The FECAFOOT Normalisation Committee has decided to part ways with the winner of the 2017 AFCON. Hugo Broos is no longer the coach of the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon. His contract was terminated Monday following a resolution of the Normalisation Committee, which currently manages the day-to-day affairs of the Cameroon Football Federation (Fécafoot). The Belgian technician leaves the Cameroonian team two months from the end of his contract (February 2018) Broos is accused of failing to qualify the Indomitable Lions for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Arrived at the helm of the indomitable Lions in 2015, the former Club Brugge coach unexpectedly won the 2017 AFCON with Cameroon but reports also have it that he’s failed to respect clauses of his contract amongst which is his long stay abroad when he’s expected to be in Cameroon. His replacement is not yet announced.
In the sense of Cameroon music, Jovi will say “do me for aller wait me for retour.” Today’s UEFA champions league matches mark the start of return leg matches of the competition whereby relatively losing teams are expected to build momentums and correct their mistakes of the away matches. In one of the several matches to be played across Europe today, I go for my favourite team Manchester United FC.
Manchester United takes on Benfica at Old Trafford. In the away match, Manchester United got all the three points when Rashford’s powerful free kick pushed the the Benfica goalkeeper and his ball beyond the goal line and later considered a goal by the UEFA goal accreditation system in what also looked like an own goal (O.G) for the teenage goalkeeper.
Some interesting statistics ahead of the game at Old Trafford: Svilar, the Benfica goalkeeper is the youngest goalkeeper to play the UEFA champions league; he’s just 18 and he actually looks young when compared to other ‘young’ players such as the Indomitable Lion’s sugar striker Christian Bassogog.
Manchester United has one of the world’s finest goalkeepers; David De Gea is yet to concede a goal at home in the Premier League. Thanks to De Gea, Manchester United are the only side in Europe’s top five leagues (Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Ligue 1 and Serie A) yet to concede a goal at home in the league so far this 2017/2018 football season.
Also, Manchester United’s wonder boy Marcus Rashford and lone scorer of 18 October 2017 Manchester United 1 – 0 win at Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica has turned 20 today. Happy birthday Marcus!
I’ll be posting about today’s UCL matches via my facebook page as the day unfolds.
Ronald Koeman was appointed Everton manager before the 2016-17 season. Everton have sacked manager Ronald Koeman after Sunday’s 5-2 home defeat by Arsenal left them in the Premier League relegation zone.
A statement said the club “would like to express their gratitude to Ronald for the service he has given to the club over the past 16 months”.
The Toffees are 18th in the Premier League and have won just two of their nine league games this season.
“I still believe I can change the whole situation,” Koeman had said on Sunday.
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Koeman became the third Premier League managerial casualty of the season after Frank de Boer left Crystal Palace and Craig Shakespeare was sacked by Leicester.
The 54-year-old Dutchman, who guided Everton to seventh place in his first season in charge last term, paid the price for a poor start to this season despite having spent £140m in the summer.
Everton’s majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri gave Koeman his backing a fortnight ago after their 1-0 defeat by Burnley, but the Toffees then drew at Brighton and lost to Lyon, in the Europa League, before their Goodison Park humbling by Arsenal.
Everton’s chances of progressing from Europa League Group E are slim, with the Merseysiders bottom after defeats by Atalanta and Lyon and a draw with Apollon Limassol.
On Sunday Koeman tweeted that getting a result against Arsenal was “impossible” after being reduced to 10 men while losing 2-1.
Koeman reported for training at the club’s Finch Farm base on Monday morning, with preparations for Wednesday’s Carabao Cup game at Chelsea seemingly under way.
But chairman Bill Kenwright and chief executive Robert Elstone were later reported to have arrived unexpectedly and Koeman’s dismissal was confirmed soon after.
Kengong Johnson Bang aka Bang Bullet, owner of Bang Bullet FC is the man to deliver the goods.
He’s currently constructing football fields in Nkambe( for the male and female categories of Bang Bullet FC) , he’s said to soon establish a football academy in Nkambe and I’m reliably informed that his team has a new bigger team bus in the pipeline, that which most of you will see not long from now.
My take: I think that if Bang Bullet FC is well supported both financially and morally and the football club joins the Elite 1 category in the countries championship, the long awaited tarring of the Nkambe stretch of the deplorable ring road can be a reality thanks to the Nkambe team.
Nkambe people have done great things supporting the team but my little worry is that some people still try to watch football matches through the fence because they don’t want to pay 500 FCFA and enter each time Bang Bullet FC is playing at the Nkambe Municipal Stadium.
Football organisations have the ability to pressurise slumber governments.