Tag: Cameroon

Rigobert Song resumes coaching role with local Cameroon team

Rigobert Song resumes coaching role with local Cameroon team

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Former Cameroon captain, Rigobert Song, who suffered a brain aneurysm ten months ago, is preparing for his first coaching mission with the home-based national Cameroon side. The local Indomitable Lions are away to Sao Tome and Principe on Saturday in the first leg of the latest round of qualifiers for the African Nations Championship (CHAN) - a tournament which is contested by footballers playing in their own domestic league. Song has called up 20 players for the two-legged tie ."Initially I had no idea about Sao Tome and Principe, but I have done my homework to know their playing style," Song told BBC Sport. "I have prepared my team to help them give their best performance and put our opponents in difficulty". Song resumed his coaching job just months after suffering the br...
Ahmad says Cameroon needs ‘to convince Caf’ it can host Afcon

Ahmad says Cameroon needs ‘to convince Caf’ it can host Afcon

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hmad The Confederation of African Football (Caf) president, Ahmad, says Cameroon still needs "to convince Caf of its ability to host" the 2019 Afcon. Speaking on a trip to Burkina Faso, the Caf President gave his clearest indication yet that Cameroon could be stripped of hosting rights for the newly extended event. The 2019 Nations Cup will feature 24 teams instead of 16 and president Ahmad confirmed an inspection team will visit Cameroon later this month. "Cameroon will have to work to convince Caf on its ability to host the event,"Ahmad said. "We will send the experts and we will decide at the end of their inspection mission" he added. On Friday, Cameroon government spokesman Issa Tchiroma Bakary revealed details of the eight-day inspection visit which will begin on 20 Augu...
Africa Cup of Nations expands to 24 teams from 2019

Africa Cup of Nations expands to 24 teams from 2019

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The Africa Cup of Nations will be contested by 24 teams when the next tournament takes place in 2019, says the Confederation of African Football (Caf). Caf's executive committee rubber-stamped the proposal on Thursday at a meeting in the Moroccan capital Rabat. Africa's flagship sporting event has featured 16 teams since 1996. A decision on whether the finals will be moved from January and February to June and July is still awaited. The expansion of the tournament could create problems for Cameroon, which will host the next finals, with the Central African nation's sports minister having to deny reports that preparations were behind schedule this week. The move follows a two-day symposium organised by Caf president Ahmad to discuss the state of African football. Further c...
Cameroon captain Moukandjo joins China’s Jiangsu Suning

Cameroon captain Moukandjo joins China’s Jiangsu Suning

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Cameroon captain Benjamin Moukandjo has signed a two-year deal with Chinese Super League side Jiangsu Suning. The forward joins the struggling team, managed by Fabio Capello, after two seasons at French side Lorient FC. "Moukandjo will enhance the team's attacking power and help it to improve results! Welcome Moukandjo," the club said on its website. With one year left on his Lorient contract, Jiangsu Suning paid around US$6.25m for Moukandjo, who is 28. Jiangsu, who signed Brazilian duo Ramires and Alex Teixeira last year, are second bottom at the halfway stage of the Chinese league, with just 10 points from 16 matches. Moukandjo finished top scorer at Lorient in both his seasons with the club, who were relegated from Ligue 1 last season. "Benjamin has played for the jer...
Ghana drops one step on July FIFA rankings

Ghana drops one step on July FIFA rankings

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The Ghana Black Stars have dropped in latest edition of the FIFA/Coca Cola Ranking for the month of July. Ghana has moved one step up from 49 to the 50th position on the current World FIFA ranking released. The Black stars failed to gather points following defeats to Mexico and the United States of America in their last friendly games. Ghana maintained their ninth position in Africa behind Egypt, Senegal, Cameroon, Tunisia, Nigeria, Algeria, Burkina Faso and DR Congo. Below are the first 10 countries in Africa 1 Egypt 2 Senegal 3 Congo DR 4 Tunisia 5 Cameroon 6 Nigeria 7 Burkina Faso 8 Algeria 9 Ghana 10 Ivory Coas
Ghana beat Ethiopia 5-0 in 2019 AFCON qualifier

Ghana beat Ethiopia 5-0 in 2019 AFCON qualifier

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The Ghana Black Stars began their 2019 African Cup of Nations journey on a good note by beating Ethiopia 5 - 0 at the Kumasi Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Sunday evening. Skipper Asamoah Gyan shot the stars in front when he connected with a Thomas Agyepong's cross to put the ball in the net. Ghana got the second goal of the day when defender John Boye calmly controlled Raphael Dwamena's header into the penalty box before sending a drive at the top corner of their opponents net. Midfielder Ebenezer Ofori added the third goal of the day when he sent a left - footed screamer at the top corner before the end of the first 45 minutes. Back from recess, debutante striker Raphael Dwamena announced his presence in the game when he scored two quick goals to increase the score to 5 - 0....
Ghana Black Starlets coach Paa Kwesi Fabin ask for more support

Ghana Black Starlets coach Paa Kwesi Fabin ask for more support

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Head coach of the Ghana Black Starlets Paa Kwasi Fabin has called on Ghanaians to continue supporting the team despite a brilliant start in the competition. The Starlets thrashed Cameroon 4-0 in their Group A opener on Sunday and the former Asante Kotoko coach is urging football fans to keep supporting the team. "We need more support both spiritually and physically in order to achieve our main aim of this competition. We believe with the support we can qualify for the World Cup and even win the tournament" he said after the game. Ghana totally outclassed the Cameroonians with some breathtaking football which saw them race into a three-nil at half time. Ghana’s next match is on Wednesday against Gabon in Port Gentil at exactly 5: 30 local time.
Ghana thrash Cameroon in U-17 Nations Cup opener

Ghana thrash Cameroon in U-17 Nations Cup opener

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The Ghana Black Starlets began their African U17 Nations Cup tournament on a good account by beating Cameroon by 4 - 0 at the Stade de Port Gentil in Gabon. Two goals each from skipper Eric Ayiah and Sulley Ibrahim ensured the young Ghanaians beat their Central African opponents this evening. The Black Starlets showed their intentions of winning the game with a brilliant display which got them three great goals in the first half. The Cameroonians came back into the second half very strong but the resolute defense of the Ghanaians were too hard to break. Ayiah sealed the win for Ghana when he scored the fourth goal with a wonderful volley. Coach Paa Kwesi Fabin's side would be having their eyes set on qualifying to the next round with another win over host Gabon when they...
Ghana U17 leaves for Gabon Youth championship

Ghana U17 leaves for Gabon Youth championship

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The Black Starlets of Ghana will travel out of the country today for Gabon ahead of the African Junior Championship. The team headed by Coach Paa Kwesi Fabin will leave their Prampram base where they have been camping for the tournament which kicks - off next week. The young stars will be hoping to make amends after failing to represent in the last edition after they were disqualified for using an over aged player. Ghana has been housed in Group A along with, Cameroon, Guinea and the host nation Gabon. This year's tournament begins from May 14 - 28 with a lot of fireworks expected.
Dr Pamboe, others train team doctors in Cameroon

Dr Pamboe, others train team doctors in Cameroon

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The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has organized a three-day medical training in Yaoundé, Cameroon to train medical doctors for clubs taking part in this year's CAF Champions League. Among the leading resource persons at the training, which ended today, was Dr Prince Pamboe, a member of the medical committee of the Ghana Football Association, who is also a member of CAF Sub committee on Sports Cardiology. Dr Pamboe, who is also a CAF Sports Medicine Instructor, and his team of experts are also to develop strategies to carry out research leading to injury prevention and prevention of sudden death in the pitch as a result of heart attacks. Source: GFA