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Nigeria beat Morocco in African Nations Championship quarter-final

Posted: 25 January 2014 Time: 19:35

Nigeria came from three goals down at half-time to beat Morocco 4-3 in extra-time in the African Nations Championship quarter-final played at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday evening.

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Nigeria’s goals were scored by Ugonna Uzochukwu, Rabiu Ali, Ejike Uzoenyi and Abubakar Ibrahim while the Morocco goals were scored by a Mohsine Moutaouali brace and one by Iajour Mouhssine.

The game started in frantic fashion as a shot from Mouhssine forced Agbim to make a fine save inside the opening minute, after the Moroccan broke in from the right flank. But Nigeria responded later, when Ugonna Uzochukwu headed a free-kick from Ejike Uzoenyi wide.

A timely block by Obanor prevented Morocco from scoring in the 15th minute through the impressive El Ouadi who shot at goal after a neat one-two with a teammate.

At the other end, Ifeanyi Ede wasted a chance to put Nigeria in front as he chose to shot into the side-netting instead of passing squaring the ball to a better positioned Uzoenyi in the 18th minute. Gbolahan Salami forced Nadir in Morocco's goal to make a finger-tipped save after heading a cross from Uzoenyi on target.

Both sides continued to search for an opener with Morocco looking more threatening, so it was no surprise when they took the lead through Moutaouali in the 33rd minute as he lobbed the ball over Agbim who was left exposed and forced to come off his line after Nigeria lost possession in midfield.

Salami had a chance to level the scores three minutes later but the 3SC frontman blasted his shot wide.

Nigeria were made to pay when Mouhssine Iajour curled in a direct free-kick in the 37th minute after Bright Esieme gave away a free-kick on the edge of the area.

The Moroccans extended their lead three minutes later as Moutaouali scored his second goal of the game after shooting from outside the box, to give the North Africans a comfortable lead going into the break.

Ugonna pulled a goal back for Nigeria in the 49th minute, as his shot from distance following terrific chest control found its way in, after good work from Uzoenyi.

The goal appeared to spark the Super Eagles into action as their general play improved.

Rabiu Ali continued Nigeria's comeback with a goal in the 56th minute as he shot into the bottom corner after a knockdown from Barnabas Imenger, who came on for Salami moments earlier.

Nigeria completed her comeback Uzoenyi in the 90th minute, after the Enugu Rangers wingers equalized to force extra-time.

Abubakar Ibrahim scored the winner in the 111th minute after capitalizing on Nadir's poor handling of a cross from Uzoenyi.

Nigeria's coach Stephen Keshi immediately made defensive changes to the team, as he brought on Umar Zango for the already over-worked Shehu, as Nigeria battled and managed to hold onto their lead till the end of the game.

Nigeria XI: Agbim; Ugonna, Odunlami, Egwuekwe,Uzoenyi, Rabiu Ali, Salami ( Imenger 50’), Esieme, Shehu (Zango 113’), Ede (Ibrahim 63’), Obanor

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posted: 2014-01-27 12:20:27

Awodwaaaaaaa in your today south Africa ZANC,many of these names will be considered Kwere Kwere or White Trash...may AMAVENDA

posted: 2014-01-27 12:22:14

Awodwaaaaaaa DEBREEZE has bafana bafana done that?if no is the answer I encourage you to take your medication!

posted: 2014-01-27 12:26:06


Bwah ha ha ha!!!!!!!Fuck I have been saying here in SA we know Naaigeria,Mali,Burkina Faso etc..all these Banana Republics play better than us. thats a fact. 

posted: 2014-01-27 12:28:00

  you re obviously not going to answer my question,this is a sport site and you are obviously in the wrong section...after taking your medication ,try visit www.billboard.com or Hollywood nation to get more grammy award news

posted: 2014-01-27 12:39:59

Awodwaaaaaaa ,if you spend this much time researching what's bad of Nigeria and what's Good about Your Dear South Africa, I encourage you to spend a little of your time to go through the locations and villages in Limpopo,eastern cape, kwa Zulu natal and the cape flats...you might really be surprise to find abject poverty and lack of hope in these communities riddled with corrupt councillors, crimes and condemned to a cycle of dependency on goverment for basic needs.Nigeria and South Africa have a lot in common as regards developmental challenges and lack of good governance...

posted: 2014-01-28 14:27:24


I have done that LONG AGO. I EVEN HAVE STATS IN HOUSING AND INFRASTRUCTURE, ELECTRICITY etc...Please visit me on www.nairaland.com

posted: 2014-01-28 14:34:00


I'm in a position to tell you these FACTS

115 Million Naaigerians have no toilets. Source:UNICEF, UNDP

120million Naaigerians use wood for cooking

45 million Naaigerians use paraffin for cooking and lghting

5 million Naaigerians use generators and 5 hour electricity for cooking and lighting. Again visit UNDP

Again Naaigeria has more SLUMS than SA visit UN HABITAT.

posted: 2014-01-28 14:34:43


I'm in a position to tell you these FACTS

115 Million Naaigerians have no toilets. Source:UNICEF, UNDP

120million Naaigerians use wood for cooking

45 million Naaigerians use paraffin for cooking and lghting

5 million Naaigerians use generators and 5 hour electricity for cooking and lighting. Again visit UNDP

Again Naaigeria has more SLUMS than SA visit UN HABITAT.
posted: 2014-01-28 14:51:50


This is what I found about SA villages theyr CHANGING everyday turned into SMALL TOWNS. FOR YOUR SAKE I WILL MENTION DEVELOMENTS OF THESE FROM MOZAMBIQUE BORDER TO THE EASTERN CAPE. Note: Western Cape, Northern Cape etc..HAVE NO VILLAGES. Only Eastern Cape,Limpopo and KZN, Freestate. That have big village population that is smaller compared to their URBAN POPULATION.

NDUMO Mozambique border


Billion Rand Development for Small Town of Ndumo

The lives of residents living in the border town of Ndumo in uMkhanyakude District Municipality, which is close to the Mozambique border, is set to change forever. This is due to a mega project that has been undertaken by the Provincial government of KwaZulu-Natal under the leadership of Premier Honourable Senzo Mchunu, to build a new town in Ndumo which will have state of the art commercial and government services. This new town, which is the 3rd new town to be developed since the inception of democracy in the country, will bring job opportunities and alleviate poverty form this community.

On Saturday, 30 November 2013, the Premier together with his Provincial Cabinet visited the area to follow up on the progress that is being made on the construction of the various facilities aimed at uplifting the community. Chief amongst these is the Shamula Water Scheme, which is being co-ordinated by the department of Cogta, which is under the leadership of MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube.
According to Dube-Ncube, this water project, will supply water to over 2000 families living in Ndumo and surrounding areas. Her department has invested R86 million into this project so that access to clean safe drinking water can be a reality for all families.

The total investment that has been made by the Provincial government into this project is over R1 billion and these include the construction of the P435, D1841 and D1851 roads in Ndumo. The department of education is building a new school for R200 million. The department of health is building a clinic worth over R22 Million, which will provide primary health care package of 24 hours services per day.

The department of arts and culture is building a Library, which will have over 10 000 books, to be used by learners and members of the public. The department of Sports and Recreation is building the Ndumo Sports field, which will be used by young and old in the community. The department of Human Settlements and Public Works is looking into the zoning of certain parts of Ndumo for residential purposes, or for private developers to use. The department of Social Development has committed R54 Million, towards the building of community center that will offer a range of services to the community.


posted: 2014-01-28 14:54:59


Villages changin into SMALL TOWNS.

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AR400-MILLION development is on the cards for the rural area of Tsholomnqa near Kidd’s Beach.

Picture: GCIS COMMUNITY BASED: Minister Gugile Nkwinti conducted the development’s sod-turning ceremony

The development, dubbed the Tsholomnqa Mixed-Development Centre, will include a shopping mall and a multi-purpose centre.

The latter will be developed by the land reform department and will include a library, dam, post office and clinic.

Minister of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform Gugile Nkwinti conducted a sod-turning ceremony on Thursday, almost two years after the department and the community signed the land over for the development.

According to developer Nodumo Klaas of Aspidus Developers, the project will create an estimated 2 000 jobs, 600 of which will be created during the construction phase.

“Our target market is people from Peddie and Hamburg. Both those towns do not have a mall and are within 20km to 30km of our chosen location. The area has 37 villages and people from there will also form our customer base.

“We have tentative agreements with Cashbuild and Superspar to take occupancy. We also want to attract banks, KFC and we will have space for a taxi rank,” said Klaas.

Part of the plan includes at least four farming co-operatives, which will each create 200 jobs and supply retailers in the mall. The AmaGqunukhwebe Aselwandle community will own a majority share (51%).

“Initially my idea was for a

“We also thought of a truck inn,” said Klaas, a university lecturer turned businesswoman.

The entire development will span more than 18 hectares of land owned by the rural development and land reform department.

Nkwinti did not disclose how much the department, which he heads, would contribute towards the multi-purpose centre, saying only it would be budgeted for in phases over the next three-year budgeting cycle (medium-term expenditure framework).

“We will send our technical team to meet the AmaGqunukhwebe community,” said Nkwinti.

Klaas did not want to say which high profile businessman was apparently willing to fund the project as well. She said a community trust and its committees would oversee and manage various aspects of the development.

Community members lauded the development for its job creating potential. Chief Nongenile Phato of AmaGqunukhwebe said: “At the moment the youth live by collecting empty bottles [for recycling]. It is very painful. Our children, some with education, cannot get jobs. This project is a beacon of hope.”

Local teacher Thobelani Mfukuzo said: “Some homes will change completely. It could mean the end of hunger.” 

posted: 2014-01-28 14:59:22

Nedbank funds mall for Limpopo village

February 14 2013 at 05:54pm
By Roy Cokayne

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Consumers in the rural village of Moletlane near Zebediela in Limpopo are set to benefit from a conveniently located new shopping centre that is under construction.

This follows a recent announcement by Nedbank Corporate Property Finance that it had financed and taken an equity stake in the 15 016m2 Zebediela Plaza.

Located on the R519 between Roedtan and Zebediela, the centre is the brainchild of Masingita Property Investment Holdings (MPIH).

MPIH already holds a significant retail property7 portfolio, which includes Masingita Mall in Giyani, Jabulani Mall in Soweto and the recently completed Protea Glen Mall, also in Soweto.

Ken Reynolds, the regional executive of Nedbank Corporate Property Finance in Gauteng, said that the decision by Nedbank to finance and invest in the development was a relatively easy one to make given the excellent location of the proposed centre and the proven strength and historical success of the development team.

In addition to MPIH, the development team includes Vlaming Construction, ICS and LPA Architects.

Reynolds said that the tenant selection had been designed to cater for the specific needs of the people in the surrounding areas, which aligned the vision of Zebediela Plaza with the commitment of Nedbank Corporate Property Finance to fund sustainable developments that promoted rural economic development and growth by benefiting communities.

He said that this concept of community support was a key driver in Nedbank’s decision to involve itself in the project as the bank firmly believed the construction of the plaza would add value to the lives of residents of the area.

“The closest formal retail centre to the site where the plaza will be located is in Lebowakgomo, some 27km away, which means the people of Mokopane and surrounds currently have to undertake a round trip journey of over 50km to do their basic shopping,” said Reynolds.

The construction of Zebediela Plaza is scheduled to be completed by the end of this year. 


posted: 2014-01-29 11:58:17

Awodwaaaaaaa .either you are just mischievous or plain stupid,proposed building(mall,toilet,water scheme) of any kind means nothing until it impacts positively on the lives of the community,i can name countless of proposed projects that never seen the light of day...here are some statistics about your dear south Africa

1.south Africa has the highest crime rate in Africa and 7th in the world


2.south Africa has the highest peope living with aids and hiv in AFRICA and THE WORLD


3.south Africa has the highest teenage pregnancy and abortion, according to this report 1 in 3 girls under 18years has had one or more abortions and 1 in 3 has had a baby before the age of 20years


4.south Africa has the highest rape cases in the world, a woman or girl child is raped every 26seconds



5.south Africa is the only country in Africa where abortion is free but young girls deliberately get pregnant and abandon their future just to live on R300($29.00)a month for Child Grant from Governement...which has created a cycle of millions of young illiterate teenage mothers with children without fathers or basic parenting.

6.south wealth is 90% owned by white and foreigners,the economy is run and controlled by minority white even with the introduction of Affirmative action and Black Economic Empowerment. Most black south Africa still think that to do well in Business ..YOU MUST FIRST STUDY BUSINESS IN THE UNIVERSITY!

.....this list is endless,the point of this is to establish that every country has its challenges,but is how you deal with it that matters.

posted: 2014-01-29 12:15:04

@ Awodwaaaaa and Debreeze. Both of you should grow up or leave this space, we are now tired and sick of guy fools or should I say that its time you stop washing ur dirty linens in public. This is a soccer blog and not a discovery channel for kids with beard on their privates

posted: 2014-02-03 23:07:32

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