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African Stars Watch – AS IT HAPPENED (01 October 2017)


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Brian Lee

Sunday Oct 01, 2017. 19:59


Thank you for joining us on AfricanFootball.com for what was our live African Stars Watch, where we kept you updated on action across Europe from an African perspective, on Sunday 01 October 2017.

AS IT HAPPENED: 

19h55 – Franck Kessie’s AC Milan have lost 2-0 to Roma in the Italian Serie A.

19h45 – Franck Kessie’s AC Milan are trailing 2-0 against Roma and have now been reduced to ten men following the sending off of Turkey’s Hakan Calhanoglu in the Italian Serie A.

19h40 – Franck Kessie’s AC Milan have conceded a second goal against Roma in the Italian Serie A, 2-0. There is roughly 15 minutes left in the game.

19h35 – Franck Kessie’s AC Milan have gone a goal behind against Roma in the Italian Serie A, 1-0.

19h22 – Sadio Mane, Joel Matip and Mohamed Salah’s Liverpool have shared the spoils with Christian Atsu’s Newcastle as the English Premier League game ended 1-1.

19h10 – Sadio Mane, Joel Matip and Mohamed Salah’s Liverpool are still locked at 1-1 with Christian Atsu’s Newcastle. There is ten minutes left in that game.

18h50 – Goals from Karl Toko Ekambi and Ismael Traore have helped Angers secure a 3-3 draw against Bertrand Traore and Maxwel Cornet’s Lyon in the French Ligue 1.

18h25 – Ismael Traore has now scored for Angers as they level the game against Bertrand Traore and Maxwel Cornet’s Lyon in the French Ligue 1 at 3-3.

18h20 – Karl Toko Ekambi has found the back of the net for Angers, but they still trail Bertrand Traore and Maxwel Cornet’s Lyon 3-2 in the French Ligue 1.

18h10 – Christian Atsu’s Newcastle has equalised against Sadio Mane and Joel Matip’s Liverpool in the English Premier League, 1-1.

18h00 – In Spain, Oussama Tannane’s Las Palmas suffered a 3-0 defeat to Barcelona at an empty Camp Nou.

17h55 – Ivory Coast international midfielder Franck Kessie starts for AC Milan as they play host to Roma in an Italian Serie A clash at the San Siro.

17h45 – Pressure continues to build on Gana Gueye, Yannick Bolasie and Omar Niasse’s Everton boss Ronald Koeman, as they suffer a 1-0 defeat at home to Burnley.

17h35 – No Naby Keita for RP Leipzig this afternoon as they visit FC Koln in the German Bundesliga.

17h20 – Solomon Kalou on target as Hertha Berlin held Bayern Munich to a 2-2 draw in the German Bundesliga.

17h05 – Full-Time in the Italian Serie A: Torino 2-2 Verona; Benevento 1-2 Inter; Chievo 2-1 Fiorentina; Lazio 6-1 Sassuolo; Spal 1-1 Crotone

16h55 – Full-Time in Troyes where they defeated St.Etienne 2-1 in the French Ligue 1. Both teams ended the game with 10-men.

16h50 – Goal for Solomon Kalou as Hertha Berlin level matters in the German capital. This after Bayern Munich had gone 2-0 up, its now 2-2 with a half-an-hour to play!

16h45 – Karl Ekambi and Ismael Traore start from the onset for Angers who host Lyon in the French Ligue 1. Burkina Faso international Betrand Traore starts for the visitors.

16h40 – Nigerian forward Simeon Tochukwu Nwankwo, aka ‘Simy’ has pulled Crotone level at Spal in the Italian Serie A.

16h30 – Joel Matip, Mohamed Salah & Sadio Mane all involved from the onset for Liverpool as they take on Newcastle United at St.James’s Park in the English Premier League. Christian Atsu involved from the onset for the Magpies – Mohamed Diame is among the substitutes.

16h15 – Hakim Ziyech (Morocco) and Andre Onana (Cameroon) played the full 90 minutes as Ajax Amsterdam trumped Heerenveen 4-0 in the Dutch Eredivisie.

16h00 – Half-Time in the Italian Serie A: Torino 2-0 Verona; Benevento 1-2 Inter; Chievo 1-1 Fiorentina; Lazio 1-1 Sassuolo; Spal 1-0 Crotone

M’Baye Niang, who is set to make his Senegal debut against Cape Verde in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier this month, finding the back of the net for Torino.

15h45 – Ivory Coast international Solomon Kalou is currently in action for Hertha Berlin who are at home to defending champions Bayern Munich in the German Bundesliga.

15h35 – Morocco’s Oussama Tannane in the starting 11 for Las Palmas who are away to Barcelona in the Spanish La Liga this afternoon.

15h30 – Nicolas N’Koulou in the starting 11 from the onset for Torino. They play host to Verona in the Italian Serie A. Also in action: Benevento vs Inter; Chievo vs Fiorentina; Lazio vs Sassuolo; Spal vs Crotone

15h20 – Another Teranga Lion currently in action is Assane Diousse – he was named in the starting 11 for St Etienne. Mali duo Mamadou Samassa & Charles Traore at the opposite end of the pitch for Troyes.

15h15 – Senegalese duo Gana Gueye and Omar Baye Niasse start for Everton who host Burnley at Goodison Park.

15h05 – Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly found the back of the net as Napoli made it seven wins from seven matches in the Italian Serie A, to move top of the standings.

15h00 – In Spain, Morocco’s Zouhair Feddal found the back of the net as Real Sociedad and Betis played to an enticing 4-4 stalemate.

14h55 – Arsenal have recorded a 2-0 win over Brighton. Nigeria’s Alex Iwobi with a goal for the Gunners on Arsene Wenger’s 21st anniversary at the club. Mohamed Elneny emerged as a second-half substitute.

 



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African Stars Watch – LIVE (01 October 2017)


Newcastle United’s Christian Atsu

by
Bertin Basson

Sunday Oct 01, 2017. 19:41


Welcome to AfricanFootball.com for our African Stars Watch; where we keep you updated on action across Europe from an African perspective, on Sunday 01 October 2017.

LIVE UPDATES: 

19h45 – Franck Kessie’s AC Milan are trailing 2-0 against Roma and have now been reduced to ten men following the sending off of Turkey’s Hakan Calhanoglu in the Italian Serie A.

19h40 – Franck Kessie’s AC Milan have conceded a second goal against Roma in the Italian Serie A, 2-0. There is roughly 15 minutes left in the game.

19h35 – Franck Kessie’s AC Milan have gone a goal behind against Roma in the Italian Serie A, 1-0.

19h22 – Sadio Mane, Joel Matip and Mohamed Salah’s Liverpool have shared the spoils with Christian Atsu’s Newcastle as the English Premier League game ended 1-1.

19h10 – Sadio Mane, Joel Matip and Mohamed Salah’s Liverpool are still locked at 1-1 with Christian Atsu’s Newcastle. There is ten minutes left in that game.

18h50 – Goals from Karl Toko Ekambi and Ismael Traore have helped Angers secure a 3-3 draw against Bertrand Traore and Maxwel Cornet’s Lyon in the French Ligue 1.

18h25 – Ismael Traore has now scored for Angers as they level the game against Bertrand Traore and Maxwel Cornet’s Lyon in the French Ligue 1 at 3-3.

18h20 – Karl Toko Ekambi has found the back of the net for Angers, but they still trail Bertrand Traore and Maxwel Cornet’s Lyon 3-2 in the French Ligue 1.

18h10 – Christian Atsu’s Newcastle has equalised against Sadio Mane and Joel Matip’s Liverpool in the English Premier League, 1-1.

18h00 – In Spain, Oussama Tannane’s Las Palmas suffered a 3-0 defeat to Barcelona at an empty Camp Nou.

17h55 – Ivory Coast international midfielder Franck Kessie starts for AC Milan as they play host to Roma in an Italian Serie A clash at the San Siro.

17h45 – Pressure continues to build on Gana Gueye, Yannick Bolasie and Omar Niasse’s Everton boss Ronald Koeman, as they suffer a 1-0 defeat at home to Burnley.

17h35 – No Naby Keita for RP Leipzig this afternoon as they visit FC Koln in the German Bundesliga.

17h20 – Solomon Kalou on target as Hertha Berlin held Bayern Munich to a 2-2 draw in the German Bundesliga.

17h05 – Full-Time in the Italian Serie A: Torino 2-2 Verona; Benevento 1-2 Inter; Chievo 2-1 Fiorentina; Lazio 6-1 Sassuolo; Spal 1-1 Crotone

16h55 – Full-Time in Troyes where they defeated St.Etienne 2-1 in the French Ligue 1. Both teams ended the game with 10-men.

16h50 – Goal for Solomon Kalou as Hertha Berlin level matters in the German capital. This after Bayern Munich had gone 2-0 up, its now 2-2 with a half-an-hour to play!

16h45 – Karl Ekambi and Ismael Traore start from the onset for Angers who host Lyon in the French Ligue 1. Burkina Faso international Betrand Traore starts for the visitors.

16h40 – Nigerian forward Simeon Tochukwu Nwankwo, aka ‘Simy’ has pulled Crotone level at Spal in the Italian Serie A.

16h30 – Joel Matip, Mohamed Salah & Sadio Mane all involved from the onset for Liverpool as they take on Newcastle United at St.James’s Park in the English Premier League. Christian Atsu involved from the onset for the Magpies – Mohamed Diame is among the substitutes.

16h15 – Hakim Ziyech (Morocco) and Andre Onana (Cameroon) played the full 90 minutes as Ajax Amsterdam trumped Heerenveen 4-0 in the Dutch Eredivisie.

16h00 – Half-Time in the Italian Serie A: Torino 2-0 Verona; Benevento 1-2 Inter; Chievo 1-1 Fiorentina; Lazio 1-1 Sassuolo; Spal 1-0 Crotone

M’Baye Niang, who is set to make his Senegal debut against Cape Verde in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier this month, finding the back of the net for Torino.

15h45 – Ivory Coast international Solomon Kalou is currently in action for Hertha Berlin who are at home to defending champions Bayern Munich in the German Bundesliga.

15h35 – Morocco’s Oussama Tannane in the starting 11 for Las Palmas who are away to Barcelona in the Spanish La Liga this afternoon.

15h30 – Nicolas N’Koulou in the starting 11 from the onset for Torino. They play host to Verona in the Italian Serie A. Also in action: Benevento vs Inter; Chievo vs Fiorentina; Lazio vs Sassuolo; Spal vs Crotone

15h20 – Another Teranga Lion currently in action is Assane Diousse – he was named in the starting 11 for St Etienne. Mali duo Mamadou Samassa & Charles Traore at the opposite end of the pitch for Troyes.

15h15 – Senegalese duo Gana Gueye and Omar Baye Niasse start for Everton who host Burnley at Goodison Park.

15h05 – Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly found the back of the net as Napoli made it seven wins from seven matches in the Italian Serie A, to move top of the standings.

15h00 – In Spain, Morocco’s Zouhair Feddal found the back of the net as Real Sociedad and Betis played to an enticing 4-4 stalemate.

14h55 – Arsenal have recorded a 2-0 win over Brighton. Nigeria’s Alex Iwobi with a goal for the Gunners on Arsene Wenger’s 21st anniversary at the club. Mohamed Elneny emerged as a second-half substitute.

 



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2017 MTN8: Sundowns 0-1 Maritzburg Utd – As it happened – MTN8 2017


Thapelo Morena of Mamelodi Sundowns challenged by Lebohang Maboe of Maritzburg United during the 2017 MTN8 match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Maritzburg United at the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Pretoria on 13 August 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

by
Austin Ditlhobolo

Sunday Aug 13, 2017. 16:50


Hello and welcome to the live commentary of the 2017 MTN8 Cup quarter-final match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Maritzburg United at the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa.


LINEUPS:

Sundowns XI: Mweene, Morena, Madisha, Nthethe, Langerman, Vilakazi, Kekana, Billiat, Tau, Zwane, Zakri.

Maritzburg XI: Mpandle, Fransman, Weidlich, Sanoka, Makaringe, Mekoa, Shandu, Ndlovu, Van Wyk, Maboe, Rusike.

COMMENTARY:

That’s all from the Lucas Moripe Stadium where we saw Maritzburg stunning Sundowns 1-0. As a result, the Team Choice join Bidvest Wits, SuperSport United and Cape Town City in the semi-finals, while the Brazilians are out of the lucrative tournament.



FULL-TIME: Sundowns 0-1 Maritzburg.

90′ – The fourth official has added four minutes.

89′ Maritzburg sub: Xulu IN, Makaringe OUT.

85′ – Five minutes left for Sundowns to snatch a late equalizer.

80′ – Sundowns sub: Lebese IN, Billiat OUT.

75′ – Sundowns are camping in the Maritzburg half as they press the visitors, who are looking to hold on to their slender lead.

73′ – Sundowns sub: Manyisa IN, Vilakazi OUT.

73′ Maritzburg sub: Fileccia IN, Rusike OUT.

70′ – Maritzburg are defending in numbers, but they are looking dangerous on the counter-attack.

65′ – Laffor is looking lively as he looks to restore parity for Sundowns with 25 minutes left on the clock.

62′ – Maritzburg sub: Kunene IN, Van Wyk OUT.

61′ – Sundowns sub: Laffor IN, Zakri OUT.

60′ – It’s 1-0 to Maritzburg as we reach the hour-mark.

58′ – GOAL! Sundowns 0-1 Maritzburg. Rusike fires home following a quick counter-attack by the visitors.

55′ – Pressure is mounting on the Maritzburg defence as Sundowns defender Nthethe’s header hits the upright with Mpandle rooted to ground.

50′ – Langerman whips a good cross into the Maritzburg box and Weidlich makes a great clearance with Sundowns forward Zakri lurking behind him.

46′ – The second-half is underway.

HALF-TIME: Sundowns 0-0 Maritzburg.

45′ – The fourth official has added two minutes.

40′ – Sundowns full-back Langerman tries his luck from range and his effort is easily saved by Maritzburg keeper Mpandle.

35′ – CHANCE! Maritzburg captain Weidlich bursts into the Sundowns box, but he fires wide of the target.

30′ – It remains goalless here at the Lucas Moripe Stadium as we reach the half-hour mark.

25′ – Sundowns forward Tau makes a good run down the left-hand side and he plays a cross which is well saved by Maritzburg keeper Mpandle.

20′ – Kekana, the Sundowns captain, is now stamping his authority in central midfield as the hosts look to gain control of the match.

15′ – Maritzburg have been the better side thus far dominating possession as they look to penetrate the Sundowns defence.

10′ – Both goalkeepers are called in action as Sundowns forward Billiat forces Maritzburg shot-stopper Mpandle into a decent save and the other end, Maboe’s thunderous effort is well saved by Mweene in Sundowns goal.

5′ – Maritzburg striker Rusike’s deflected shot goes out for a corner-kick as the visitors search for an early goal.

1′ – The match is underway.



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2017 MTN8: Kaizer Chiefs 0-1 SuperSport United – AS IT HAPPENED – MTN8 2017


Bradley Grobler of Supersport United challenged by Lorenzo Gordinho of Kaizer Chiefs during the Absa Premiership match between Kaizer Chiefs and Supersport United at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on the 23 November 2016©Samuel Shivambu/Backpagepix

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Staff Reporter

Saturday Aug 12, 2017. 22:04


Good evening and welcome to our live coverage of the 2017 MTN8 quarterfinal clash between Kaizer Chiefs and SuperSport United from the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.

The two club’s will be aiming to join Bidvest Wits and Cape Town City in the final four, with Mamelodi Sundowns and Maritzburg United to round off the weekend’s round of fixtures on Sunday.

Match commentary (As It Happened):

All times CAT

90+5′ Full-Time: Kaizer Chiefs 0-1 SuperSport United (Jeremy Brockie 6′)

88′ Aubrey Modiba the next to go into the referee’s book.

86′ Into the final few minutes of regulation time we go. SuperSport happy to sit back and absorb constant Chiefs pressure, will they be able to hold on?

82′ Ramahlwe Mphahlele makes way for Bhongolwethu Jayiya – the former Cape Town City man on to make his debut.

80′ Clayton Daniels makes way for former Kaizer Chiefs captain Tefu Mashamaite

75′ WOODWORK! For the third time in the match, Kaizer Chiefs have seen the ball rattle the frame of the goal with Hendrick Ekstein’s shot hitting the crossbar.

73′ Bernard Parker OUT, Joseph Malongoane IN for Kaizer Chiefs.

68′ Dove Wome makes way for Siyabonga Nhlapo

67′ Yellow card for Katsande who is still fuming from that challenge by Dean Furman.

61′ Yellow card for Dean Furman following a challenge on Willard Katsande

60′ Hour played at the Moses Mabhida Stadium – SuperSport United still holding onto a narrow lead as things start to get heated between the two sides.

55′ POST! Bernard Parker’s header bounces off the woodwork before Grant Kekana clears off the line. All happening.

52′ Lucky escape for Itumeleng Khune who made a hash of his attempted clearance, Erick Mathoho gets back well to clear Bradley Grobler’s shot from bouncing into the back of the net.

50′ Good start to the half by the visitors – as in the first – they are the one’s making early inroads.

46′ Second half is underway in Durban, SuperSport hold a slender lead thanks to Jeremy Brockie.

46′ Cole Alexander makes way for Thuso Phala.

45+4′ Half-Time: Kaizer Chiefs 0-1 SuperSport United

43′ Glamour Boys all over their opponents as we enter the final few minutes of the first-half; just can’t find that killer blow (deja vu really).

35′ SAVE! Excellent stop by Ronwen Williams to keep our Bernard Parker’s bullet from the edge of the area. Amakhosi on top, but behind.

33′ Ronwen Williams escapes from what would have been an embarrassing moment. Amakhosi closing down their opponents in frantic fashion as they look for the equaliser.

29′ Bradley Grobler goes into the referee’s book. Real strikers challenge by the SuperSport United man who tracked back well into his own half. Matsatsantsa working hard.

23′ POST! Siphiwe Tshabalala’s deflected effort canon’s off the woodwork. Best chance of the match for the Amakhosi.

19′ Bernard Parker gets in behind the SuperSport United defence and tries to pick out Gustavo Paez, but his cross goes out of play.

14′ Chiefs, though, have to be very wary of the counter-attack. Ronwen Williams quick to release the ball to the SuperSport attackers on transition.

12′ Kaizer Chiefs looking for a way back into the clash, but SuperSport survive a spell of Amakhosi pressure.

6′ GOAL! Jeremy Brockie! SuperSport United hit the front in Durban following a quick counter-attack, Grobler with a delightful pass, but Brockie still had a lot to do. He cuts in field and fires past Khune! Eric Tinkler’s impact immediately evident.

3′ Good turnout in Durban at a Stadium where both teams have tasted recent cup success. Chiefs have a lot of fans in KZN.

1′ Kick-off in Durban!

Kaizer Chiefs: Khune; Mphahlele, Gordinho, Mathoho, Masilela – Maluleka, Katsande, Ekstein, Tshabalala – Parker, Paez

SuperSport United: Williams; Kekana, Gould, Daniels, Modiba – Furman, Letsholonyane, Alexander – Wome, Grobler, Brockie



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