The Indomitable Lionessess of Cameroon have claimed Africa’s third slot to the Women’s World Cup following a 4-2 victory over Lady Eagles of Mali in the third place match of the ongoing African Women Cup of Nations.
The Banyana Banyana defeated Mali 2-0 at Cape Coast in the second semifinal game of 2018 AWCON in Ghana to set up a mouth-watering clash with Nigeria on Saturday.
Mali’s President, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, was on Tuesday sworn into Office for a second five-year term.
The decision clears the way for Keita to be inaugurated next month for a second five-year term, at a time when Malian authorities are contending with rising violence by jihadist groups and ethnic militia.
Cisse lost the election to President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, but on Friday said he had actually won and claimed the vote had been rigged.
The victory hands Keita a second term in the mostly desert West African country where militant violence and claims of fraud by the opposition marred the poll.
The News Agency of Nigeria that eight countries featured in the tournament which took place in Lome from. August 5 to August 12.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Nigeria’s Enyimba will on August 18 be aiming to turn the tide in their favour as they battle for a spot in the knockout stage of the competition.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that D’Tigers defeated the national teams from Rwanda, Uganda and Mali in the just-concluded FIBA 2019 World Cup Qualifiers which held in Lagos from June 29 to July 1.
Having thrashed Uganda and Rwanda in their previous games, the Nigerian side consolidated her lead in the series by winning the first and second quarters by 22-15 and 25-10 points
In the first quarter, the Alex Nwora-led side led by 30-21 points, just as the African champions extended the lead by 21-14 before the break
Nwora told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos that the team had the depth and quality to win all matches and called for home support for the team.
Nigeria’s D’Tigers who were victorious in the first round played in Mali in 2017, look set to do justice to this year’s round which will hold from June 29 to July 1.
D’Tigers who already were triumphant in the first leg of the competition played in Bamako, Mali having defeated all opposing teams are comfortably placed to do justice in Lagos.
Ilechukwu told the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja that he was sure of stunning the Malian side in the Lagos encounter.
The Food and Agriculture Organisation and the World Food Programme highlighted the extremely critical importance of humanitarian support for affected countries