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Draw moves Nigeria closer to World Cup

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Johannesburg (AFP) – Nigeria survived a late Cameroon onslaught to draw 1-1 in Yaounde Monday and move closer to qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Moses Simon put Nigeria ahead on 30 minutes and substitute Vincent Aboubakar equalised from a 75th-minute penalty at Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo to spark a rally by the hosts.

Nigeria set to qualify, Ghana, South Africa in trouble in World Cup qualifiers

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Johannesburg (AFP) – Nigeria hammered African champions Cameroon Friday to virtually seal a 2018 World Cup place, but Ghana drew and South Africa lost to suffer serious qualifying setbacks.

Current and former Chelsea midfielders Victor Moses and John Obi Mikel scored one goal and created another as Nigeria overwhelmed Cameroon 4-0 in southeast city Uyo.

Nigeria set to qualify, Ghana, South Africa in trouble in World Cup qualifiers

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Johannesburg (AFP) – Nigeria hammered African champions Cameroon Friday to virtually seal a 2018 World Cup place, but Ghana drew and South Africa lost to suffer serious qualifying setbacks.

Current and former Chelsea midfielders Victor Moses and John Obi Mikel scored one goal and created another as Nigeria overwhelmed Cameroon 4-0 in southeast city Uyo.

Nigeria lose goalkeeper Akpeyi to injury

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Abuja (AFP) – Nigeria goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi will miss Friday’s World Cup qualifier against Cameroon in Uyo with injury, coach Gernot Rohr said on Wednesday.

Ikechukwu Ezenwa from Nigerian club FC Ifeanyi Ubah will now start the game, while Dele Ajiboye from Plateau United has been handed a late invitation to the squad in the absence of South-Africa based Akpeyi.

Nigeria lose goalkeeper Akpeyi to injury

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Abuja (AFP) – Nigeria goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi will miss Friday’s World Cup qualifier against Cameroon in Uyo with injury, coach Gernot Rohr said on Wednesday.

Ikechukwu Ezenwa from Nigerian club FC Ifeanyi Ubah will now start the game, while Dele Ajiboye from Plateau United has been handed a late invitation to the squad in the absence of South-Africa based Akpeyi.

Cameroon need four points to avoid World Cup qualifying doom

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Johannesburg (AFP) – Cameroon coach Hugo Broos admits their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign is doomed if they do not take at least four points off Nigeria in back-to-back clashes.

The Group B rivals meet in southeastern Nigerian city Uyo this Friday and in Cameroonian capital Yaounde three days later.

Cameroon need four points to avoid World Cup qualifying doom

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Johannesburg (AFP) – Cameroon coach Hugo Broos admits their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign is doomed if they do not take at least four points off Nigeria in back-to-back clashes.

The Group B rivals meet in southeastern Nigerian city Uyo this Friday and in Cameroonian capital Yaounde three days later.

FIFA to run crisis-hit Cameroon federation

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Yaoundé (AFP) – FIFA has appointed a committee to run crisis-hit Cameroonian football as doubts grow over the country’s ability to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Cameroon is struggling to complete the necessary infrastructure projects to host the three-week event.

The organisation of the tournament has been complicated by a power struggle at the heart of the Cameroonian Football Association after Tombi Roko Sidiki’s controversial victory in the 2015 race to be chief executive was annulled by the country’s national Olympic and sports committee.

FIFA to run crisis-hit Cameroon federation

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Yaoundé (AFP) – FIFA has appointed a committee to run crisis-hit Cameroonian football as doubts grow over the country’s ability to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Cameroon is struggling to complete the necessary infrastructure projects to host the three-week event.

The organisation of the tournament has been complicated by a power struggle at the heart of the Cameroonian Football Association after Tombi Roko Sidiki’s controversial victory in the 2015 race to be chief executive was annulled by the country’s national Olympic and sports committee.

Hayatou defends Cameroon amid CAN criticism

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Paris (AFP) – Former Confederation of African Football president Issa Hayatou on Tuesday slammed his successor Ahmad Ahmad over claims that Cameroon is not ready to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Malagasy Ahmad, who ended Hayatou’s 29-year reign as CAF president last March, had said that the country’s infrastructure “wasn’t ready” to host the 2019 CAN and even suggested he may open a bidding process to other countries to help stage the event.

Cameroon ‘not ready’ to host 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

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Ouagadougou (AFP) – Cameroon face being stripped of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations after continental football chief Ahmad Ahmad admitted Saturday that the country “is not ready” to host the 2019 tournament.

“Cameroon isn’t ready to welcome even four teams,” said Ahmad, the president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

Njie seals permanent Marseille switch

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London (AFP) – Cameroon international striker Clinton Njie has joined Marseille on a permanent deal from Tottenham Hotspur after spending last season on loan in France, the Premier League club said Sunday.

The 23-year-old joined Spurs from Lyon in 2015 but featured sparingly at White Hart Lane before he was shipped out to Marseille, where he scored four goals in 23 appearances.

Njie seals permanent Marseille switch

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London (AFP) – Cameroon international striker Clinton Njie has joined Marseille on a permanent deal from Tottenham Hotspur after spending last season on loan in France, the Premier League club said Sunday.

The 23-year-old joined Spurs from Lyon in 2015 but featured sparingly at White Hart Lane before he was shipped out to Marseille, where he scored four goals in 23 appearances.

Capello lures Cameroon skipper Moukandjo to China

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Rennes (France) (AFP) – Cameroon striker Benjamin Moukandjo has joined Fabio Capello’s struggling Chinese Super League outfit Jiangsu Suning after two seasons at Lorient, the French club said on Thursday.

The 28-year-old who captained Cameroon to the African Cup of Nations title in 2017 has signed a two-years deal with the club coached by former AC Milan, Real Madrid and England boss Capello since June.

Germany’s Timo Werner eyes Confederations Cup glory

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Sochi (Russia) (AFP) – Ambitious Timo Werner is eyeing Confederations Cup glory with Germany and hopes his two goals against Cameroon are enough to see him start Thursday’s semi-final with Mexico.

The 21-year-old sealed the world champions’ 3-1 win in Sochi with a second-half brace by heading home Joshua Kimmich’s cross, then drilled in a second to calm German nerves just after Vincent Aboubakar netted Cameroon’s consolation goal.

Germany coach wary of Cameroon threat

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Sochi (Russia) (AFP) – Joachim Loew remains wary of the threat posed by Cameroon as the Germany coach bids to maintain his decade-long record of reaching the semi-finals at major tournaments in the Confederations Cup on Sunday.

The world champions take on Cameroon’s Indomitable Lions at Sochi’s Fisht Stadium while Chile play Australia in Moscow in the final round of Group B games.

Germany coach wary of Cameroon threat

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Sochi (Russia) (AFP) – Joachim Loew remains wary of the threat posed by Cameroon as the Germany coach bids to maintain his decade-long record of reaching the semi-finals at major tournaments in the Confederations Cup on Sunday.

The world champions take on Cameroon’s Indomitable Lions at Sochi’s Fisht Stadium while Chile play Australia in Moscow in the final round of Group B games.

Germany hope Liverpool’s Emre Can fit for Cameroon

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Sochi (Russia) (AFP) – Liverpool midfielder Emre Can is Germany’s only injury concern for Sunday’s Confederations Cup match against Cameroon after a training knock.

The 23-year-old, who impressed in Thursday’s 1-1 draw against Chile, went down ahead of the German’s final Group B match in Sochi.

Germany hope Liverpool’s Emre Can fit for Cameroon

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Sochi (Russia) (AFP) – Liverpool midfielder Emre Can is Germany’s only injury concern for Sunday’s Confederations Cup match against Cameroon after a training knock.

The 23-year-old, who impressed in Thursday’s 1-1 draw against Chile, went down ahead of the German’s final Group B match in Sochi.

Milligan penalty rescues Confederations Cup draw for Australia

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Saint Petersburg (AFP) – Australia captain Mark Milligan converted a second-half penalty in Thursday’s 1-1 draw with Cameroon in Saint Petersburg that left both teams heading for an early Confederations Cup exit.

Cameroon midfielder Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa scored with a superb flick on the stroke of half-time, but Milligan slotted home a spot-kick on 60 minutes as both sides picked up their first point in Group B.

Milligan penalty rescues Confederations Cup draw for Australia

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Saint Petersburg (AFP) – Australia captain Mark Milligan converted a second-half penalty in Thursday’s 1-1 draw with Cameroon in Saint Petersburg that left both teams heading for an early Confederations Cup exit.

Cameroon midfielder Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa scored with a superb flick on the stroke of half-time, but Milligan slotted home a spot-kick on 60 minutes as both sides picked up their first point in Group B.

Champions Cameroon pick ‘rebels’ for friendlies

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Johannesburg (AFP) – Cameroon have chosen two stars who shunned the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations-winning campaign for their first match since defeating Egypt in the final last month.

Marseille midfielder Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa and Schalke striker Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting were recalled for a friendly against Tunisia in Monastir Friday.

Egypt salutes team ‘dignity’ after agonising Cup of Nations loss

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Cairo (AFP) – The Egyptian president and newspapers applauded the “dignity” of the national football team on Monday, calling them champions despite agonisingly losing the Africa Cup of Nations final 2-1 to Cameroon.

Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny gave Egypt the lead midway through the first half on Sunday and they looked to be on course to win an unrivalled eighth Cup of Nations crown in their first appearance at the tournament since 2010.

Egypt salutes team ‘dignity’ after agonising Cup of Nations loss

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Cairo (AFP) – The Egyptian president and newspapers applauded the “dignity” of the national football team on Monday, calling them champions despite agonisingly losing the Africa Cup of Nations final 2-1 to Cameroon.

Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny gave Egypt the lead midway through the first half on Sunday and they looked to be on course to win an unrivalled eighth Cup of Nations crown in their first appearance at the tournament since 2010.

Cameroon toast unlikely Africa Cup of Nations triumph

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Libreville (AFP) – Cameroon celebrated the most improbable of victories at the Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday which coach Hugo Broos hoped would pave the way towards a bright future for his team.

The Indomitable Lions showed remarkable character to come from behind and beat Egypt 2-1 in a brilliant game at the Stade de l’Amitie in Libreville with Nicolas Nkoulou and Vincent Aboubakar scoring to spark wild celebrations.

Cameroon toast unlikely Africa Cup of Nations triumph

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Libreville (AFP) – Cameroon celebrated the most improbable of victories at the Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday which coach Hugo Broos hoped would pave the way towards a bright future for his team.

The Indomitable Lions showed remarkable character to come from behind and beat Egypt 2-1 in a brilliant game at the Stade de l’Amitie in Libreville with Nicolas Nkoulou and Vincent Aboubakar scoring to spark wild celebrations.

Cuper sorry for letting Egyptians down in Cup final

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Libreville (AFP) – Egypt coach Hector Cuper was apologetic towards the supporters of his side after the Pharaohs threw away the lead to lose 2-1 to Cameroon in Sunday’s Africa Cup of Nations final.

Egypt had taken a first-half lead in Libreville through Mohamed Elneny but Cameroon levelled the scores in the second half when Nicolas Nkoulou headed in and Vincent Aboubakar then scored a dramatic winner with two minutes to go.

Cuper sorry for letting Egyptians down in Cup final

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Libreville (AFP) – Egypt coach Hector Cuper was apologetic towards the supporters of his side after the Pharaohs threw away the lead to lose 2-1 to Cameroon in Sunday’s Africa Cup of Nations final.

Egypt had taken a first-half lead in Libreville through Mohamed Elneny but Cameroon levelled the scores in the second half when Nicolas Nkoulou headed in and Vincent Aboubakar then scored a dramatic winner with two minutes to go.

Cameroon victory ‘a great beginning’ – Broos

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Libreville (AFP) – Cameroon coach Hugo Broos hailed his side’s triumph against the odds at the Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday and declared his hope that it can herald a bright future for the country.

Broos had to deal with a host of refusals from key players to accept call-ups for the Cup of Nations but a new squad defied expectations to reach the final, where they beat Egypt 2-1 in Libreville.

Cameroon victory ‘a great beginning’ – Broos

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Libreville (AFP) – Cameroon coach Hugo Broos hailed his side’s triumph against the odds at the Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday and declared his hope that it can herald a bright future for the country.

Broos had to deal with a host of refusals from key players to accept call-ups for the Cup of Nations but a new squad defied expectations to reach the final, where they beat Egypt 2-1 in Libreville.

Cameroon win Africa Cup of Nations

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Libreville (AFP) – Vincent Aboubakar scored the winner as Cameroon came from behind to beat Egypt 2-1 in the Africa Cup of Nations final on Sunday.

Aboubakar’s brilliant finish with two minutes left came just as extra time seemed a certainty at the Stade de l’Amitie in Libreville, Gabon.

Cameroon, Egypt go head to head in Africa Cup of Nations final

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Libreville (AFP) – Traditional continental giants who had fallen on hard times, Egypt and Cameroon are looking to cap remarkable revivals when they meet in the Africa Cup of Nations final on Sunday.

The first winners of the trophy 60 years ago, Egypt have been African champions a record seven times but were making their comeback in the competition here after missing the last three editions of the Cup of Nations amid political upheaval in the country.

Cameroon, Egypt go head to head in Africa Cup of Nations final

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Libreville (AFP) – Traditional continental giants who had fallen on hard times, Egypt and Cameroon are looking to cap remarkable revivals when they meet in the Africa Cup of Nations final on Sunday.

The first winners of the trophy 60 years ago, Egypt have been African champions a record seven times but were making their comeback in the competition here after missing the last three editions of the Cup of Nations amid political upheaval in the country.

Rejuvenated Cameroon, Egypt set for Cup final showdown

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Libreville (AFP) Cameroon and Egypt are both aiming to cap remarkable revivals by winning the Africa Cup of Nations when they meet in a final that few thought possible in Libreville on Sunday evening.

These are two of the most successful nations in the 60-year history of the competition, with Egypt unrivalled on seven titles and Cameroon, four-time winners, just behind alongside Ghana.

Rejuvenated Cameroon, Egypt set for Cup final showdown

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Libreville (AFP) Cameroon and Egypt are both aiming to cap remarkable revivals by winning the Africa Cup of Nations when they meet in a final that few thought possible in Libreville on Sunday evening.

These are two of the most successful nations in the 60-year history of the competition, with Egypt unrivalled on seven titles and Cameroon, four-time winners, just behind alongside Ghana.

Five Cameroon v Egypt facts

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Libreville (AFP) Five facts for the Africa Cup of Nations final between Cameroon and Egypt at Stade de l'Amitie in Libreville Sunday (1900 GMT):

The countries have played each other seven times at the Cup of Nations with Egypt winning three matches and Cameroon two with two drawn.

Two of the previous meetings have been in finals with Egypt victorious on both occasions 5-4 on penalties after a 0-0 draw in 1986 and 1-0 in 2008.

Chile

Why did Chile risk an injured Alexis Sanchez? Look at this pic to prove their stupidity

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The Chile manager Juan Antonio Pizzi must be absolutely crazy for risking Alexis Sanchez in last night's Confederations Cup game against the Cameroon. The Arsenal star left training with a swollen ankle before the game, and Pizzi indicated he wouldn't play him if he was injured. The coach said: "[We're] optimistic from the images we've [.

2017 FIFA Confederations Cup Preview

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The 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup kicks off in just over two weeks and Russia will be hosting the tournament this time.

Sochi, St. Petersburg, Kazan and Moscow will be the host cities and the tournament will comprise of eight teams from across the world. The teams will be divided into two different groups.

The Rest

Eric Ayuk called up to Cameroon U20s

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The Cameroonian winger will head to Zambia to play in the Africa U20 Cup of Nations

Philadelphia Union and Bethlehem Steel FC winger Eric Ayuk got an early birthday present, getting another call up to the Cameroon U20s side. The Cameroon U20s will face off against the Sudan U20s on Thursday, March 2 in the opening round of the 2017 Africa U20 Cup of Nations in Zambia.

Some Soccer News for Feb 6, 2017

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It's Day 37 of 2017.


Huge congrats to Cameroon for winning the Africa Cup of Nations!

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Last seasons surprise of all surprises Leicester City are now just 1 point above the relegation zone in England - losers of 4 in a row.

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Bob Bradley is out there looking for a job.