Berekum Chelsea hold Zamalek to 1-1 draw in Cairo

first_imgBerekum Chelsea held Zamalek to a pulsating 1-1 draw in their Champions League penultimate Group B match on Saturday, leaving their semi-final chances in a balance.The home side went ahead after just 13 minutes through Mohamed Ibrahim but defender Awudu Nafiu restored parity 11 minutes later at the Cairo Military Academy Stadium.Chelsea needed victory from this encounter to brighten their chance of qualification to the semi-finals but had to overcome a resilient Zamalek side at the Cairo Military Academy Stadium.Al Ahly must now beat TP Mazembe in Lumbubasi on Sunday to keep the 2011 Ghanaian champions in contention for a last four berth.In the presence of home fans, Zamalek claimed their first point of the Champions League group stage with a 1-1 draw against Berekum Chelsea in Cairo./p>Both goals came in the first 25 minutes as Chelsea’s Awudu Nafui cancelled out Mohamed Ibrahim’s first-ever continental goal for Zamalek. Zamalek are now certain to finish bottom of Group B with one point from five games, whereas Chelsea maintain their slender hope of qualifying with six.With Zamalek already eliminated, football on the pitch paled into insignificance as the return of fans to the stands was the mere highlight of the game.Back for the first time in seven months, Zamalek’s Ultras White Knights were active from the first minute of the match at the Military Academy.However, the ardent Zamalek fans were hardly cheering their players following a campaign to forget in Africa this season.The some 3000 supporters present in the stands poured their rage on the Whites’ board, chanting against Mamdouh Abbas’ board for long spells.last_img read more


first_imgThe Iowa Environmental Protection Commission has voted to have the Attorney General handle the case against a Sioux City businessman who allegedly has violated state solid waste regulations.That means Aaron Rochester and his business known as “Recycletronics” could be prosecuted for dumping cathode ray tubes and other electronic waste.The E-P-C also says Rochester has not met repayment obligations of a loan from the Department of Natural Resources, and owes over $75-thousand dollars plus interest.The state revoked Rochester’s cathode ray permit in March.A statement from the E-P-C says their decision Tuesday does not determine potential guilt or innocence and does not automatically mean a greater fine or penalty.The Attorney General’s office will negotiate with Rochester on appropriate terms.Photo courtesy KMEG TVlast_img read more