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Shoot-out controversy at AYC semis

African Youth Championship nears completion with an exciting final

Posted: 29 April 2011 Time: 10:42 am

It's Nigeria v Cameroon in the Final of the African Youth Championship at Dobsonville Stadium on Sunday after controversy-packed semi-final action in Soweto yesterday. 

The Flying Eagles beat Mali 2-0 in their semi-final while Cameroon needed penalties to overcome Egypt, after their match ended 0-0 after extra-time.    There was controversy during the shoot-out when two of Cameroon's penalties, which had been saved, were ordered to be re-taken and were then converted.    Uche Nwofor and Stanley Okoro scored Nigeria's goals against Mali.    There was also controversy around the Nigerian opener - with several Mali players protesting that there had been a hand-ball in the build-up.    Mali will play Egypt in the third-place play-off, also on Sunday.    All four semi-finalists had already qualified for the Under-20 World Cup in Colombia later this year and details of the draw were announced earlier.    Egypt will play the opening match of the tournament against Brazil, and will then take on Austria and Panama in Group E.   Nigeria will play Guatemala, Croatia and Saudi Arabia in Group D.    Mali are in Group A with the hosts, Colombia plus South Korea and France and Cameroon are in Group B along with Portugal, Uruguay and the as yet undecided champions of Oceania.      CLICK HERE for the AYC news, results and fixtures. 

Article by: AN Other

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 10:48 am
I think the referee was unfair to Egypt. One of those penalties should have been allowed to stay. Or did he disallow it because of the presence of Hayatou?
topstarz
posted: 10:49 am
Boring news...abeg make i go catch rat outside
TORMENTOR
posted: 11:03 am
@ eric,the refree is not the problem but his assistant

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sir_stan
posted: 11:13 am
Cameroon again? Cameroon? i wish we can bit them this time around, i really really wish, but we just have to wait and see what happened, please everybody when you comment here, do not copy and paste , just comment and allow others to comment too, please let us also comment on Ghana site, they are week and tired, we should know that Ghana are our kids so let show them some love, one love 9ja
Anonymous
posted: 11:26 am
Bola, thanks for the post.

Siasia CARRY GO, CARRY GO.
This is exactly what you need to do to get this guy. After all this, he would find it difficult to turn NIGERIA down. This IS exactly what I suggested . Im glad you did this without even reading my post. GOD BLESS
Bobo2
posted: 11:27 am
Honestly, it was a show of shame when i saw the referee disqualify the two penalties saved by the egyptian goalkeeper which gave the cameroonians the final match showdown against nigeria. Well, i just hope they don't try that against nigeria in the final.
Bobo2
posted: 11:32 am
The cameroonians looks like their senior national team or even older or what do u think?
Anonymous
posted: 12:25 pm
can you see the way this camerounian decking some blows on the nigerian?. These guys ( camerounians ) are too physical in their play. ppl say its roburst style but i disagree. All they do is to hack & jack opponents in the field of play.
There is provision for combat sports like boxing , wrestling judo & co.
luise-hero
posted: 12:36 pm
but sometimes i wonder why will a child be born in Europe father by an African and the father cannot in any way convince such a child to visit he/her fatherland it amuse me allot ,this kids grow up with no knowledge about African what a shame to the parent only to be beg or try to be educated about is father land ,just because he is scared of what ,,that beat my little imagination allot abeg mak i go drink beer joo dis one no be news
luise-hero
posted: 12:40 pm
but sometimes i wonder why will a child be born in Europe father by an African and the father cannot in any way convince such a child to visit he/her fatherland it amuse me allot ,this kids grow up with no knowledge about African what a shame to the parent only to be beg or try to be educated about is father land ,just because he is scared of what ,,that beat my little imagination allot abeg mak i go drink beer joo @Bola: 2011-04-29 11:14 [ Report ] thx for the information but dis one no be news mak person dey joli,joli,4
Maziugonso
posted: 01:04 pm
Up Nija Up Obuh...up Sia 1
Munasinge
posted: 02:19 pm
This picture does not reflect 25 years players.
These players cheat so much on their age. They will not go far in football carrer.
Anonymous
posted: 02:33 pm
@Munasinge, God bless you my brother. For once a reasonable person is in agreement with me. If I talk they won't understand becos of the level of corruption in the land. Give this boys 5yrs and they will all fizzle out. Billion Original
Anonymous
posted: 03:14 pm
the aggression it their face has really let them out. This is why i am not always trilled by the underage categories.

THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH
Super Green
posted: 03:14 pm
These players in the picture don't look like they are Under-20's.
deprince001
posted: 07:43 pm
the ref was unfair to egypt. 2 penalty saves would have kicked cameroun out of the show
side kick
posted: 08:23 pm
i think Cameroun always have the backing of the CAF president when it to major tournaments in Africa.......its gonna be a different STORY on sunday,9ja will thrash his boys
Smoke
posted: 02:34 am
African soccer is resticted to just "junior" dominance in Africa and the world. They couldn't have done it without overaged players.

The South Americans, Europe and now Asia are doing great in the senior level because their players are groomed "earlier" with their right age. What we have failed to realize is that junior World Cup (U-17 & 20) isn't highly regarded outside Africa. While we are striving to seek its glory by actually cheating with overaged players, South America and Europe are having their REAL U-17 and 20 graduate to a successful senior pro. soccer player.

Until all African countries stop using players looking like they are actually bewteen 25 to 30 years old for an U-20 tournament, we will continue to have few or no quality players at the senior level. It's just that simple.
bongstaM
posted: 09:20 am
TO ALL NIGERIANS!!!Please stop sending me Emails about winning the lotto!!Im not giving you my bank account details!!Enjoy the football!!!

i still dey!
posted: 12:45 pm
hey stan,stop this rubbish utterances abt Ghana ok.who are ur kids? who even cares abt ur thoughts? I guess u r one of those low self-esteem ppl who just wanna write up something to make urself feel better.guess what, u r still a loser for me on any day. anyway good luck to both Cameroon and Nigeria in the final and hope they make Africa proud on the world stage.
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