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Aboubakar Scores Two Penalties As Cameroon Defeats Burkina Faso 2:1

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Aboubakar Scores Two Penalties As Cameroon Defeats Burkina Faso 2:1

The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon came from one goal deficit to record a 2-1 victory over Burkina Faso in the opening match of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament played at the Paul Biya stadium in Olembe, Younde, on Sunday.

The hosts required two first half penalty kicks converted by their captain Vincent Aboubakar to claim all three points in the Group A encounter with country’s President Biya and new FACAFOOT President Samule Eto’o both in attendance.

Cameroon’s sluggish start to the game despite having the first shot at goal was punished by Burkina Faso in the 24th minute through Gustavo Sangare who converted Betrand Traore’s cross at the far post to silence the home crowd.

The Stallions of Burkina Faso, however, lost their head in the face of increased pressure from Cameroon’s dangerous attack and conceded two cheap penalty kicks in the last seven minutes of the encounter.

The first required a long VAR check for Traore impeding Zambo Anguissa and Aboubakar coolly slotted into the bottom corner to reawaken the crowd.

READ ALSO: AFCON 2021: CAF Comfirms Use Of VAR In All 52 Matches

Cameroon who has not lost to Burkina Faso at AFCON completed the turnaround with the second penalty deep in added time of the first period.

The Al Nassr striker again sent the goalkeeper the wrong way to net his 27th international goal and give Cameroon a 2-1 lead they did not relinquish in the second half.

Cyrille Bayala was denied by Andre Onana as Burkina Faso went close to an equalizer early in the second half but Antonio Conceicao’s Indomitable Lions wasted several opportunities to increase their margin of victory.
Cameroon, who suffered a last-16 exit at the hands of Nigeria at Egypt 2019, take all three points and are top of the Group A while the Burkinabe are at the bottom with no point. Both countries play their next games on 13 January, the hosts meeting Ethiopia while Burkina Faso will face Cape Verde.

 

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30 percent of Pele’s Assets Go To Widow – lawyer

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The 30 percent of the assets of the late legendary footballer Pele will go to his wife,according to his will disclosed by his lawyer.

The will states that Marcia Cibele Aoki, Pele’s third and last wife, will inherit his mansion in Guaruja, a seaside resort town south of Sao Paulo, where the couple lived, according to her lawyer Luiz Kignel.

Other assets belonging to Pele, who died after battling cancer in late December at age 82, include more real estate and a stake in the Pele brand, Kignel said, adding that a complete inventory has yet to be made.

The remaining 70 percent is reserved for Pele’s children, including an unrecognized daughter that he may have.

“He indicated the possibility of the existence of another daughter, whose recognition will depend on a DNA test, which could not be carried out (on Pele) due to the pandemic and the state of his health,” said Kignel.

According to Kignel, the woman in question is a Brazilian national and she has taken legal steps to be recognized as Pele’s daughter.

In September 2022, a court in Sao Paulo ordered Pele to submit to a DNA test, according to the G1 website. The test must now be performed on one of his seven recognized children.

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Obasanjo Shines, Scores Hat-trick As BBHS Mark 100 Years

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By John Michael Ojo
It was a moment of joy yesterday in Ogun State as former President Olusegun Obasanjo, captained the football team of Baptist Boy High School, Abeokuta the state capital to a glorious victory in  a novelty match as part of the activities lined up to mark  the 100th anniversary of the college.

As a former student of the college, Obasanjo who toed the path of contemporary European stars like Messi, Ronaldo, Mbappe and Neymar in the match, was the star attraction for spectators, many of whom are also former students of the school.

READ ALSO: Why Nobody Can Stop Me From Supporting Obi – Obasanjo

The encounter which saw the old students battle it out with former teachers of the college ended in a 3-0 victory in favour of the old students with all three goals coming from the former president.

Among the high-profile old students present at the event are Bukola Olopade, a former Sports Commissioner in Ogun State; and Hakeem Akintunde, who is the Chairman of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) in the state.

 

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Everton Fires Frank Lampard

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By John Michael Ojo
Relegation threatened Premier League side, Everton has relieved its manager, Frank Lampard of his role as the club’s head coach.

Frank Lampard, a former Chelsea midfielder and coach was sacked on Monday after an agreement was reached by Everton’s board, following a run of poor performances recorded under the tenure of the former British star.

With only three wins so far this season in the Premier League, Everton currently sits in 19th place with 15 points after 20 games played.

READ ALSO: Chelsea Fires Lampard

The news of his sack, was convened to him by Farhad Moshiri, the club’s major shareholder through a telephone call after a 357-day spell in charge of the club.

There have been wide speculations over his sack after Everton’s 2-0 loss to West Ham, with Lampard reportedly in a meeting with Moshiri, Chairman Bill Kenwright and Everton’s Director of Football, Kevin Thelwell.

Frank Lampard took over at Goodison with Everton 16th in the table, six points above the relegation zone.

Everton had 10 defeats in the remaining 18 games of the season, but secured their survival with a 3-2 comeback victory against Crystal Palace on what Lampard called “one of the greatest nights” of his career.

He won only 12 of his 44 matches in charge in all competitions, a win percentage of 27.27 that is far worse than his record at Derby (42.1%) and Chelsea (52.4%).

 

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