First pro goal on full debut start for Rodney Michael

First pro goal on full debut start for Rodney Michael

Rodney Michael scored his first professional USL League One goal on his full debut start for South Georgia Tormenta FC in their 2-1 defeat against Toronto II at the Erk Russell Park on Wednesday evening. (Photo Courtesy of Chandler Jarrell // South Georgia Tormenta FC)

The visitors scored in the 45th and 55th minute before Rodney’s pull one back for the host team in the USL League One contest.

Toronto II opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the final minute of the first half. Noble Okello converted the spot-kick to give the Young Reds the lead heading into the break.

Antonio Carlini doubles their lead before Michael’s 76th-minute header gave his side a lifeline, but Toronto held on to win on the road.

Despite the defeat, Michael was named the Galactic Man of the Match after another excellent performance.

MAN OF THE MATCH:

Tonight’s Man of the Match, presented by Galactic Comics and Games, is Rodney Michael, who impressed the coaching staff tonight for his debut start.

The Sierra Leone talent recorded two shots on goal and used his head to put Tormenta FC on the board in the 76th off a cross from Mayr-Fälten.

Goal Summary

  • TOR (45′) – Okello, penalty kick
  • TOR (55′) – Carlini, assisted by Nelson
  • TRM (76′) – Michael, unassisted

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Attacker Bundu ends goal drought in defeat to Midtjylland

Attacker Bundu ends goal drought in defeat to Midtjylland

Mustapha Bundu scored a consolation goal in FC Copenhagen 4-1 defeat to Midtjylland in their Group A playoff match on Thursday.
 
The 3F Superliga Championship Group A leaders were leading 3-0 when Bundu reduced the deficit to 3-1 in the 71st.
 
The Sierra Leone striker replaced Jonas Wind in the 58th minute to scored his first goal in 21 games that include nine appearances with Anderlecht.
 
The former AGF attacker, who join Copenhagen on loan in January, will be hoping to continue after he finally found his scoring shoes.
 
Copenhagen next outing is on Sunday, April 25th against AGF at Aarhus Ceres Park Stadium.
 
A familiar zone for Bundu, where he scored 21 goals 25 assists in 109 appearances during his four-season spell with the club.
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Ghana down Uganda to clinch fourth Total AFCON U20 title

Ghana down Uganda to clinch fourth Total AFCON U20 title

Ghanaians worldwide celebrated their U20 triumph in Mauritania on their 64th Independence Day.
 
The West Africans proved too strong with a 2-0 victory over first-timers Uganda at Stade Municipal in the Mauritanian capital of Nouakchott on Saturday evening.
 
Captain Daniel Afriyie Barnieh registered both goals in either half of the match.
 
It was the Black Satellites’ fourth title following successes in 1993, 1999 and 2009.
 
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo, Black Stars captain, Andre Ayew, and others were all in a jubilant mood after Black Satellites victory.
 

Congratulations to the Black Satellites for winning Ghana’s 4th AFCON U-20 trophy. Thoroughly deserved victory, and they’ve made Mother Ghana proud. What a way to celebrate our 64th Independence Anniversary!!” President Addo posted on his official Facebook page.

Congratulations boys. Africa u20 champions!!! You have made the nation proud 10 years later, and it’s coming home. It’s just the beginning. Proud nation.”

Leicester City defender Daniel Amartey tweeted, “Congrats, Black Satellites”.

See many other reactions…

 

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Mustapha Bundu makes winning Copenhagen debut

Mustapha Bundu makes winning Copenhagen debut

  • Sierra Leone International Mustapha Bundu made his first FC Copenhagen appearance as a substitute in their win over AaB at the Aalborg Portland Park on Wednesday.
 
Rasmus Falk scored the all-important winner in the 79th-minute assisted by Jonas Wind as they came from behind twice to win 3-2.
 
Bundu, 23, who subbed on in the 46th minute to replace Pep Biel was impressive on his debut and has received a laudable reception after the game.
 
The win means Copenhagen standing sixth on the 3F Superliga table as travel to Hornes on Sunday.
AAB Goals – Rasmus Thelander (10 “) , Marcus Hannebo (39”)
 
FC COPENHAGEN Goals – Karlo Bartolec (53 “), Jens Stage (58 “), Rasmus Falk (79 “)

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Coach John Keister lauds famous Sierra Leone comeback

Coach John Keister lauds famous Sierra Leone comeback

  • After guided his side to one of Africa’s most famous comeback in Nigeria, Sierra Leone coach John Keister has applauded his super subs on Friday.
  • All four of Keister’s changes providing the inspiration the Leone Stars needed coming from four-goal down to earn a remarkable 4-4 in 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Benin City, Edo State.

“We’re delighted. Playing away in Nigeria as always was going to be difficult,” Keister told journalists during his post-match.

“I think we showed Nigeria a lot of respect in the first half, but we realised we needed to bring in fresh legs and important players we left out.”

“The difference was the changes that we made. I’m not disappointed we didn’t win the match. We can’t be too greedy. We’ll take the draw to Freetown. I think it was a game of two halves.”

Meanwhile, the President of the Nigerian Football Federation Amaju Pinnick has summoned Gernot Rohr and his technical crew to a meeting on Saturday what many Nigerians described a poor showing against Sierra Leone.

Nigeria still leaders of Group L with seven points from three games but a defeat in Sierra Leone will leave the race to Cameroon wide open.

The Leone Stars are third with two points after three matches with Benin and Lesotho set to play their game on the 14th of November.

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Striker Kargbo scores first Donetsk’s goal to rescue point

Striker Kargbo scores first Donetsk’s goal to rescue point

  • Striker Ibrahim Kargbo Junior scored late into extra time as he helped his Ukrainian side Olimpik Donetsk earned a 3-3 draw with Mariupol on Saturday.

The goal was the 20-year-old first of the season with Donetsk since his loan move from Dynamo Kyiv.

The former Crystal Palace youngster was making his eight appearances amassed 183 minutes.

Donetsk remains sixth on 13 points as they failed to win at home.

Watch the former Crystal Palace player first League goal of the season below!