The Super Eagles of Nigeria ended up on the losing side in an international friendly against fierce rivals, Cameroon on Friday.
The match, played in Vienna, Austria, was decided by a lone goal.
Fulham midfielder Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa scored the winner as Cameroon beat Nigeria for the first time in 21 years.
Anguissa had earlier bravely blocked a goalbound shot from Moses Simon. Thereafter, the Fulham star fired home a fantastic low shot from outside the box; after capitalising on a poor clearance from William Troost-Ekong nine minutes before half-time.
The effort was the f25 year-old’s first international goal for Cameroon. Despite rallying to pull level, the Super Eagles were unable to breach Cameroon’s rearguard.
Consequently, the goal was enough to claim a morale-boosting win for Cameroon; who held firm despite prolonged pressure from the Super Eagles in the second half.
The two sides will meet again in another friendly on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, a tennis player suspected of match-fixing last year has been arrested during thethe Paris prosecutor’s office said Friday.
According to French newspaper Le Parisien, which first reported the story; the player is 765th-ranked Yana Sizikova of Russia.
The Reuters news agency also reported Sizikova was arrested, citing the French tennis federation and a police source.
The prosecutor’s office confirmed to The Associated Press that a “women’s international player” was in custody, but it did not identify her.
The player was arrested Thursday night on charges of “sports bribery and organized fraud for acts likely to have been committed in September 2020,” the prosecutor’s office said.
An investigation was opened last October by a French police unit specializing in betting fraud and match-fixing.
It has previously worked with Belgian authorities investigating suspect matches at the lower levels of professional tennis.