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Qatar 2022: Cameroon rally to draw 3-3 with Serbia to keep World Cup hope alive

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The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in Monday, roared back from 1-3 to draw 3-3 with Serbia in ther second Group G match at the ongoing FIFA 2022 World Cup played at the magnificent Al Janoub Stadium in Qatar, thanks to striker Vincent Aboubakar who came off the bench to rescue a point for Rigobert Song’s men.

The central Africans had taken the lead in the first half through Jean-Charles Castelletto’s opener but was cancelled out by Strahinja Pavlovic, followed by another quick goal by Sergej Milinkovic-Savic in the first half stoppage time.

Aleksandar Mitrovic netted Serbia’s third shortly after the break.

But the day was saved for Cameroon when Aboubakar came off the bench to score one superb goal and created another as they fought back to draw 3-3, a result that gives the team a slim hope of qualifying from the group.

Aboubakar was introduced in the 55th minute and pulled a goal back for with a chip over the keeper in the 63rd before teeing up Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting to draw them level three minutes later.

The draw sees the Lions halting a run of eight consecutive World Cup defeats and with one point going into its final group match against Brazil on Friday.

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Nigerian keeper Nwabali becomes beautiful bride as English, Saudi clubs battle for him

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Super Eagles and Chippa United of South Africa goalkeeper, Stanley Nwabali, has become a hot property as he is attracting serious interest from clubs in England and Saudi Arabia.

According to transfer guru and journalist, Fabrizio Romano, English Championship side, Queens Park Rangers (QPR), and Saudi Arabian side, Al Ettifaq, who are managed by Steven Gerrard, are among the teams willing to splash the cash to lure Nwabali away from Chippa.

“Nigeria GK Stanley Nwabali, on the list of different clubs as Al Ettifaq in Saudi and Queens Park Rangers in UK have enquired about him. His South African club Chippa United will consider his future move in the next months,” Romano wrote on X on Monday morning.

Romano added that the two clubs as well as some unnamed clubs have made enquiries about Nwabali and Chippa will look into his future but it remains to be if a transfer will materialise.

The 27-year-old had an impressive outing at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations tournament where he pulled out impressive performances to lead Nigeria to the final.

His performances has also sparked rumours of interest in the South Africa with top PSL rivals, Kaizer Chiefs, being one of the clubs mentioned.

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Rigobert Song pens emotional farewell message following sack as Indomitable Lions’ coach

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Former coach of the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon, Rigobert Song, has bid an emotional farewell to fans of the national team following his sack during the week.

Song, who was relieved of his position by the Cameroon Football Federation (Fecafoot) led by his former teammate, Samuel Eto’o, on Wednesday, said he was so grateful for the opportunity to coach the team and expressed hopes of better days for the team’s future.

Reflecting on his tenure, Song expressed his pride in having led the Indomitable Lions for two years.

“I was very honored for two years to be the head coach of our national football team, the Indomitable Lions,” he wrote in his parting statement.

“Sport being what it is, our performances during these competitions were not commensurate with the notoriety and prestige of Cameroonian football.

“The Indomitable Lions is my story, it’s my Life. I remain a fan who knows that new and beautiful pages in the history of Cameroonian football will be written,” Song stated.

Song’s sacking followed Cameroon’s unexpected exit from the Africa Cup of Nations in January at the hands of Nigeria, coupled with a string of uninspiring results over the years.

His course was also not helped by his famous fallout with goalkeeper Andre Onana at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar where the fans favourite was send home from the team’s camp, an act which drew serious criticism from football fans in the country.

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