Cameroon Holds Eagles to Delay Nigeria’s Qualification for Russia 2018

first_imgCoach Hugo Broos who benched both Aboubakar Vincent and Christian Bassogog for Zambo Anguissa and Jean Pierre Nsame, sought the maximum damage but it failed ,to happen before Simon’s goal came of the beautiful exchanges between Odion Ighalo and Victor Moses.That first stanza ended in favour of Nigeria but the hosts had clearly, the most chances.On resumption for the second half, the Cameroon gaffer introduced both Aboubakar and Bassogog as his joker. The two substitutions changed the game in favour of the e Lions. It appears Broos suddenly realized that Elderson Echiejile was the weak link in  the Nigerian defence line and instructed his wards to be exploit that.A float from that area to the middle led to Ezenwa coming out to gun for the ball with onrushing Aboubakar. The FC IfeanyiUbah goal keeper tripped the Lions’ star forward for Zambian center referee, Bakare Papa Gassama to signal for a penalty kick.Aboubakar converted the kick for Cameroon’s equalizer.Nigerian Coach, Gernot Roth introduced Kelechi Iheanacho, Mikel Agu and Oghenekaro Etebo deep into the game but the resolute Lions refused to budge. Not even the added five minutes could change the course of the game.Speaking at the post match, Coach Roahr said he achieved his aim of picking four points from the six at stake against the African champions.“It is not easy to play the AFCON champions and pick four points out of six. We have e achieved our aims with the victory in Uyo and the draw here in Yaoundé. The Cameroonians have only delayed our party. We still have two more games to achieve our aim of qualifying to the World Cup in Russia,” observed the Franco-German coach last night. 4Algeria301237-41 2Zambia31115414 Group B PosTeamPWDLGFGAGDPts 1Nigeria4310103710 By Duro Ikhazuagbe in YaoundéNigeria’s desire to seal the qualification for the World Cup 2018 with two legs victories over Cameroon failed to material last night as the Indomitable Lions battled back from first half one goal down to share points with the Super Eagles in Yaoundé.Now, Nigeria will have to wait for the  October 7 clash with the Chipolopolo of Zambia in the Match day 5 clash in Uyo to pop the Champagne iced since last Friday after the 4-0 crushing of Cameroon.Yesterday, the Cameroonians fought like wounded Lions to be able to rescue something from the clash to save their faces before their partisan home crowd.Until Moses Simon stabbed in the winner in the 30th minutes, the reigning African champions controlled the game, straying into Nigeria’s half with relative ease. 3Cameroon403137-43 Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Man City smash Watford 6-0 to win FA Cup final

first_img Source: BBC Raheem Sterling scored the first FA Cup final hat-trick since 1953 as Manchester City rounded off an outstanding season by crushing Watford at Wembley to clinch a historic domestic treble.Sterling was the star of the show as Pep Guardiola’s team became the first English men’s team to achieve the feat of winning the Premier League, FA Cup and Carabao Cup in the same season.They reaffirmed their status as this season’s dominant force as Watford were utterly outclassed.Watford’s best chance of over-turning the odds came early on when City keeper Ederson saved at the feel of Roberto Pereyra and they were furious when referee Kevin Friend waved away penalty claims after Vincent Kompany blocked Abdoulaye Doucoure’s shot.The contest was effectively over from the moment David Silva finished from close range after 26 minutes, Sterling doubling the advantage before half-time by turning in Gabriel Jesus’s goalbound shot.Watford rallied briefly after the break but were always wide open to the counter attack.They were brutally punished by an imperious City side, as substitute Kevin de Bruyne scored from Gabriel Jesus’s pass just after the hour before the Brazilian raced clear for another goal shortly afterwards.Sterling wrote his own name into the history with a treble by scoring twice in the final 10 minutes – turning in Bernardo Silva’s perfect cross before bundling in the final goal of a memorable display from Guardiola’s side.It was City’s sixth FA Cup triumph and their first under Guardiola, who has now won six trophies since taking over at Etihad Stadium in 2016.City’s win means Wolverhampton Wanderers, who finished seventh in the Premier League table, will play in the two-legged second qualifying round of the Europa League on 25 July and 1 August.last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013

first_imgWellington Police notes for Wednesday, October 16, 2013:•8:39 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of a riding lawn mower in the 1200 block N. A, Wellington.•12:05 p.m. Officer took a report of a welfare check in the 1100 block N. B, Wellington.•11:17 a.m. Jenny L. Sanders, 31, Wellington was arrested and confined on a Sumner County Bench Warrant for failure to appear.•12:54 p.m. Dameon V. Baumgarner, 33, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with exhibition of acceleration and expired drivers’ license.•11:37 a.m. Officers investigated probation violation of a known suspect in the 1300 block. E. 16th, Wellington.•11:43 a.m. Jason M. Stallings, 36, Wellington was arrested and confined on a Sumner County Order to Arrest and Detain for Probation Violation.•11:43 a.m. Traci N. Stallings, 34, Wellington was arrested and confined on a Sumner County Order to Arrest and Detain for Probation Violation.last_img read more