Ghana and Nigeria draw

Ghana and Nigeria draw

Posted: 9 April 2010 Time: 08:51 am

Ghana's Under-20 team drew 1-1 with Nigeria at the Cape Town Invitational tournament in South Africa at the Newlands Stadium on Thursday.

The Black Satellites took the lead mid-way through the first half and tried to dominate the game but the Flying Eagles resisted.

The Nigeria team, made up of the majority of the players who won silver at the Fifa Under-17 World Cup finals on home soil last year, snatched the equalizer in the last ten minutes through Omoh Ojabu.

Ghana will play Brazil next on April 10 in a repeat of the Fifa Under-20 World Cup.

The tournament is being organised by the South Africa Football Association to test facilities for the Fifa World Cup finals.

The tournament is envisaged to become an annual event and become a legacy of the Fifa World Cup 2010 events.

Hosts South Africa beat Brazil 3-2 in the late game at Newlands Stadium.

South Africa will play Nigeria and Ghana will face Brazil at the new Cape Town International Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Article by: AN Other

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Billion Original
posted: 10:05 am
Kanu Excites Fans in New Movie

Thisdayonline 04.09.2010

Nwankwo Kanu, the man at the centre of the movie titled ‘Lion Heart: The Kanu Story’, has expressed his desire to include a reward system in the movie project for ball fans. Kanu, who expressed this desire at the unveiling of the first promotional poster for the movie during the week, explained his motive for such gestures.
“My life story will be incomplete if I do not involve the fans who truly love me.

“Imagine those fans who approach me each time at the airport just to take a photograph with me; imagine how many homes have framed my pictures either while playing football or just walking down the street. To me, this is love, and I must show them I love them too. This movie project will not be complete without rewarding some of such people,” observed the Super Eagles and Portsmouth of England forward.

Lion Heart, which is currently being filmed in Nigeria, London, Amsterdam, the USA, South Africa and India, is slated for global premiere in September this year.

It is a documentary feature that chronicles Kanu’s inspiring rags to riches story from a unique perspective that delves into his journey into the world of soccer from his humble beginnings in Owerri, his struggle with a near-fatal heart condition at the peak of his football career and the heart surgery in Cleveland, Ohio. His tribulations and triumph at Arsenal, Ajax, Portsmouth and other big clubs in Europe are all well captured in this classic movie.

Neil Oyenekan, the producer of the movie, has assured that these fans would be part of the movie, pointing out “a great story is told from several perspectives and including the fans in the story of an African icon is a great idea”.

He added that besides getting the views of the regulars who may have had a personal or professional relationship with Kanu, it is quintessential to also document the pictorial experiences of those individuals who recognize and idolize Kanu without knowing what kind of person he is at close quarters; “we’d like to unravel the motive behind this adulation and know what the fans are thinking because you really have to admire someone before you walk up to him to request for a photo opportunity”, he noted.

Oyenekan hinted that there are fans who have taken more than a dozen photographs with Kanu over the years “and we would just like to see these pictures and also get more perspectives from the fans that had these pictures taken”.

James Amuta, the movie’s promoter, in a statement in Lagos, gave insights into the modalities for participating in the first of a series of fun-filled activities designed to reward the Kanu fans.
Billion Original
posted: 10:11 am
Kanu, I believe has come a long way. Now he's old and aged...he should be allowed to retire without the demands of the next WC. We value his contributions to our football and wish him well in retirement. Lagerback should invite and use only the fit and committed without sentiments or bias.
Anonymous
posted: 10:17 am
The result is not bad at all but let see what will happen in the next match
Super Green
posted: 10:44 am
The South African had a great result against Brazil.
Don KELE
posted: 11:08 am
Billion abeg wats ur problem wit Kanu,dis guy stil Plays 90min. In England,Kanu must be in South Africa,he har done alot 2 deserve his place,he has brought alot of smile on Nigerians both in Soccer and Charity,wat have u added 2 9ja,@Billion,if u dont like Kanu then go and dive in2 a pool of concentrated Acid or u can go and have a swinging session on a high tension wire.....THE BEST IS YET 2 COME!
Anonymous
posted: 11:11 am
This is a good start!!
Don KELE
posted: 11:16 am
I think d U20 are missing d services of Stanley Okoro,i dont know why Heartland Fc dont want 2 release d guy 4 d tournament.Coach Obuh was at daggers wit Heartland b4 they released him 2 join d U17 camp in Spain,i'm sure they wil win d tournament,God bless 9ja....THE BEST IS YET 2 COME!
Anonymous
posted: 11:34 am
have anyone though about a combination of Siasia and John Obu working with Lars?, these two men know the game better than most living 9ja local coaches......
Anonymous
posted: 11:36 am
has anyone thought of a diamond combination of Siasia and John Obu working together with Lars?, these two men know the game better than most living 9ja local coaches......
Anonymous
posted: 11:42 am
FOR THOSE WHO DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW JOURNALISM WORKS; IF COLIN WROTE THE INTRODUCTORY PART OF THE ABOVE STORY, IT IS OK TO USE HIS BYLINE (HIS NAME AT THE BOTTOM OF THE STORY). AND MORE IMPORTANTLY HE INDICATED TWICE AT THE BEGINNING THAT IT WAS FROM FIFA.COM. SO, CUT HIM SOME SLACK.

NOTHING TO ADD TO WHAT LARS HAS SAID EXCEPT TO WAIT FOR HIS LIST (A SWEDISH PAPER SAYS IT'S NOW 50-MAN LONG) AND AS AT LAST WEEK HE HAD ONLY SEEN MOHAMMED. LET US WAIT FOR THE DECISIVE LIST.
Wale
posted: 11:57 am
good for kanu
Wale
posted: 11:59 am
good
Anonymous
posted: 01:01 pm
That was a good result considering the rising profile of the Ghanians in age grade football. Congrats, Flying Eagles and please don't disgrace us against the arrogant South Africans on Saturday. Even if we lose to every other team, PLEASE not South Africa... Kai ! KEEP THE FLAG FLYING !!!

@ Ken Gadaffi: Could this be true? Or were you in the taxi too? Lol.. Na wao.... funny headline.
A CAMBODIAN taxi driver was arrested after he ramped up an inter-city fare, then threatened to kill his passengers by driving into a lake unless they paid the extra.



The driver had initially agreed to take 20 passengers for 2 dollars a head . But halfway there, he stopped the taxi and announced the fare had increased to 5 each.

The passengers refused to pay the extra and began arguing with the driver . A passenger then called the police who arrested the driver.

Cambodia lacks public transport, and privately operated minibus taxis, which are often overcrowded, are a common way to travel around the country. — Sapa-DPA
Anonymous
posted: 01:43 pm
From the looks on the picture here, the Ghanian player definnitely looks older than the Nigerian player.
Good result and hope they keep the good work.
As for Kanu news, well good to hear that, but to be honest and more patriotic, Kanu should not go to the world cup, he is not as good as the Kanu of before, we need young, fresher, stronger legs, field-fighters and not slow-motion game. Tribal sentiment apart, Kanu should not even be on the bench. is Kanu any better than Ronaldo, Raul, Ronaldinho, even though they are all not in there former form, I mean of today, they are very better than Kanu?
I wait to hear from tribal infested people who see but won't say.

God bless Nigeria.
Anonymous
posted: 02:17 pm
@ mack y r u sayin da GH. players r older than da Naija Playas ..
if u keep habouring dis kind of mentality how do you progress .
its a gud result fair enuf ,
Anonymous
posted: 02:31 pm
@Mick What are you implying....This is the same Ghana u-17 squad that didnt qualify for the world cup in Nigeria...Good result for them considering the fact that the Nigerians have played more together than them...GOOD JOB..Brazil will go down Again.
Anonymous
posted: 02:33 pm
But why did Ghana abandon their national color for white? Any white color on Ghana flag?
DIGBO
posted: 02:46 pm
NOBODY SHOULD REPLY @BILLION'S SECOND COMENT.HE JUST WANTS TO RE-INITIATE THE ARGUMENT THAT CAME UP HERE WHEN THE KANU-TO-DUBAI NEWS WAS POSTED.
Anonymous
posted: 02:55 pm
This Billion Sef. U never tell us wetin kanu do u. Em snatch ur girlfriend abi em **** ur Mama? If u no get better yarns make u just keep quite.
Anonymous
posted: 03:21 pm
@Mick What are you implying....This is the same Ghana u-17 squad that didnt qualify for the world cup in Nigeria...Good result for them considering the fact that the Nigerians have played more together than them...GOOD JOB..Brazil will go down Again.
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