MFM FC Gains Slim 2-1 Advantage against Alger

first_imgEnyimba beats Energie 2-0, Akwa Utd falls in LibyaMFM FC recorded a slim 2-1 win at home in Agege against MC Alger of Algeria in the CAF Champions League while Nigeria’s representatives in the CAF Confederation Cup, Enyimba went to next door Cotonou to beat Benin Republic’s Energie FC 2-0. Akwa United lost 1-0 away to Libya’s Al Ittihad.Earlier on Tuesday evening, the country’s second representatives in the CAF Champions League, Plateau United had lost 2-4 to Etoile du Sahel of Tunisia in Sousse.Chijoke Akuneto and Monsuru Bashiru scored both goals for MFM, while Amachi was on target for the Algerian team.MFM created the first real chance of the game with Bashiru’s attempted lob in the fifth minute going inches wide.The hosts came close again two minutes later through the lively Akuneto. The forward turned inside the box following a beautiful pass by Chukwuka Onuwa but his effort was saved by MC Alger’s goalkeeper Chaal. Play was however stopped in the 20th minute after Monsuru appeared to have slumped but he was deemed okay to continue with the game after he was attended to by a combined team of MFM and MC Alger medics.The home team made the breakthrough nine minutes before the break when Akuneto converted from the spot after he was tripped inside the box.MC Alger equalised in the 55th minute through Amachi who fired past the on rushing Egbe. Monsuru scored the winner five minutes from time with his surprise shot from outside the box sailing into the net.At the Stade de l’Amite in Cotonou. Enyimba gave their qualification into the second round of the CAF Confederation Cup a huge boost following the 2-0 away win.Enyimba took the lead in the fourth minute following an own goal by Lawal Lanignan whose back header wrong-footed Energie FC keeper Wilson Damilola and bounced over the line.In the ninth minute, Enyimba went 2-0 up through Austin Oladapo who fired into the bottom corner following a pass from Stanley Dimgba.Akwa United on the other hand fell to a 1-0 at the the Taieb Mhiri Stadium, Sfax. Muad Eisha scored the winning goal for the home team late in the game.The striker headed in a cross from the right to hand his team the slim advantage going into the reverse fixture. The hosts wasted a number of goal scoring chances in the game and fully deserved the win.The Promise Keepers will look to overturn the deficit and book a place in the second round when both teams clash in the return leg on March 18 at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Foundation reaches out to Refugees in Ogoja

first_imgBelinda Babila ministering at the refugee camp Mary NnahA ray of hope shone for widows and refugees of Ambazonian extraction when Belinda Babila Foundation reached out to them at a refugee camp located in Ogoja, Cross Rivers State during the Yuletide season.Founder of the foundation, Dr. Belinda Babila said it was a very touching experience to reach out to the widows. “Speaking to the refugees one-on-one was quite touching. We visited the Cameroonian refugees at the Adagom Settlement in Ogoja LGA, Cross Rivers State, and we had a three-day empowerment outreach”, she noted.According to the US-based philanthropist, “we are planning self-sustenance empowerment programmes for the over 8000 refugees. I am most grateful to all the donors and partners who contributed towards the just concluded refugees outreach campaign at Adagom Settlement in Ogoja, Nigeria. However, funding is one of our major challenges.”Among others, over 200 patients got referrals for further evaluation while school uniforms were handed to school children.Hygiene packs were also handed out to teenagers. A huge quantity of medical supplies was donated by Rhemacare Clinic.Ambazonia is a self-declared state consisting of the Anglophone portions of Cameroon, which previously comprised South Camerouns.In 2017, the Southern Cameroons Ambazonia Consortium United Front (SCACUF) declared independence but the Cameroonian government stated that the declaration has no legal weight and this has culminated in a refugee crisis that has displaced thousands of Ambazonians.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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CAF Awards: Glo Presents 2015 Mercedes G-Wagon to Winner

first_imgNational telecommunications operator, Globacom, on Monday kept its promise as it presented a brand new 2015 Mercedes Benz G-Wagon to the lucky winner of the Glo-CAF Awards Predict and Win Big promo, Mr. Princewill Uzochukwu Nwosu.With the presentation of the top-of-the-range SUV valued at N35 million to Nwosu, life for the 39-year old transport manager with a major transport company in Iddo, Lagos, has jumped to a classy beat. “My life is made by Glo,” Nwosu said with a broad smile radiating his black oval face. Lucky Nwosu was picked through the draw conducted during the Glo-CAF awards ceremony which was held at the Eko Hotel & Suites in Lagos last Thursday.President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Mr. Amaju Pinnick, before the live audience of over a thousand guests that attended the Glo-CAF awards, picked the winning entry. He was assisted by popular comedian, Bright Okpocha (Basket mouth)who compered the draw. Globacom’s Regional Chief Marketing Officer,Mr. Ashok Israni, formally presented the key to the exotic car to Mr. Nwosu at a ceremony attended by senior officials of the company, Globacom brand ambassadors, Naeto C and Helen Paul, as well as journalists from key news media, at Globacom’s Head Office, Mike Adenuga Tower (MAT) in Victoria Island, Lagos on Monday. Highly-elated Nwosu could not hide his joy as he shared his experience leading to the new status: “I couldn’t believe my luck,” he told reporters. “I put in only three entries and I forgot all about it.To be frank with you, I wasn’t expecting to win anything, not to think of winning the grand prize of a Benz G- Wagon,” he said. During the December 31, 2014 watch night service, Nwosu revealed he tabled two prayer points before God at his Church in Lagos: “One, a replacement for my old, rickety car, and two, prosperity in the New Year, especially as things had been tough in the outgoing year for me.” He expressed happiness that his prayer had been “answered through this favour from God which He has used Globacom to deliver to me eight days into the New Year.”Nwosu said when he first received the call that has changed his life, he doubted its authenticity and actually thought it was an attempt to defraud him. He said that Basket mouth, who placed the call, later passed the phone to the NFF president who assured him it was not a joke. The Glo-CAF Predict and Win Big promo was flagged off in December, 2014 as one of two promotions introduced by Globacom to spice up the 2014 edition of the annual awards organised by the Confederation of African Football and sponsored exclusively by the telecoms firm. The first promo, Reserve your seat at the Awards Event, afforded Glo subscribers who recharged with N5, 000 or more in December an opportunity to secure a seat as one of the company’s special guests at the event. The second promo, which Nwosu took part in, Predict and Win Big, required subscribers to correctly predict any of the winners in three Glo-CAF Awards categories: African Footballer of the year, African Female Player of the year and African Coach of the Year.Prizes offered included a Mercedes Benz G Wagon, 10 return tickets to Old Trafford, home ground of Manchester United, and over 1,000 prizes of free airtime of N10, 000 each.last_img read more

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