Cameroon out to maintain unbeaten run against Ghana

first_imgCameroon are unbeaten in 4 AFCON games against Ghana. (PHOTOS/Agencies)AFCON 2019Cameroon vs GhanaIsmailia Stadium, IsmailiaSaturday, 29-06-2919 @8pmCameroon will be eyeing a round of 16 spot when they take on Ghana in one of the three AFCON games to be played on Saturday.The Indomitable Lions defeated Guinea-Biaasu 2-0 in their opening game and will progress to the knockout stage with victory over Ghana at the Ismailia Stadium.After a frustrating goalless first half, Cameroon scored two goals in three minutes thanks to Yaya Banana and Stephane Bahoken.For Ghana, this is a game they cannot afford to lose after failing to beat Benin in their first game.Having initially gone a goal behind, the Black Stars turned the game on its head to take the lead before John Boye was sent off and eventually conceded in the second half to draw 2-2 in the end.A rivalry for the ages that’s not played out on the international footballing stage as often as you might expect.The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations match between Cameroon and Ghana is sure to be one of the tastiest clashes of the tournament.They rival each other in almost every sphere – from football to faux pas and squad drama.Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah says the time has come to end the dominance of Cameroon over his country in the Africa Cup of Nations.The Black Stars have confronted the Indomitable Lions four times from 1982 and the best they have achieved is two group draws while suffering two semi-final defeats.What they are saying ahead of the gameGhana coach Kwesi Appiah “We are going to give Cameroon a really good game and I am sure we will emerge victorious.”Cameroon defender Ambroise Oyongo “We have to raise our game against Ghana.“We did not start with a win in 2017 but this time we did and I believe that is a good omen going forward in the competition.”There haven’t been that many meetings between these two sides. Just eight previous clashes in total.Cameroon have won just two of those. Three of the others were a draw. And Ghana have picked up three wins.Cameroon are unbeaten in their last seven games in the Africa Cup of Nations (W4 D3), their longest run since February 2000 – February 2004 (12 games) when they won the 2000 and 2002 tournaments.Cameroon are unbeaten in their last 7 AFCON games.Ghana have won only one of their last five AFCON games (D1 L3) after winning six of their previous seven (D1).The Ayew brothers have been involved in 12 of Ghana’s last 16 goals in the Africa Cup of Nations (9 goals, 3 assists).Saturday’s other fixtures-Mauritania vs Angola @5:30pm-Benin vs Guinea-Bissau @11pmFriday’s results-Tunisia 1-1 Mali-Morocco 1-0 Ivory Coast-South Africa 1-0 NamibiaComments Tags: Ambrose OyongoCameroonGHANAJohn BoyeKwesi AppiahStephane BahokentopYaya Bananalast_img read more

QPR v MK Dons line-ups: Henry returns for Rangers

first_imgKarl Henry returns to the QPR side for the game against MK Dons at Loftus Road.Henry starts alongside Daniel Tozser in midfield in the absence of the injured Sandro – Rangers’ only change from the midweek draw with Sheffield Wednesday.James Perch is available again after serving a ban but must settle for a place on the bench, with Nedum Onuoha remaining at right-back.QPR: Green; Onuoha, Hall, Hill, Konchesky; Henry, Tozser; Phillips, Luongo, Chery; Emmanuel-Thomas.Subs: Smithies, Perch, Doughty, Fer, Hoilett, Faurlin, Polter.MK Dons: Martin; Spence, McFadzean, Kay, Lewington; Poyet, Forster-Caskey; Hall, Reeves, Murphy; Church.Subs: Burns, Hodson, Potter, Carruthers, Baker, Powell, Maynard.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

African Union body lauds South Africa’s Sexual Offences Courts

first_img16 October 2014The African Union (AU) has lauded South Africa for establishing its Sexual Offences Courts, the first of its kind in Africa.“The African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC) – an expert committee of the AU has congratulated South Africa for leading in the establishment of Sexual Offences Courts .,’ said department of social development representative Lumka Oliphant.South Africa opened its first Sexual Offences Court in August 2013 with specially trained officials and equipment to reduce the chance of secondary trauma for victims. The idea was introduced in South Africa in 1993 to combat high rates of sexual violence against women and children. By the end of 2005, there were 74 sexual offences courts countrywide.The courts specifically identify cases that fall under sexual offences; offer a special room for victims to testify in; have a private waiting room for adult witnesses; and have a private waiting room for child witnesses and victim support services. The committee further applauded the country on its constitution and legislative provisions for children, which it said continue to provide guidance for the African continent.Last Thursday, 9 October, the South African government presented its periodic report to the ACERWC in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.The committee was conducting its periodic evaluation of the Country Reports on Rights and Welfare of the African Child in line with African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, to which South Africa is a signatory. Social development deputy minister Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu led the South African delegation and was supported by Nolufefe Dwabayo, South Africa’s deputy ambassador to Ethiopia, and other government officials from the departments of health, justice and constitutional development, basic education and the South African Police Services.Continuing with the theme of child participation in policy formulation, the delegation also included three children: Khumoetsile Songwane (15), Shandre Smith (16) and George Marco Kinnear (18), a disabled pupil. The children presented a video to the committee highlighting their experiences of South Africa and held further discussions with the committee.In her opening remarks, Bogopane-Zulu outlined progress made by the country since it ratified the African Charter in the year 2000. She also pointed out challenges that still remain in the implementing the Charter.The committee pointed out that South Africa still needs to further harmonise child marriages and culture as it relates to children’s rights in line with international and regional treaties.The committee also acknowledged the reduction of absolute poverty but expressed concerns regarding high-level violence against children and challenges related to crimes committed by children.In the concluding statement, the committee acknowledged South Africa’s progress, noted its challenges and encouraged the country to implement the good policies.Source: SAnews.govlast_img read more