On this day 7 February 1970 (Exactly 49 years ago) Ghana’s Black Stars began their African Cup of Nations campaign with 2-0 victory over Congo-Kinshasha (now Congo DR) at the Municipal Stadium in Wad Madani, Sudan.
Goals Scored : [Kwasi Owusu 29′ 32′]
Ghana Line-up : Robert Mensah, Edward Boye, Alex Mingle, John Eshun, Oliver Acquah, Joe Ghartey, Ibrahim Sunday, Robert Foley, Cecil Jones Attuquayefio, Kwasi Owusu, Malik Jabir.
Coach :Ben Koufie
Congo-Kinshasa Line-up : Robert Kazadi, Likimba, Raymond Bwanga, Pierre Katumba, Albert Mukombo,Joseph Kibonge ‘Gento’, Raoul Kidumu, Ernest Mokili ‘Saïo’, André Kalonzo,
Jean Kembo, Emmanuel Kakoko.
Coach: André Mori (France)
Referee: Ibrahim Obeid (Sudan).
On this day 7 February 2008(Exactly 11 years ago) The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon scored a 71th minute goal through Alian N’kong to end Ghana’s quest for gold in the 26th African Cup of Nations. Cameroon won the semi final clash at the Ohene Djan Stadium in Accra 1-0.
Goal Scorer :(Alain Nkong 71)
Ref: Abderrahim El Arjoune (Morocco).
Ghana Line-up : 22-Richard Kingson; 2-Hans Sarpei, 4-John Paintsil, 18-Eric Addo, 6-Anthony Annan, 23-Haminu Dramani, 12-Andre Ayew (15-Ahmed
Barusso 86), 8-Michael Essien, 9-Junior Agogo, 11-Sulley Muntari, 20-Quincy Owusu-Abeyie (13-Baffour Gyan 61).
Cameroon Line-up : 1-Idriss Carlos Kameni; 8-Geremi Njitap, 4-Rigobert Song, 5-Timothee Atouba, 23-Andre Bikey, 10-Achille Emana (2-Augustin
Binya 77), 15-Alexandre Song, 19-Stephane Mbia, 21-Joseph Desire Job (12-Alain Nkong 62), 9-Samuel Eto’o, 17-Mohamadou Idrissou (14-Joel Epalle 46).
Booked: CMR – Song.
Sent off: CMR – Bikey 90.
On this day 7 February 1999 (Exactly 20 years ago) The then defending Ghana Football League Champions, Accra Hearts of Oak thrashed Afienya United 4-1 in their first week ABC Premier League match played at the El Wak Sports Stadium
Hearts :Joe Fameye 13, 60 Charles Allotey 15, Ishmeal Addo 77
Afienya :Yaw Anane 50
NB: Asante Kotoko could not travel to Cape Coast for their first match of the season against Dwarfs due to lack of funds.
On this day 7 February 1992(Exactly 27 years ago) Mike Tyson testified in his rape trial
On this day 7 February 1989 (Exactly 30 years ago) Retired Swedish tennis great Bjorn Borg was treated at a hospital and released after taking an overdose of barbiturates in what police said was an apparent suicide attempt. Friends of Borg denied he tried to kill himself.
By George ‘Alan Green’ Mahamah