Mali Crowned Champions of U-20 AFCON

first_imgYoussouph Dabo’s Les Lionceaux replied 17 minutes from normal time through FC Metz’s Amadou Ndiaye who volleyed in the equaliser from close range to force the match to extra time and penalties.Senegal missed their first spot kick when midfielder’s spot kick hit the post.The young Malians converted their three consecutive penalties through Boubacar Traore, Lassana Ndiaye and Abdoulaye Diaby.The tournament’s leading goalscorer Amadou Ndiaye missed his kick before teammate Ousseynou Niang also missed to secure Mali the title.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Mali yesterday defeated Senegal 3-2 on penalties to claim their maiden Total U-20 Africa Cup of Nations title following a 1-1 stalemate after extra time in Niamey, Niger Republic.The Aiglons held their nerves in the pulsating shootouts to hand Senegal their third successive defeat in the final.Mamoutou Kane’s charges open the score at Stade General Seyni Kountche after 15 minutes when Boubacar Traore hammered home Hadji Drame’s delivery as Senegal found themselves behind for the first time in the tournament.last_img read more

Championship hopefuls and 32Red show support for Responsible Gambling Week

first_imgShare Submit Share Kindred: Spelinspektionen has failed in its management of Swedish marketplace June 11, 2020 Related Articles Unibet backs #GoRacingGreen as lead racing charity  July 28, 2020 Kindred marks fastest route to ‘normal trading’ as it delivers H1 growth July 24, 2020 Championship promotion hopefuls Middlesbrough FC and principal partner 32Red are getting behind next month’s Responsible Gambling Week. The club has become the first the English Football League side to sign up to the cross-industry initiative, with both partys emphasising that they are “keen to show their support in delivering the message”.The show of support comes after the pair unveiled their link-up earlier this year, which also saw fellow Kindred Group brand Unibet secure branding rights as part of the deal.As part of the initiative, 32Red has agreed to donate all match-day advertising space, encapsulating screens, LEDs and programme, to deliver the Responsible Gambling message for the live televised fixture against Derby County, at the clubs Riverside home, on Saturday 27 October (kick off 12:30pm).A spokesman for Middlesbrough FC commented: “Responsible Gambling Week is an opportunity for us as football clubs and organisations to play a part in delivering a clear and concise message. We have a social responsibility and this is very important to us to be at the forefront of this.”Building upon 2017’s inaugural offering, this year sees Irish organisations join the campaign, and focus upon a theme of ‘Let’s Talk About Responsible Gambling.’As part of the week, practical advice will be shared through social media channels, to ensure responsible gambling messages reach the widest possible audience.Neil Banbury, general manager at 32Red, added: “Everyone at 32Red is delighted to support Responsible Gambling Week. We want our customers to enjoy gambling in a safe and sustainable way, and we’re committed to doing everything we can to make sure they always set their limits and stay in control.”Responsible Gambling Week aims to get people talking about what it means to gamble responsibly, tools available to keep the activity fun and how players of all types can gamble safely, whilst ensuring any individual that needs added information, help or support knows where to find it.It is anticipated that around 127,000 staff at around 11,000 gambling venues and online sites in the UK and Ireland will take part in Responsible Gambling Week. StumbleUponlast_img read more

We’ll shock the Black Stars: Adebayor

first_imgInfluential Togolese captain  Emmanuel Sheyi Adebayor   believes the Sparrow  Hawks will make  Ghana’s qualification a difficult one  by beating Ghana in Tamale to qualify for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.The Hawks must secure an unlikely win over the Black Stars in their final AFCON qualifier in Tamale on Wednesday to clinch one of the two automatic qualification slots available in Group E.Togo are highly unlikely to secure the surprise result especially after falling to a 3-2 defeat to Ghana in the first leg encounter back in September.But the Tottenham Hotspurs striker is urging his international teammates to draw inspiration from that defeat to secure their qualification for next year’s finals to be staged in Equatorial Guinea.“What Ghana came to do in Kégué [back in September], we can and must do in Tamale. We can do,” Adebayor said. “It will be a tough game, but we must give one hundred percent to win the qualification.”A draw will be just enough for Ghana to sail through, but Togo needs an outright win on Wednesday on away grounds to make the finalsThe Kick off the game is @ a 16:00 GMT and 4:00pm(local time)last_img read more