Eto’o still holds AFCON highest goals record – CAF

first_img Loading… FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Confederation of Africa Football, CAF, has confirmed that no player scored more goals in the history of Africa Cup of Nations than Samuel Eto’o. The Cameroonian legend netted a record of 18 goals in six editions he played for The Indomitable Lions in. read also:Step up your game, Eto’o urges Chukwueze Eto’o was among the Cameroon team that won back to back AFCON titles in 2000 and 2002. He also took part in four more editions (2004, 2006, 2008 and 2010), scoring at least a goal in each of them, which is also a record (scoring in six different AFCON editions) that he shares with Zambia’s Kalusha Bwalya and Ghana’s Asamoah Gyan.center_img Eto’o who played for the likes of giants Real Madrid and Barcelona (Spain), Inter Milan (Italy) and Chelsea (England) among others, donned Cameroon short in 118 caps, scoring 56 goals in the process; a national record. Eighteen of these goals came in the African flagship competition as Eto’o set himself as the all-time record goal scorer, overtaking Cote d’Ivoire’s Laurent Pokou (14 goals).Advertisement Promoted ContentTop Tastiest Foods From All Over The World7 Of The Best Top Models From IndiaTop 10 Iconic Personalities On TV NowCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?9 Iconic Roles That Got Rejected By World Famous ActorsCan You Recognize These Cute Celeb Baby Faces?last_img read more

Sahara Group, Grandmaster Amin boost youth empowerment in Africa through Chess

first_imgLeading energy conglomerate, Sahara Group, and Chess Grandmaster, Dr. Bassem Amin, are set to unlock the “pursue your passion” gambit in young people in Africa through a Chess Masterclass session via Zoom to mark the International Chess Day that is celebrated every July 20.Scheduled to hold on July 24, 2020 by 5pm (WAT), the session will provide a platform for Dr. Amin to share insights on recent global trends in chess moves and how his passion for chess drove his desire to keep his dreams alive in the face of challenges and disruptions that life throws at people. An Egyptian chess player and medical doctor, Amin was awarded the title Grandmaster by the International Chess Federation (FIDE in 2006).Amin is the highest rated player of Egypt and Africa.“It is an established fact that pursuit is usually the proof of desire. Taking that step of pursuit is often where most young people run into hitches. Hopefully, the session with Dr. Amin and his chess story will rekindle the waning flame of pursuit and inspire African youths to take their interest in chess to greater heights,” said Bethel Obioma, Head, Corporate Communications at Sahara Group.Expressing delight at the partnership with GM Amin, Obioma said Sahara Group remained committed to connecting people with opportunities through the extrapreneurhip platform driven by Sahara Foundation.He said: “What we have here is a collaboration between a foremost energy conglomerate in Africa and the continent’s most decorated chess player to give African youths another reason to believe, innovate and deliver a resounding checkmate on all odds against their passion.” Amin said: “Chess is life, I do believe this. You must have goals and dreams and work hard to achieve them. Playing chess has helped me to realize this and enabled me to achieve my goals both over the board and in my life. I look forward to inspiring young people with my story through this collaboration with Sahara Group.”As part of the celebration, Sahara Group also plans to launch a #checkmatecovid19challenge to raise more awareness about the pandemic.The challenge will involve chess players sending in pictures of interesting checkmate positions via Instagram with the caption: “#checkmatecovid19 with clean hands, facemasks and social distancing.”Details of the competition will be on Sahara Group’s Instagram handles: @iamsaharagroup and @saharapcsr.In February, Sahara Group organized a #CleanLoveFeb Chess Competition as part of the energy conglomerate’s campaign against substance abuse, especially among young people. The competition was designed to serve as a platform to inspire young people to look to sports, books and educative web portals for recreation and academic excellence.The International Chess Day is celebrated annually on July 20, the day the International Chess Federation was founded in 1924.On December 12, 2019, the UN General Assembly unanimously approved a resolution recognizing the day, paving the way for more global impact for one of the world’s most ancient, intellectual, and cultural games.Chess also offers important opportunities in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals.RelatedPosts NEC 10th Edition: UBA Foundation calls for entries, increases prize money by over 33% DigiConverge launches, signs exclusive content distribution partnership with VivaliveTV Standard Chartered, Airtel form partnership to drive financial inclusion across Africa “Chess for Recovering Better” is the theme for the 2020 celebration and over 605 million people who play the game regularly across the globe will be rooting for the values of fairness, inclusion and mutual respect, which chess promotes.Tags: africaBassem AminInternational Chess FederationSahara Grouplast_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Monday, June 24, 2013

first_imgWellington Police notes for Monday, June 24, 2013:•8:34 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of a cell phone in the 600 block N. Blaine, Wellington.•9:54 a.m. Marsha R. Dugan, 58, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with inattentive driving for the accident that occurred on June 18.•11:32 a.m. Officers took a report of lost property in the Wellington.•12:09 p.m. Officers investigated identity theft in the 400 block S. Washington, Wellington.•1:38 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of a cell phone in the 1100 block W. Harvey, Wellington.•2:22 p.m. Officers took a report of found property in the 800 block N. H, Wellington.•3:14 p.m. Officers took a report of a child in need of care in the 1300 block N. A, Wellington.•3:32 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 600 block N. C, Wellington.last_img read more

Doctors clear Woods to swing golf clubs

first_imgTiger WoodsLos Angeles, United States | AFP | Doctors have given Tiger Woods the green light to swing a club again as the 14-time major championship winner takes aim at a return to professional golf.The 41-year-old American received medical clearance to start practising and tweeted a video Thursday of him hitting balls with a pitching wedge.“(Doctor) gave me the OK to start pitching,” Woods’ wrote.Woods last played in a competitive tournament at the Dubai Desert Classic in January.He withdrew from the event with back spasms and underwent back surgery for the fourth time in April. Since that time, he has said that he wants to get back to golf but there is no timetable for his return.Woods was arrested for driving under the influence near his home in Florida in May. Toxicology reports revealed Woods had a variety of prescription drugs in his system at the time of the arrest.Woods has 79 career PGA Tour victories. He won 14 majors, but the last one was in 2008 when he won the US Open at Torrey Pines by outlasting Rocco Mediate in a memorable 19-hole playoff.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more