TODAY IN HISTORY

May 11, 2019

 

On this day 11 May 1986 (Exactly 33 years ago) Asante Kotoko beat Accra Hearts of Oak 1 – 0 in Accra. Saara Mensah’s 30th minute strike was enough for the the Fabulous boys to triumph over their bitterest rivals in match day two of the 1986 league.

On this day 11 May 2017 (Exactly 2 years ago) Ghanaian Supreme Court Judge Justice Anin Yeboah was elected chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee.

Justice Anin was confirmed at a FIFA Congress in Bahrain after polling 98 percent of the votes.

In May 2016, he was elected member of the adjudicatory chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee.

Justine Anin Yeboah has served on various judicial bodies in the Ghana Football Association including the Disciplinary Committee, Appeals Committee.

He also served on the Appeals Committee of the Confederation of African Football.

On this day 11 May 1927 (Exactly 92 years ago) England beat Belgium 9-1 in a friendly match played at the Stade a Molenbeek -Saint-Jean in Brussels.

Goal Scorers

Belgium
Florimond Van Home (80)

England
George Brown (11,34)
Joe Hulme (17)
Arthur Rigby (29,53)
Dixie Dean (36,47,70)

On this day 11 May 2013 (Exactly 6 years ago) Wigan Athletic claimed the first major trophy in their 81-year history when Ben Watson’s last-minute goal won the FA Cup final against Manchester City at Wembley.

Roberto Martinez’s side produced a performance full of attacking intent and verve to fully deserve this historic win against firm pre-match favourites City, who had Pablo Zabaleta sent off six minutes from time.

Substitute Watson, who has missed much of the season after breaking his leg in November, sent Wigan’s fans into ecstasy with a near-post header from Shaun Maloney’s corner at the very moment the board went up to signal three minutes of stoppage time

On this day 11 May 1966 (Exactly 53 years ago) Real Madrid defeated at FK Partizan (commonly known as Partizan Belgrade) 2 -1at the Heysel Stadium, Brussels for European Champions’ Club Cup (now Champions League)

Goal Scorers

Real Madrid
Amancio Amaro (70)
Francisco Serena (76)

FK Partizan
Velibor Vasovic (55)

On this day 11 May 1983 (Exactly 36 years ago) Aberdeen of Scotland won the 23rd European Cup Winner’s Cup after beating Real Madrid 2 – 1 after extra – time at the Nya Ullevi Stadium in Gotthenburg, Sweden.

Goal Scorers

Aberdeen
Eric Black (7)
John Hewitt (117)

Madrid
Juaniti Gomez Gonzalez (14 penalty)

NB: sir Alex Ferguson was manager of Aberdeen

On this day 11 May 1996 (Exactly 23 years ago) Winner of the 1950 FIFA World Cup golden Boot and first to score a competitive goal at the Maracana Stadium, Ademir Marques Menezes died at 74.

On this day 11 May 1900 (Exactly 119 years ago) Former boxing heavyweight champion of the world James Jackson Jefferies KOs James J. Corbett at the Seaside A. C, Conney Islands, New York, United States. Retained World Heavyweight title

On this day 11 May 2006 (Exactly 13 years ago) Floyd Patterson, American boxer (world heavyweight champion 1956-59, 1960-62, Olympic gold 1952), died of prostate cancer at 71.

At the age of 21, Patterson became the youngest boxer in history to win the title, and was also the first heavyweight to regain the title after losing it. As an amateur, he won a gold medal in the middleweight division at the 1952 Summer Olympics.

 

SOURCE: GEORGE MAHAMAH


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