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Cameroon to represent Africa in Confederations cup

Cameroon to represent Africa in Confederations cup

African Sports
Cameroon will represent Africa in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup competition in Russia. The tournament which begins from June 17 to July 2 will see the African champions face Germany and Chile as they make their second appearance in the competition. The Cameroonians overturned a 1-0 El Neny's goal to beat Egypt 2-1 to lift their fifth AFCON trophy in Gabon. The Indomitable Lions are housed in Group B with Germany, Chile and Australia. European champion Portugal will face hosts Russia in Group A, along with Mexico and New Zealand. Russia will play New Zealand in the opening game in St. Petersburg. Cameroon took part in the the Confederations Cup in 2003 and played a semi-final against Colombia that witnessed one of the poignant incidents in the country's footballing
Cameroon expecting Matip, Choupo Moting and others

Cameroon expecting Matip, Choupo Moting and others

African Sports
Cameroon expect Liverpool defender Joel Matip, West Brom's Allan Nyom and Schalke's Eric Maxim Choupo- Moting to arrive at their Africa Cup of Nations training camp on Tuesday. The trio are among eight Cameroon players to be called up but who are refusing to play at the tournament, which starts in Gabon on 14 January. They could be banned from club football during the competition. Bournemouth striker Benik Afobe has also withdrawn from DR Congo's squad. "We have three players who are due to arrive, notably Allan Nyom and Joel Matip. The third player is Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting," said team manager Alphonse Tchami. Cameroon, who are coached by Hugo Broos, have been drawn in Group A with hosts Gabon, Burkina Faso and Guinea-Bissau. Right-back Nyom told Broos he wanted to
Kayza Massey: From the orphanage to the World Cup Featured

Kayza Massey: From the orphanage to the World Cup Featured

Women Football
It takes just a few seconds and a couple of words to establish that Kayza Massey is no ordinary Ghanaian. But it is only once she starts telling her full, remarkable story - all in a distinctively Canadian accent - that it becomes clear just how extraordinary this 15-year-old goalkeeper is.   As with any tale, it is best to begin at the start and, in this case, the fortuitous meeting with a charity worker that changed her life forever. "I was born in Ghana but I was in an orphanage until my mom came from Canada," Massey told FIFA.com. "She had been working in Ghana for UNICEF at the time, building a school in Walewale, and someone told her one day, 'Oh, we have a surprise for you'. That surprise was one-month old baby - me - and she decided to adopt me....

FIFA/GFA organises Pitch Maintenance Seminar in Prampram

Local News
President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Mr Kwesi Nyantakyi officially opened the FIFA Pitch Maintenance course for groundsmen on Thursday July 28 at the Ghanaman Soccer Centre of Excellence in Prampram. The seminar is aimed at training groundsmen of the various national and club pitches on how to maintain the natural grass pitches to ensure its longevity. It's also to teach the groundsmen on the importance of good maintenance of football pitches and to maintain their quality. GFA President Kwesi Nyantakyi, in his opening remarks at the opening ceremony on Wednesday morning said that the seminar is in fulfillment of the GFA's promise to maintain football pitches and encouraging proper maintenance of football pitches as well. "Key to this mission is to ensure that Ghana has wel

Sepp Blatter claims European draws fixed by using hot and cold balls

International News
Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter claims some European draws were fixed using "hot and cold balls". Blatter, who is appealing a six-year ban from football imposed by FIFA and being investigated as part of a probe into claims of corruption during his tenure at the governing body, insists no draw at world level was rigged. UEFA has dismissed Blatter's claims, telling Sky Sports News  "Allegations that UEFA has in the past fixed draws for its competitions are completely absurd and therefore not worth a reaction." In an interview with an Argentine newspaper, Blatter claimed he witnessed the trick being employed "at European level", but did not elaborate. "I never touched the balls," he told La Nacion. "Of course, you can mark them (by) heating them or cooling them. "I witnessed draws at t