7 things we saw last week: Oshoala stars in Cameroon, Murray reigns

Asisat Oshoala

Oshoala replicates Nkwocha at AWCON

Asisat Oshoala on Sunday in Limbe, Cameroon became the second player in the Africa Women’s Cup of Nations tournament after former Falcons’ striker, Perpetua Nkwocha, to score four goals in a single match.

The 22-year-old, who plays her trade in England with Arsenal Ladies, scored in the 40th, 63rd, 69th and 76th minutes.

At the post-match conference, Oshoala said, “I did not come with a target in mind to win the Most Valuable Player or the top scorer, rather to make my country (Nigeria) proud.”

Nigeria eventually won the game 6-o against Mali.

Juventus teenager makes Serie A history

Moise Kean played the last six minutes of Juventus’ Seria A match against Pescara to become the first player born in 2000 to play in the Italian top flight. The Cote d’Ivoire native was born on February 20, 2000.

RB Leipzig create history in the Bundesliga

Newly promoted RB Leipzig are top of the Bundesliga after 11 rounds, following a seven-match winning run. The Red Bull-sponsored team [more hated than Bayern Munich] beat Bayern Leverkusen 3-2 away to confirm their ascension to the summit. With the Friday win; RB Leipzig created a new record of going 11 matches unbeaten at the start of a season for a newly promoted side.

Ward outpoints Kovalev to win 3 titles

Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev were both unbeaten before their bout on Saturday but only Andre Ward left the ring with his unbeaten record intact. In beating Kovalev unanimously [112-111 on all three judges’ scorecard], Ward won three light heavyweight titles at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night.

Murray confirms status as No.1

Andy Murray confirmed his new status as the best male tennis player in the world by beating former No. 1, Novak Djokovic, 6-3, 6-4 in the final of the ATP Tour finals that took place in London.Andy Murray in action against Ivan Dodig

The Briton, on the way to ensuring he ended 2016 as No. 1, had a 24-mach consecutive winning run. In London, he had to beat the Nos.5, 4, 3 and 2 on the way to his first ATP Finals title.

Ronaldo scores 39th career hat trick

Cristiano Ronaldo ensured that Atletico Madrid players would always remember him by scoring thrice against them on Saturday. Ronaldo’s goals would be the last in the Madrid derby at the Vicente Calderon as Diego Simeone and his team will relocate to a newly built stadium for the 2017/18 season.

And finally…

Toure gives Pep a gift

Various shenanigans have been ongoing between Yaya Toure, his agent, Dimitri Seluk, and his Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola.

Yaya Touré (Photo: guardian.co.uk)
Yaya Touré (Photo: guardian.co.uk)

But the four-time Africa player of the year showed his club manager that he can still serve and deliver. Playing his first game of the season against Crystal Palace, Toure scored the two goals that ensured Guardiola could smile at the end.

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