• Short Summary

    The Nigerian team, Shooting Stars, has won this year's African Cup soccer title, despite a one-nil loss to Tonnerre of Cameroun on Sunday (12 December)
    SYNOPSIS: It was the second time the two teams had met in the past month.

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    The Nigerian team, Shooting Stars, has won this year's African Cup soccer title, despite a one-nil loss to Tonnerre of Cameroun on Sunday (12 December)
    SYNOPSIS: It was the second time the two teams had met in the past month. Earlier the Shooting Stars had beaten Cameroun by four goals to one in the first leg of the final.

    Sunday's match was played in Yaounde, the capital of Cameroun, and its President Ahmadou Ahidjo was among the official guests. A crowd of 70,000 gave the teams a warm welcome at the Ahmadou Ahidjo stadium.

    The Nigerians, playing from right to left, kicked off to start the match. Play was intense right from the first whistle. After only tow minutes Milla of the Camerouns came close to scoring.

    But Nigeria was soon on the attack and narrowly missed scoring in this manoeuvre.

    Play continued to be evenly matched until the final stages of the first half. Then the Shooting Stars were unlucky not to score. Tonnerre also had an indirect free kick awarded, but the kick went wide.

    The Cameroun team kicked off for the start of play in the second half and immediately went on the attack, hoping to keep the cup which they won last year.

    The largely Cameroun's crowd watched as its team scored this, goal, which was subsequently disallowed leaving the score at nil-all.

    The home team was finally rewarded when it scored from a penalty. Milla put the goal into the right corner of the net in the 76th minute of play.

    But one goal wasn't enough to give the Cameroun team the cup this year. It was presented to the Nigerian by President Ahidjo.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB8QL5APL1UWO6KPJR8RUA8QQJ
    Media URN:
    VLVAB8QL5APL1UWO6KPJR8RUA8QQJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/12/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:21:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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