Monthly Archives: November 2012

UBSU Remembers Black Thursday in UB

Today November 29,2012 has been observed as Black Thursday in the University of Buea by the University of Buea Students Union,UBSU.This is in commemoration of some of its leaders who died during the deadly strike in 2005 and 2006 between Police forces.The Black Thursday is observed with all students expected to wear black cloths to school.

At least two university students were shot and killed, and a third may have been mortally wounded after clashing with police at the University of Buea . The deaths came after sporadic confrontation between students and police during strikes that began on a fateful Wednesday, following by one week mostly peaceful strikes which began April 20 at another Cameroon university, Yaoundé One. A delegation of five students is said to have traveled from Yaoundé One to UB, instigating the strike at the second university.

The aftermath of the strike left two dead

The strikes at UB turned violent after the then University Registrar, Herbert Nganjo Endeley, failed to calm the students. Police tried to disperse the students with tear gas, but were pelted by stones in retaliation. Chaos ensued, with the police also throwing stones, bludgeoning and separating the students, turning water cannons on them, raiding their residence hostels, and performing numerous arrests. The students responded by protesting, erecting barricades and destroying school property and vehicles. Several students and police were hospitalized during days of fighting.

The students were shot on Thursday in different incidents between 14:30 and 15:00 local time in Molyko — both were reported to be killed instantly. One student, Embwam Aloysius, a level 400 student of Environmental Science, received a bullet in the head, while the other student, Gilbert Nforlem, a masters degree Geology student, was shot in the chest. Local news reports indicated a female student may also have been killed, and claim that the students were shot by police. Speaking on state-run radio, Higher Education Minister Jacques Fame Ndongo called for an end to violence and said that “[President Paul Biya] has requested a judicial enquiry to establish the exact cause of the deaths.”

That year student at both UNI Yoaunde I and UB were striking for better educational conditions. The students at UB demanded an end to the annual school fees of 50,000 CFA Francs (US$99), reduction of school bureaucracy, and other amenities. According to the Post newspaper in Cameroon, “They want all courses offered during the re-sit, good toilets, more lecture halls, microphones in amphi-theatres; that amphi 750 should be changed to 650 because it lacks 100 seats. They also want to be offered good food at the University restaurant among others.”

Some commentators in the Post’s online forum expressed indignation at the deaths of the students and what they perceive as a lack of leadership by school officials, while others expressed sorrow at the loss of student lives and questioned whether the advantages they are bargaining for are really worth the price they have paid.

Invasion of hostels.
Police invaded hostels like Kiki, Mengweh, Monte Carlos in the University Neighbourhood. They beat up students, seized their mobile phones and looted other property. The police poured water on the flour and asked the students to sit on it.

A student told The Post the police broke into her room and took away money. Many students sustained arm, elbow and knee injuries.Five of the students were hospitalized. One of them said to be in a comma.

The Strike.

A group of students mobilised and went from one lecture hall to the other, ordering their mates to abandon their lectures; they sent away their lecturers and mobilized. Gradually, the group increased in number and by 9:00am there was a crowd of students on campus carrying leaves chanting, “UB must change”.

The students marched to the UB restaurant, where a lecture was going on, in the open hall. They chased out the lecturer, overturned the benches saying it was not fit to be a lecture hall. They sacked the University restaurant, leaving behind a real mess.

The students carried placards on which they had written “We want all courses in the re-sit”, “better means of publishing SMS results”, “No payment of Fees”, “Njeuma UB is not your house” “50.000 before we go for games”, among others.

The students took to the University Junction and disrupted traffic and there they met the police. They Shouted, “No Police” “no dialogue” “we are tired of promises”. The police tried to pamper the students so they could reach a compromise, but it was to no avail.

The March to Jerusalem

They marched back into the campus, went to the central administration and, in the presence of the then Registrar, Herbert Endeley, who had been trying to dialogue with them, Dr. Victor Ngoh, Dean of Faculty of Arts and Dr. John Ebanja, one of the Deputy Vice Deans, the students screamed, “Njeuma must go”.

Some of the students went hitting the windows of the building with the leaves they were carrying, while others tried to flatten the tires of a tractor that was packed in front of the Central Administration.

by Nfor Hanson Nchanji with reports.

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Pep Guardiola,a possible replacement of RDM

Chelsea are hoping to appoint Roberto Di Matteo’s successor this Wednesday.And pundits predict it will be Pep Guardiola,former Barcelona Manager.

Benitez, Guardiola(waiting for the job),matteo sacked


Di Matteo was sacked following the 3-0 Champions League defeat by Juventus.

Owner Roman Abramovich is known to be a long-term admirer of Pep Guardiola but it is unclear whether the former Barcelona coach can be tempted back into management.

Chelsea have made contact with former Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez to gauge his interest in taking charge on a short-term basis.

The club’s board met earlier on Wednesday and their next appointment is likely to be a short-term role rather than a long-term replacement for Di Matteo, according to BBC Sports editor David Bond.

In the statement announcing Di Matteo’s sacking on Wednesday morning, Chelsea said they hoped to announce a new manager “shortly”.

Chelsea, who are looking for a ninth manager since Abramovich took over in 2003, contacted Benitez before Tuesday’s defeat in Italy as he assessed his options.

Chelsea managers under Roman Abramovich

Claudio Ranieri: Sep 2000 to May 2004
Jose Mourinho: Jun 2004 to Sep 2007
Avram Grant: Sep 2007 to May 2008
Luiz Felipe Scolari: Jul 2008 to Feb 2009
Guus Hiddink: Feb 2009 to May 2009
Carlo Ancelotti: Jun 2009 to May 2011
Andre Villas-Boas: Jun 2011 to Mar 2012
Roberto Di Matteo: Mar 2012 to Nov 2012

Benitez, 52, who is currently in Abu Dhabi, has been out of work since he was sacked by Inter Milan in December 2010 after just six months in charge, but has made it clear he is interested in the job.

He joined Liverpool from Valencia in 2004 and won the Champions League in 2005, as well as reaching the final in 2007, before leaving Anfield by mutual consent in 2010.

On Wednesday he told Abu Dhabi-based website Sport 360: “I have just found out [about Di Matteo]. Obviously Chelsea is a top side and they can compete for trophies so it goes in this category.”

Asked if Chelsea had approached him, he said: “You ask directly, I cannot answer directly.

“In football a lot of people are talking so we will see what happens in the next few days. I am looking for a club that can challenge for trophies and Chelsea is one of these clubs.”

When Benitez was asked about the prospect of managing on a short-term basis, he added: “I have to talk with my agent and see what he has been doing the last couple of days.

“But I am just trying to go to a team that can win. So we will find ways to have a challenge like this.”

Di Matteo won the Champions League and FA Cup as caretaker manager last season and was given a two-year deal in June.

But in the wake of the defeat to Juventus, which has left the Blues on the brink of a Champions League exit, he has left Stamford Bridge after just eight months in charge.

Di Matteo’s compensation is still being worked out and he is likely to continue to be paid until he finds a new post elsewhere.

After an impressive start to the season, the Blues have won two of their last eight games.

They sit third in the Premier League table, four points behind leaders Manchester City, who they host at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
Image of Phil McNulty Phil McNulty Chief football writer, BBC Sport

Even by Chelsea owner Roman Abramovic’s sky-high standards, the sacking of Roberto Di Matteo is ruthless. This is the manager who won the Champions League and FA Cup in May. Chelsea’s statement claims results and performances have not been good enough – and yet only a month ago they were top of the Premier League after an outstanding 4-2 win at Spurs. The decision makes it even more abundantly clear that Di Matteo was only keeping the seat warm for the first love of Abramovich’s footballing life, former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola. Will he ever be able to lure him to a club for which managerial instability is a way of life?

Chelsea could become the first Champions League holders to exit at the group stage of the competition.

The club statement said: “The team’s recent performances and results have not been good enough and the owner and the board felt that a change was necessary now to keep the club moving in the right direction as we head into a vitally important part of the season.

“The club faces a difficult task ahead in qualifying for the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League as well as maintaining a strong challenge for the top of the Premier League while competing in three other cup competitions.

“Our aim is to remain as competitive as possible and challenge strongly on all fronts.”

Former West Brom and MK Dons manager Di Matteo, 42, who had been working as assistant manager at Stamford Bridge, replaced Andre Villas-Boas in March.

Roberto Di Matteo,a victim of circumstance

Chelsea’s madcap managerial merry-go-round spun for the umpteenth time on Wednesday when Roberto Di Matteo, who guided the club to Champions League glory just six months ago, was sacked.

Winning Europe’s elite club competition had been a burning desire for Roman Abramovich since the Russian billionaire took over as the owner at Stamford Bridge in 2003.

Di Matteo found the ‘Holy Grail’ against all the odds in May but Tuesday’s 3-0 reverse at Juventus, a defeat that leaves Chelsea on the brink of Champions League elimination, prompted Abramovich to end the reign of his eighth manager at the club.

“The team’s recent performances and results have not been good enough and the owner and board felt a change was necessary now to keep the club moving in the right direction as we head into a vitally important part of the season,” the club said on their website (www.chelsea.com).

Chelsea, who have won only two of their last eight games in all competitions, added they would be making an announcement shortly regarding a new manager with bookmakers listing former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez and ex-Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola as early favourites.

“The club faces a difficult task ahead in qualifying for the knockout stages of the Champions League as well as maintaining a strong challenge for the top of the Premier League while competing in three other cup competitions,” the club said.

“The owner and the board would like to thank Roberto for all he has done for the club since taking over in March. Roberto helped guide us to an historic Champions League victory and a seventh FA Cup.

“We will never forget the huge contribution he has made to this club’s history and he will always be welcome at Stamford Bridge.”

GREAT SEASON

Di Matteo was assistant coach before taking over the first team in a caretaker capacity when Portuguese Andre Villas-Boas was sacked in March and he helped turn a mediocre season into a great one.

The Italian inherited a team 3-1 down to Napoli in the first leg of the last 16 of the Champions League but he inspired a thrilling fightback in the second leg.

Chelsea then knocked out Benfica in the quarterfinals before beating overwhelming favourites Barcelona in the semis and defeating Bayern Munich on penalties in the final in the German team’s own Allianz Arena stadium.

Di Matteo had also won the FA Cup two weeks earlier by overcoming Liverpool 2-1 in the final at Wembley and the reward for achieving a memorable trophy double was to be elevated to permanent first-team coach at the end of the campaign.

Chelsea backed the Italian in the close season by making a host of expensive signings, including Belgian playmaker Eden Hazard and young Brazilian midfielder Oscar.

The Londoners won the Champions League in gritty fashion with a series of backs-to-the-wall performances but the start of the new season heralded a new vibrant attacking style with Hazard, Oscar and Spaniard Juan Mata pulling the strings.

Abramovich had always wanted his Chelsea side to play with flair and panache in the manner of Barcelona, probably the best team in world football, and they started the new season in scintillating fashion with seven wins in eight league matches.

The underlying feeling among the fans at Stamford Bridge, however, was that the new-look team had been set up to emulate the passing system created by Guardiola and that perhaps Di Matteo was simply keeping the seat warm for the former Barcelona coach.

Guardiola walked away from Barca last season, saying he needed a year away from the game to recharge his batteries.

Abramovich has courted him in the past and it would surprise no one to see the former Spain midfielder take the next spin on the Chelsea merry-go-round.

cc.supersport.com

Cameroon mourns death of former football legend Abega

The former captain of the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon, African champion in 1984 died early in the morning of Thursday, November 15, 2012 at the Yaounde General Hospital.
The sad news came in the early hours of Thursday 15 November 2012. According to sources close to the deceased, it was about two weeks that the former captain of the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon had been hospitalized at the Yaounde General Hospital where he passed away on Thursday morning.As of now, nobody is able to give the real causes of death. However, sources close to the family of the deceased revealed that the health of the African Golden Ball 1984 had taken a hit. “His uneasiness began two weeks ago when he returned from the United States of America. He said he did not feel fit, “says our source. And yet, a few days ago, “he seemed to have recovered his health,” says another family friend.

former lion,Abega is no more


As a reminder, the final output media that was nicknamed “Doctor” dates back to October 11, when the old glories of football in Cameroon had gone to visit the Indomitable Lions ahead of the meeting that was against Cameroon in Cape Verde on 14 October. On this occasion, “he appeared in good shape,” describe some observers. So no one could imagine the drama that would happen a month later.

Born 09 July 1954 Nkomo, Théophile Abega had a successful career as a footballer crowned African champion in 1984 in Côte d’Ivoire, proudly on his left arm armband troops. He was elected the same year African Player. Two years earlier, he was part of the expedition organized by Cameroon in World Spanish soil.

Midfielder, technical skills above average, nicknamed the “Doctor” he had a few heyday at Canon FC, before making a professional adventure in Toulouse, France.
After a beautiful and glorious career in football, Dr. football chose to provide therapy to its citizens. Without too much difficulty, his will and his strength mobilization led him being elected to the head of the municipality of Yaoundé four.

Most recently, his talent as a mediator led the delegation of eight former Lions selected for boosting the morale of the Indomitable Lions before the return match against the blue shark on October 14 in Yaounde.

He leaves behind friends, family and football fans grieving.

Source: translation,camfoot.

SouthWest Fecatennis meet at 4,Friday

Members of the executive bureau of the south west tennis league meet this Friday at the Buea Mountain club by 4pm.
the meeting to prepare for the closing of the 2012 season with reclassification in Tiko,will among others include:players,executives and well wishers.

the regional league president Valentine Eyum Sama,will preside over the meeting.

MEN’S SENIORS
NO NAMES OF PLAYERS CLUB TOWN
1 ADAMU OUSMAN BUEA MOUNTAIN BUEA
2 CLETUS NGWA TIKO S.S CLUB TIKO
3 ADAMU MAMUDU U B TENNIS CLUB BUEA
4 DERICK CHE U B TENNIS CLUB BUEA
5 MENGA ROUSHEIN EKONA TENNIS CLUB EKONA
6 POUOPSE RODRIGUE U B TENNIS CLUB BUEA
7 MONGOMO NGOH KUMBA TENNIS CLUB KUMBA
8 KEULEU ROSEVELT U B TENNIS CLUB BUEA
9 NCHANJI TIMOTHY KUMBA TENNIS CLUB KUMBA
10 DANIEL NJIKI TIKO S.S CLUB TIKO
11 DECO BUEA MOUNTAIN CLUB BUEA
12 JERVIS AMUNGWA U B TENNIS CLUB BUEA
13 ELOUNDU JOHN U B TENNIS CLUB BUEA
LADIES SENIORS
NO NAMES OF PLAYERS CLUB TOWN
1 NANA MALAIKA U B TENNIS CLUB BUEA
2 SUSAN MENSIY U B TENNIS CLUB BUEA
3 ANNIH LAURE U B TENNIS CLUB BUEA
MEN’S JUNIORS
NO NAMES OF PLAYERS CLUB TOWN
1 AZE STEVE U B TENNIS CLUB BUEA
2 WILFRED ATA U B TENNIS CLUB BUEA
3 ETUKA EMMANUEL TIKO S.S CLUB TIKO
4 MICHAEL AYE U B TENNIS CLUB BUEA
5 NKEMBO HENRY U B TENNIS CLUB BUEA
6 BILLY LUMA BUEA MOUNTAIN CLUB BUEA
7 JULES NGANKOU U B TENNIS CLUB BUEA
8 ATOH SERGE U B TENNIS CLUB BUEA
9 MOKOM JAVIS U B TENNIS CLUB BUEA
10 ENOW FRANKLINE U B TENNIS CLUB BUEA
11 AKU THOMAS BUEA MOUNTAIN CLUB BUEA
MEN’S MINORS
NO NAMES OF PLAYERS CLUB TOWN
1 ETA NDIP U B TENNIS CLUB BUEA
2 MOKUNDO DERICK TIKO S.S CLUB TIKO
3 TAMBE TONI TIKO S.S CLUB TIKO
4 DIBO BARON TIKO S.S CLUB TIKO
5 GIMA BARON TIKO S.S CLUB TIKO
6 JEAN CLAUDE TIKO S.S CLUB TIKO
MEN’S BENJAMIN’S
NO NAMES OF PLAYERS CLUB TOWN
1 NOMEN NGWA TIKO S.S CLUB TIKO
2 MOSANGU JOSEPH TIKO S.S CLUB TIKO
3 MASOMA JERRY TIKO S.S CLUB TIKO
4 MASOMA ETODE TIKO S.S CLUB TIKO

Mafia in English football ?

Many football pundits,fans of Chelsea belief that the league game between Chelsea and Manchester United was refereed in favor of Sir Alex’s side.it has since over the weekend been a heated debate and many think that the referee was bribed to favor United

Did he really collect money

what is your own opinion…

Another November 6,what fate for Obama?

As the US presidential elections draw nearer,the stakes are high for incumbent Barack Obama.Superstorm Sandy has come at a time when the elections are just around the corner,but many say it will give Obama more popularity as he trys to solve the problems of Americans whoes homes have been destroyed.

Obama and Romney running neck-to-neck

President Obama has said that now is the time to look for ways to help the homeless after the sandy’s ugly face disaster.
Editor’s note: The aftermath of Superstorm Sandy focused on a search for the missing and restoration of power on Thursday. The storm’s overall death toll stood at 150, including at least 81 people in the United States, two in Canada and 67 in the Caribbean.

Lower and Midtown Manhattan should have power back by Saturday, and “the vast majority” of those who lost power should have it back by November 11, Con Edison said Thursday. It could take a week or more after that for everyone to have power back, the utility said.

More than 36,000 people have signed up for help from FEMA, and that’s only the beginning, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Thursday in New York.

Staten Island Borough President James Molinaro confirms the bodies of two young boys who had been swept away from their mother during Hurricane Sandy were recovered Thursday morning, “maybe a block or two from where (their mother) lost them.”

“They drained the swamp with pumps. They went in on foot and they found them,” Molinaro said, adding that the parents were there when searchers discovered the boys.

Additionally, two senior citizens who were missing were both found dead Thursday morning as well.

The number of dead on Staten Island now stands at 19, according to Molinaro.

The U.S. Air Force is flying 69 Southern California Edison vehicles to New York today to help make repair to power lines damaged by Superstorm Sandy. The airlift will be made using five giant C-5 Galaxy transports, the largest aircraft in the U.S. military fleet, as well as 12 C-17s in the move.

The U.S. death toll from Superstorm Sandy has risen to at least 81. The new number comes after New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced 37 deaths in the city are blamed on the storm, and Connecticut officials told CNN four deaths are blamed on the storm. Two deaths have been reported in Canada and 67 in the Caribbean, bringing the total to 150.

Homeowners in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut will save thousands of dollars in insurance costs after several state governors declared that Sandy did not make landfall as a hurricane, exempting them from insurers’ hurricane deductibles. Read the full CNNMoney report.

The city of Hoboken, New Jersey, is asking residents to shut off appliances and lights to avoid a surge as electrical power is restored to the city.