TODAY IN HISTORY

June 14, 2019

 

On this day, 14 June 2015 (Exactly four years ago), Ghana got their 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign off to a perfect start with a 7-1 demolition of Mauritius at the Accra Sports Stadium.

Goals Scored

Ghana
Christian Atsu (11)
Jordan Ayew (17,38)
Asamoah Gyan (23,30)
Jeffery Schlupp (66)
David Accam (90)

Mauritius
Jean – Pierre Andy Sophie (32)

On this day 14 June 1997 (Exactly 22 years ago) Korea Republic beat Ghana 3-0 at the Public Stadium in Suwon in a Korean President’s Cup tournament.

Goals Scored
Seo Jung – Won(5)
Choi Moon-Shik (59)
Choi Yong – Soo (64)

On this day 14 June 1998 (Exactly 21 years ago) Robert Prosinecki became the only player to score for two countries in the history of the FIFA World Cup after scoring for Croatia in their 3- 1win over Jamaica. He had previously scored for Yugoslavia in their 4-1 victory over the United Arab Emirates in 1990.

On this day 14 June 1980 (Exactly 39 years ago) Germany’s Klaus Allofs became the second player to score a hat-trick in the history of the UEFA European Championship in a 3-2 win over the Netherlands in Napoli.

West Germany 3-2 Netherlands

Goals Scored

Germany
Klaus Allofs (20,60,66)

Netherlands
Johnny Rep(80 penalty)
W. van de Kerkhorf(85)

On this day 14 June 2012 (Exactly 7 years ago) The vice president of the Ghana Football Association, Jordan Anagblah died in Accra after a short illness at 55.

On this day 14 June 2018 (Exactly a year ago) Hosts Russia could not have wished for a better start to their own FIFA World Cup tournament following their resounding 5-0 victory over Saudi Arabia.

Iury Gazinsky scored the first goal of Russia 2018 with a firmly-placed header, before substitute Denis Cheryshev – who replaced the injured Alan Dzagoev – scored the second before the break. Artem Dzyuba’s goal came mere moments after being introduced before Cheryshev’s stunner and Aleksandr Golovin’s free kick sealed the victory

Budweiser Man of the Match
The quality of Denis Cheryshev’s double, particularly the timeliness of his first goal just before half-time, earned the hosts’ early substitute Budweiser Man of the Match honours.

The stat
2 – Only two players have scored as a substitute in the Opening Match of the World Cup, and both did so during this match. Denis Cheryshev scored twice, sandwiching Artem Dzyuba’s goal with his first touch, less than a minute after coming on

On this day 14 June 2005 (Exactly 14 years ago) Jamaica’s Asafa Powell set a new 100 meters world record after clocking a time of 9.77 seconds at the Olympic Stadium in Athens.

On a warm summer’s night on one of the fastest tracks in the world, the then 22-year-old beat Tim Montgomery’s previous record of 9.78 set in Paris in September 2002 to become the fastest man ever over the distance

On this day 14 June 1975(Exactly 44 years ago) 18-times Grand Slam singles title champion, Chris Evert beat Martina Navratilova 2-6, 6-2, 6-1 for her 2nd of 7 French singles titles.

 

STORY: GEORGE MAHAMAH


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