Uganda secured a 35-11 win over Mauritius in Wednesday’s round of play in the Confederation of African Rugby Tier 1B championship keeping alive their hopes of gaining promotion. The six team championship will see the group winner progress to Tier 1A. CCTV’s Leon Ssenyange reports.
Cameroon and Gabon will be out to book their places in the knockout stages of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations when they do battle at the Stade de l’Amitié in Libreville this evening. Hosts Gabon have yet to win a game at this year’s showpiece with the Panthers held to successive 1-1 draws.Following a shock stalemate against AFCON newbies Guinea-Bissau in the opening game of the tournament, Gabon failed to take their chances as they were held to the same scoreline by 2013 finalists Burkina Faso. Now with arguably their biggest test still to come, head coach José Antonio Camacho will be hoping that his team can finally find their rhythm with pressure mounting on the Spaniard.Gabon have been dealt a further blow with news that Juventus midfielder Mario Lemina has been ruled out of action for the rest of the tournament, subsequently placing further pressure on the likes of captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Sunderland midfielder Didier N’Dong. “Failing to beat Burkina Faso was frustrating because we now have to wait for outcome of the Cameroon game. We had several chances but we did not convert them though the players gave their best and attacked piling pressure on Burkina Faso,” Camacho told supersport.com.“We had hoped for a win but it did not come. I know the frustrations from our fans but we hope to atone despite having a tough fixture against Cameroon.”He continued: “I am optimistic we will qualify for the quarterfinals even though a lot of pundits have written us off after the draw. As a coach I have to keep on encouraging and motivating my players to keep the focus and work hard on the pitch.”Cameroon head into the fixture top of Group A with four points – all four teams can still book their place in the knockout stages with Guinea-Bissau sitting on a single point.The Indomitable Lions were held to a 1-1 draw by Burkina Faso in their opening game before the four-time champions bounced back from an early setback to beat Guinea Bissau 2-1 with goals from Sébastien Siani and Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui securing all three points for the Hugo Broos’ coached team.“Being Cameroon, you’re forced to fight until the end and despite the fact we went a goal down, the team reacted well and earned an important win that was simply an amazing comeback,” Broos told supersport.com.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
The City of Sunrise is hosting a full day of free celebrations on Wednesday, July 4. Looking for a traditional start to your Independence Day? Be in position at 9:00 a.m., when our “Animation Comes to Life” Parade winds its way west along Sunset Strip from NW 12th Street to City Park (6700 Sunset Strip, Sunrise 33313). You’ll see colorful floats, costumed characters, marching musicians, and more! From the end of the parade until noon, enjoy a Family Fun Day complete with refreshments and activities for kids. The excitement continues with a Concert and Fireworks outdoors at the BB&T Center (One Panther Parkway, Sunrise 33323). The gates open at 4:30, and parking and admission are free. This year’s live entertainment includes three amazing bands and a fantastic fireworks display: 5:00 p.m. – Skotch Bonnett Band (reggae and R&B) 6:15 p.m. – Mr. Nice Guy (classic rock) 7:45 p.m. – Grand Funk Railroad (classic rock from The American Band) 9:15 p.m. – Fireworks The event also features a children’s fun zone, and a wide selection of food and beverage vendors. For attendees’ safety, the following items cannot be brought into the event area at the BB&T Center: backpacks, bags larger than 12” x 12”, coolers, glass bottles, alcohol, weapons, drones, fireworks, pets, and bicycles. (Bring a lock to secure your bike in the lot.) All bags will be searched. The City of Sunrise Concert and Fireworks celebration is presented by Wheelabrator Technologies and sponsored by the BB&T Center, the Florida Panthers, Ed Morse Sawgrass Automall, Metropica, Memorial Healthcare System, the Sun-Sentinel Media Group, The Beach 102.7 FM, The Ticket 790 AM, and Bahama Breeze. For more information, visit www.sunrisefl.gov/july4, or call the City of Sunrise Leisure Services Department: (954) 747-4600.