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Nigeria conquer Ghana 3- to qualify for 2002 FIFA Earth Cup


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On this day 29 July 2001 (Particularly 19 a long time ago currently ) Nigeria defeated browsing Ghana 3- to qualify for the 2002 FIFA World Cup tournament staged in Japan and South Korea.

Tijani Babangida additional two first-half objectives to Victor Agali’s second-minute strike, going Nigeria a person stage earlier mentioned Liberia at the top rated of African qualifying’s Group B. If Nigeria had drawn or lost, Liberia would have sophisticated.

Ghana’s goalkeeper Osei Boateng was despatched off at a time, the Back Stars experienced exhausted all their 3 substitutions and left an outfield participant in Emmanuel Osei Kuffour with no selection than to guard the submit in the early minutes.

Nigeria became the eighth staff to secure qualification for the 32-crew tournament, becoming a member of fellow African team winners Cameroon, Tunisia, South Africa and Senegal, co-hosts Japan and South Korea and holder France

Aftermath -Ghana Marketed the match

George Opong Weah did not shed tears openly but he came really close. As Nigeria’s victory in excess of Ghana fully drowned his dream of a initially Globe Cup appearance, and in an clear escape from the trauma, Weah found a feeling of aid in alleging a pre-organized game.

Speaking in New York to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), the Liberian staff motivator, sponsor and mentor/spokesman stated: “I am very unhappy that Ghana’s defeat experienced ruined our aim. The only matter I can say now is that there was a wrestle and we did quite effectively and our very best to qualify.”

According to him, from the outset, he understood there was heading to be a deal among Nigeria and Ghana in get to edge Liberia out, incorporating that the boast of Ghana to defeat Nigeria was mere propaganda.

Weah alleged that the Black Stars allowed the a few targets just to scuttle his odds of showing up in the Earth Cup to be co-hosted by Japan and South Korea subsequent yr.

“You heard from the reporter that Ghana did not put up any fight. Their hope is out of the Globe Cup, but they just went to Nigeria for the sake of it and I understood Ghana was only heading to do this kind of issue. For me, I experienced no hope for the reason that I realized Ghana was only likely to Nigeria to have some fun.”

On why he was blaming Ghana for his failure not to qualify for the Globe Cup, Weah reported: “I am not blaming Ghana for it for the reason that from the starting I understood they are a weak group to qualify for the Entire world Cup.

“I spoke to Taribo, he instructed me they were heading to qualify …. They went to Earth Cup in advance of, and have earned it for the reason that they participate in quite tricky and coming at the rear of the table to the top rated reveals how superior they are. Nigerians have a quite wonderful team but Liberia is a quite small team”.

Weah lamented that Liberia’s failure was the decline at household in the arms of Ghana, adding that Liberia would constantly phase a come back for the mundial game.

“We came so shut, but the Liberian players should be liable for what occurred. I assume they are regretting that now. The Liberian folks did every little thing for the crew to qualify, I have to commend them. We tried using simply because no one anticipated us to go that considerably .”


On this day 29 July 2004 (Specifically 16 several years in the past these days) The Confederation of African Football (CAF) appointed Dr Nyaho Nyaho -Tamakloe, then Chairman of the Ghana Football Affiliation, (GFA) into the Ethics and Honest participate in Committee of the Confederation.

On this working day 29 July 2005 (Specifically 15 yrs back currently ) Aziz Zakari of Ghana gained the 100m in 10.02sec from Marc Burns of Trinidad and Tobago in 10.07sec at the Bislett Online games in Oslo, in the last assembly right before the Helsinki Planet Athletics Championships. Amercian Tyson Gay was 3rd in 10.15sec.

On this working day 29 July 2001 (Precisely 19 yrs ago nowadays) Hosts Colombia received the Copa America for the initial time, beating nine-gentleman Mexico 1- in the final of a match devalued by the absence of Argentina and the leading gamers of most other countries.

To underline the chaotic mother nature of the match, the match was briefly halted in the fifth moment when two late-arriving parachutists, who ended up taking component in the closing ceremony, landed on the pitch as participate in was in development.

The match was marred by violence and indiscipline. Mexico experienced Juan Rodriguez sent off in the 80th moment for a tackle from guiding on Jairo Castillo, and Gerardo Torrado dismissed in injury time.

Mentor Javier Aguirre was also ordered from the touchline in the first 50 percent for frequently transferring out of his technological area and the match finished amid furious protests from the Mexican group.

In between the scraps, Colombian defender Ivan Cordoba headed the winner in the 65th moment of a vicious, terrible-tempered ultimate in which Paraguayan referee Ubaldo Aquino, who by no means looked in command of the video game, allowed punches, kicks and terrible tackles to go unpunished.

Colombia, who experienced arrived at the closing only once prior to, shedding to Peru in 1975, completed the level of competition with a 100 for every cent history and without having conceding a purpose in 6 game titles. For Mexico, who have taken part as visitors since 1993, it was the second time they have completed as runners-up.

Aristizabal strike the write-up early on but the competition’s foremost scorer with six plans limped off in the 32nd minute with a pulled thigh muscle mass and was changed by Jairo Castillo.

Mexico’s ideal exertion was in the 64th moment with a powerful cost-free kick by Ramon Morales which goalkeeper Oscar Cordoba did properly to conserve.

Colomiba’s winner came one minute afterwards when Cordoba rose to head in a absolutely free kick taken by Ivan Lopez.

Colombia became the seventh of sixteen participant nations to get the Copa América.

On this day 29 July 1957 (Just 63 many years in the past now) Floyd Patterson knocked out Tommy Jackson in spherical 10 for heavyweight boxing title

By: George ‘Alan Green’ Mahamah

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