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Yannick Ottley struck
a battling half century
against the Windward
Islands Volcanoes in the
regional four-day com-
"It is not the country
that is not supporting
me, by and large, it is
the desire of some of
the board of directors."
Dave Cameron as he
seeks another term at
the head of the WICB.
(Ext: 2213, 2711, 2212,
National junior players Kobie Khan
and Christian Edghill both won titles on
the closing day of the T&T Squash
Association Junior Graded tournament
at the Cascadia Squash Courts, St
Ann's, on Saturday. Khan outlasted
Nicholas Shaw in the green (B)
category final 11-7, 11-8, 11-6, while
Edghill also prevailed in straight sets
over Darnell Gittens in the blue (A)
Khan and Edghill represented T&T in
the Under-15 and U-19 categories
respectively last year.
Sebastian Krogh and Seth Thong
won the yellow (C) and red (D)
Krogh defeated Michael Chin Lee 11-
6, 11-7, 9-11, 11-5 and Thong got past
Chloe Walcott 11-3, 11-5, 11-4.
Khan, Edghill claim titles in junior squash
Ivory Coast's Yaya Toure, left, receives the trophy from Equatorial
Guinea President Teodoro Obiang Nguema after winning the African
Cup of Nations final soccer match against Ghana in Bata, Equatorial
Guinea, yesterday. AP PHOTO
Ivory Coast soccer players celebrate with the trophy after winning their African Cup of
Nations final soccer match against Ghana in Bata, Equatorial Guinea, yesterday.
BATA---Ivory Coast goalkeeper
Boubacar Barry saved the day, and
then he scored the winner.
The 35-year-old veteran blocked
a penalty attempt from opposing
goalkeeper Razak Braimah and then
stepped up to convert his own to
give the Ivory Coast a 9-8 shootout
win over Ghana yesterday in the
African Cup of Nations final.
The match at Bata Stadium had
finished 0-0 after 120 minutes.
The Ivorians, who have lost two
shootouts in finals in the last decade,
failed to convert their first two penal-
ties, but a string of must-score shots
hit the target, including goals from
Yaya and Kolo Toure and Salomon
The Ivory Coast, which won its
only other title in 1992, played this
time without Chelsea striker Didier
Drogba, who has retired from inter-
But the team still had Manchester
City teammates Wilfried Bony and
Yaya Toure, a four-time African play-
er of the year.
Bony took the Ivory Coast s first
attempt in the shootout, but he hit
the crossbar. Tallo Gadji also missed.
Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan,
who started the final after sitting
out the last match with an injury,
was taken off just before the
Gyan missed a penalty in the 2010
World Cup quarterfinals and then
again in the 2012 African Cup semi-
Barry made a surprising start in
goal for the Ivorians in Sunday s
final. He was the goalkeeper between
the posts in 2012 when the team lost
to Zambia in a shootout in the final,
but he started this time in place of
the injured Sylvain Gbohouo.
Barry also saved a shootout
attempt from Ghana midfielder
Afriyie Acquah. Substitute Frank
Acheampong missed his attempt.
After Barry s goal, Ivory Coast
coach Herve Renard spent several
minutes trying to console Ghana for-
ward Andre Ayew.
Renard previously worked with
Ghana s national team and knows
many of the players.
In 2012, Renard coached Zambia
to the title, beating Ghana in the
semifinals and Ivory Coast in the
Four-time champion Ghana, which
has not won the continental title
since 1982, is coached by Avram
The Israeli led Chelsea to the 2008
Champions League final, but lost on
Ghana twice hit the post in the
first half of regular play, but only
Christian Atsu s shot from outside
the area in the 25th minute had a
real chance at going in.
Ayew s attempt 10 minutes later
came from a tight angle on the side
and smacked the outside of the post.
Equatorial Guinea President
Teodoro Obiang Nguema, Africa s
longest serving strongman, greeted
the players from both sides at the
start of the match.
FIFA President Sepp Blatter was
by his side.
The match was played at Bata Sta-
dium, the country s biggest soccer
venue in its biggest city.
Despite the host team losing in
the semifinals, Sunday s match drew
a strong crowd with more than half
of it filled.
Outside, there was plenty of secu-
rity on hand with machine gun-tot-
ing soldiers patrolling the area.
Although there were no major
crowd problems on Sunday, Thurs-
day s semifinal between Ghana and
Equatorial Guinea descended into
chaos when the host team s fans
started hurling objects onto the field
and at the opposing players and fans.
Ghana ended up winning 3-0, but
the match was delayed for about 40
minutes because of the incidents.
...gives Ivory Coast African Cup
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