Ajara Nchout scores for Atletico Madrid Feminino.

Indomitable Lionesses’ forward Ajara Nchout Njoya was amongst the goal scorers for Atletico Madrid Femenino in their 0-4 away win over Real Betis.

The Cameroonian scored the fourth goal at the 87th minute in match day 21 of the Spanish Women’s top tier this Sunday March 7, 2021 at the San José de la Riconada Stadium.

It was her second league goal of the season in seven games, since joining Atletico from Norwegian champions, Valerenga.

The Cameroon forward provided the assist for their first goal the 16th minute, to 24-year-old Colombian midfielder Leicy Maria Santos.

They extended their lead at the 58th minute through their 21-year-old Venezuelan forward Deyna Cristina Castellanos.

A third goal at the 74th minute from Amanda Sampredo put the game to bed, before Ajara added the icing on the cake with a fourth at the 87th minute.

The win takes Atletico to fourth on the log with 41 points, 13 points away from Nigerian forward and reigning African Women’s Player of the Year, Assisat Oshoala’s FC Barcelona who have played three games less.

Real Betis of injured 23-year-old Cameroon forward Michaela Abam are 15th on the log with 16 points after 21 games.

 

All Star Game: Embiid to offer his bonus to the poor.

Joel Embiid will participate this Sunday for the 4th time in a row in the All Star Game. And the Cameroonian pivot will therefore benefit like all the participants from a bonus of 100,000 dollars. But Embiid, who receives an annual salary of 29 million dollars this season 2020-2021, will not receive this bonus.

The 26-year-old basketball player has, in factdecided to pay them to the poor in Philadelphia. "There are so many people who have gone under during this pandemic. I feel it is important to give more support to individuals and families who are in difficulty. Homeless and in urgent need of food. I am always grateful for the support of Philadelphia and the fans. And not just during the All-Star Game, but throughout my career. I will continue to help them in any way I can," says Joel Embiid.

So generous in lifeEmbiid is eyeing a season feat of MVP this year. At the halfway point, he is certainly the best player in the NBA. He is the 2nd best scorer in the League (30 pts) and the 6th best rebounder (11 rbds).

Salzburg: Daka "Player of the Month" of February.

Daka, voted "Player of the Month" of February by Salzburg fans.

Zambian striker Patson Daka is voted "Player of the Month" for February at his club, Redbull Salzburg. The "Chipolopolo" received 57% of the votes. Aaronson came second with 23% of the votes, followed by Kristensen, third with 14%. 2223 voters, or 57% of the votes.

Current top scorer of the championship with 17 goals, the Zambian star has torn the opposing nets in February. Six goals including a hat-trick against Rapid. He was the great architect of Salzburg's victory in this match (4-2).

U20 AFCON: Ghana and Uganda dominate best 11.

 

 

Ghana has been crowned champions of the U20 AFCON after seeing off surprise package Uganda 2-0 in Saturday's final. Evidently both sides have been impressive throughout the competition, and their individual players have been compensated in the tournament's best starting 11.

Two players from both teams make the list especially Ghana's shot-stopper Danlad Ibrahim who finished as overall best keeper while CAR defender Flory Yangoa stood out as well. Cameroon's Captain Blondon Meyapya who led the Lions to a single goal conceded in three group games, partners in the center back.

 

The competition's Most Valuable Player Abdul Fatawul of Ghana undoubtedly makes the list while the golden boot winner Uganda's Derrick Kakooza with 5 goals, complete the attacking department.

 

Uganda's coach steering his nation to their first finals in this category, is compensated at an individual level.

 

Full team;

Defenders

Danlad Ibrahim – Ghana (GK)
Aziz Kayonda – Uganda (Defender)
Flory Yangoa – CAR (Defender)
Jawara Lamine – Gambia (Defender)
Blondon Meyapya – Cameroon (Defender)

Midfield

El Mehdi – Morocco
Lamarana Jallow – Gambia
Chihed Labidi – Tunisia

Forwards

Abdul Fatawul – Ghana
Derrick Kakooza – Uganda
Joeffrey Bazie – Burkina Faso

Coach: Morley Byekwaso – Uganda.

 

 

Edward MUAMBO

 

Cameroon's Tawamba bags brace in Saudi top flight.

 

Cameroon forward Leandre Tawamba Kana was the hero for Al-Taawoun FC on Thursday night, in their 2-2 home draw with Al-Batin in match day 22 of the Saudi Arabia Pro League.

The 31-year-old forward opened the scoring at the sixth minute for the home side and gave them a two-goal cushion at the stroke of half time.

He has now entered double figures for the season. The former Partizan of Belgrade forward has now scored 10 goals and provided three assists in 20 league games this season for Al-Taawoun FC.

The home side failed to capitalize on their two goals lead as Al-Batin found a way back into the game.

Fabio Abreu at the 77th minute and Yousef Al-Shammari at the 84th made sure the the spoils were shared with their goals for Al-Batin.

The draw leaves Al-Taawoun on the on the fifth spot with 32 points, while Al-Batin occupies the 10th spot with 28 points on the 16 teams league table.

 

 

Edward MUAMBO

Marc Tsoungui: Cameroon defender opens goal account in Swiss.

 

18-year-old Cameroon defender Marc Fred Tsoungui scored his first goal of the season for FC Lausanne in their 0-3 away win over Vaduz in match day 23 of the Swiss Super League, on Wednesday night.

He was introduced at the 72nd minute of the game, before scoring their second deep into stoppage time.

It was his first league goal in Lausanne colors, in his sixth league appearance of the season.

He joint FC Lausanne last summer from Italian top flight side Napoli on a three-year contract.

Jonathan Bolingi put FC Lausanne ahead at the 44th minute, before Tsoungui got their second at the 90+5. They still had time for a third through Lucas Da Cunha a minute later.

The win leaves them on the fifth spot on the 10 teams league table with 30 points, while Vaduz are at the last spot with 22 points.

 

 

Edward MUAMBO

Cameroon's Salli Edgar helps Olympiakos to draw in Cyrus.

Indomitable Lions’ winger Salli Edgar opened the scoring for Olympiakos Nicosia in their 1-1 away draw with Ethnikos Achna in the first leg of the quarterfinals of the Cyprus Cup on Wednesday night.

The 28-year-old native of Garoua put the visitors ahead at the 34th minute of the game.

Cameroon forward Ibrahim Koneh was an unused substitute for Ethnikos Achna, but his teammates had enough to fight back and secure at least a draw.

Idir Ouali equalized for the home side at the 84th minute to keep their chances for a place in the semi-final of the competition alive.

Edgar was replaced at the 92nd minute of the came. It was his fifth goal across all competitions this season for Olympiakos Nicosia.

Salli Edgar who has won 34 caps with four goals for the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon, was part of their 2017 Africa Cup of Nations winning team in Gabon.

The return leg game of the quarterfinals of the Cyprus Cup comes up on Wednesday March 17th 2021.

 

 

Edward MUAMBO

CAF Women’s Champions League: Bidding opens for hosting rights.

 

The Confederation of African Football [CAF] has officially opened the bidding rights to host the maiden edition of the CAF Women’s Champions League.

According to a press release from the African football governing body, the competition will be organized annually in the period of October, November or December, based on a decision from the CAF Executive Committee.

For the maiden edition programmed to take place this year, seven teams from the seven different CAF Zones will qualify for the tournament, from Zonal qualifiers, while the champion of the host country will automatically qualify for the eight teams tournament.

Interested countries to host the tournament have been called upon to officially make a bid. They are expected to present two up-to standard stadiums, at least four CAF standard training grounds, a lodging plan to host the eight teams and an official guarantee from the government of the bidding nation.

The deadline for the reception of bids to host the tournament has been fixed for March 31, 2021.

 

Edward MUAMBO

2021 U17 AFCON: Cadet Lions record another win in prep.

The U-17 Lions of Cameroon came from two goals down to beat Cameroon top flight side APEJES of Mfou in their eighth warm up game on Wednesday, ahead of the U-17 Africa Cup of Nations.

Coach Anicet Mbarga Foe’s charges recorded an eighth consecutive win ahead of the tournament that begins in Morocco on March 13th, 2021.

Yene Arthur, Atemengue and Nkoulou were the goal scorers for coach Ndongo Emma’s APEJES, while a brace from Pagning Yamendjeu, and goals Mbele Mvogo and Sarwissi Koye made sure of the win for the U-17 Lions to keep their winning run.

The team will travel to Morocco this weekend, despite delays to their traveling plans related to the lack of visas from the Moroccan embassy.

The team is scheduled to have a final preparatory friendly game against Tanzania in Marrakech before playing their opening game of the tournament.

Cameroon is in Group C alongside Senegal, Mali and South Africa. They will play their opening game of the tournament against Senegal on March 15th, 2021, in Casablanca.

Edward MUAMBO

Cameroon: U20 Lions leave Mauritania.

The U-20 Lions have left Mauritania after their elimination at the quarterfinals of the 22 edition of the U-20 Africa Cup of Nations.

The team left Nouakchott on the night of Tuesday breaking Wednesday and are expected in Yaoundé on the night of Wednesday breaking Thursday after making a transit stop in Casablanca Morocco.

They had a perfect record in the Group A of the tournament with wins over host Mauritania, Uganda and Mozambique, scoring six goals and conceding just one.

Cameroon who won the U-20 Africa Cup of Nations in 1995 and reached the last two on four other occasions failed to beat three time champions Ghana at the quarterfinals.

The game went down to the wire with both teams failing to score in regular and extra time. Goni Ali and Kevin Prince Milla missed their spot kicks in the penalty shoot-out to hand the Black Satellites a place in the semifinals.

Cameroon’s coach Ousmanou Christophe has promised that the players will bounce back stronger from this set backgiven that they still have age on the side.

Kevin Prince Milla, Etiene Eto’o PinedaJunior Jang SundayAmbinaSeydou Ibrahim, Felix Kekoh Ndifor and others showed the huge potential in the team and gave some assurances for the future of the Indomitable Lions.