Cameroon player Eric Choupo-Motingequalled his personal goalscoring record when he scored for the third game running in the win over Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday night. Choupo-Moting was one of the goalscorers as Bayern beat Leverkusen 2-0 at home to edge closer to another league title. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="599"] https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BqB5XDiIMAAmHWw.jpg[/caption] The Bayern Munich striker gave his team the lead against Bayer Leverkusen on seven minutes before Joshua Kimmich added a second goal for the hosts five minutes later. The two goals proved to be more than enough for Bayern to open a ten-point lead at the Bundesliga summit.
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Championship club Stoke City have confirmed that they have tied down Cameron goalkeeper Blondy Nna Noukeu to a new long-term deal amid reports that he may be linking up with the first-team anytime soon at a later time this season. The brilliant keeper has been a mainstay of the club's under-23 team this season and keeps putting in impressive performances that have earned him a lot of accolades and praises so far this term. He has also earned himself a new contract and has signed on the dotted lines and will be looking to take his career to a new level since joining Stoke from Belgian league club Royal Excel Mouscron back in the summer transfer window of 2019. The 19-year-old was promoted to the first-team this season and has made it to the bench on several occasions. He however faces the huge task of competing with Joe Bursik and Adam Davies for the gloves at the club.
Even though both teams have made it clear that they are ready to head into the fixture and play the match, the Tokyo 2020 Women's Olympic Qualifiers game against Cameroon and Chile has been postponed once again after the decision was made by the world football governing body. The competition has now been pushed further forward to April later this year, without paying attention to the readiness of the teams involved. The intercontinental play-off which is to be played over two legs between Cameroon's Indomitable Lionesses and LA Roja Feminina of Chile will now be played at a date later than the initially designated time. According to multiple reports, the world football governing body FIFA already passed message across to the participating teams that their games would be postponed. The games that were postponed include the final round of the competition which Chile and Cameroon were supposed to play on the 18th of February this year.
The Young Lions of Cameroon have done well to secure their qualification to the U20 UNIFAC 2020 competition finals. They achieved this feat after Congo completed a well-deserved and hard-fought victory over DR Congo 2-1 on Saturday in the final game in Group B. The youngsters have impressed throughout the games they have played in and have now cemented their status as the competition's finalists of the UNIFAC tournament that is currently ongoing.
Liverpool are sweating on the fitness of Cameroon defender Joel Matip ahead of the top-of-the-table clash with league leaders Tottenham Hotspur. Spurs are guests of Liverpool in a the pick of the week 13 games in the league and Cameroon international centre back Matip could miss out on the match due to back spasm. The Cameroon defender picked up the injury during the Premier League away clash at the home of rejuvenated Fulham. Joel Matipwas the only fit senior centre back at Liverpool ahead of this month only for him to sustain an injury during the Fulham game. Liverpool boss JurgenKlopp has had to shift Brazilian defensive midfielder Fabinho from his natural position to the centre back position due to the injury crisis to his centre backs. Klopp started the season with three senior centre backs but he has had to deal with long-term injuries to two from those three centre backs. Liverpool suffered a major setback in October with the long-term knee injury to Dutch international defender Virgil Van Dijkduring the Merseyside Derby. His injury was followed by the long-term knee problem for another centre back in Joe Gomez. The England international suffered the problem while he was away on duty with the Three Lions. The long-term injuries left Liverpool and JurgenKlopp with only Joel Matip who's now a big doubt for the Spurs game.
Philadelphia Union defender Olivier Mbaizo has been invited to be part of the Cameroon squad for the 2021 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers for this month. The right-back has been rewarded for his good club form with the call-up ahead of the upcoming clashes with Mozambique. Cameroon play hosts to Mozambique in what’s the third game of the ongoing AFCON qualifiers on Thursday, November 12, 2020. The return leg is scheduled for the Estadio Nacionaldo Zimpeto in Maputo, Mozambique on Monday, November 16, 2020. Mbaizo would be hoping to feature in the two AFCON qualifying games.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed plans to take a lengthy sabbatical from management at the expiry of his Liverpool's current contract. He hinted that he may not even return to the dug-out if he lacks person for the game. Klopp, 53, wrote his name into Liverpool history books when he ended the Reds three decades wait for a league title last season. He was rewarded with a two-year contract extension in December 2019. After he led the club to UEFA Champions League victory in May of the same year.
Villarreal are considering a bid for Manchester United defender Eric Bailly. According to reports from reports from Spain, the Yellow Submarines have identified the Ivorian as a potential signing in the summer. Bailly is considered as a safe signing with the 26-year-old making his name at the club before making a big-money move in the summer of 2016. Since moving to Manchester United, Bailly has struggled with injuries and fitness issues but is still loved by the fans. He has endured an injury hit stint. He has failed to nail down a regular first team shirt at Old Trafford. He only returned to first team action before football was suspended in England in the second week of March.
Edwin van der Sar has revealed that the current global situation will have no effect on Hakim Ziyechs transfer to Chelsea. Like all other domestic leagues around Europe, the Dutch league was also suspended due to the Covid19 pandemic. All though the Dutch league has been called null and void with no champions, no relegation and no promotion from lower tier. The league was suspended since 7th of March. Ajax were 1st in the league. They had 56 points from 25 games. Closely followed by AZ Alkmaar.
James Rodriguez has reportedly made a decision on his future amid strong interest from Arsenal ahead of the summer transfer window. The Colombian international decided to stay and fight for his place in Zinedine Zidane's squad during last summer window, amid interest from several clubs around Europe. He has struggled with injuries and game time this season, and his agents have confirmed he is open to available options.