Stunning Scenes as African Goalkeeper Concedes Penalty After Just Four Seconds

Stunning Scenes as African Goalkeeper Concedes Penalty After Just Four Seconds

  • Madagascar's Melvin Adrien had a performance to forget after he gave away a penalty just moments after kick-off of his side's meeting with Tanzania
  • Tanzania went on to win the clash by a 3-2 scoreline, with goals from Njiva Rakotoharimalala and Thomas Fontaine ending as a mere consolation
  • The win fired Taifa Stars to top of Group J with four points, on level with Benin who have won and drawn on each occasion in two of their opening fixtures

Madagascar goalkeeper Melvin Adrien may have set the record for the fastest penalty conceded in the history of football.

Melvin Adrien warms up ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) Round of 16 football match between Madagascar and DR Congo at the Alexandria Stadium in the Egyptian city on July 7, 2019. Photo by JAVIER SORIANO.
Madagascar keeper conceded thrice as Tanzania stunned the island nation 3-2 at Mkapa Stadium. Photo by JAVIER SORIANO.
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Adrien had a chaotic start to his side's World Cup qualifier against Tanzania on Tuesday, September 7, as he gave away a penalty just four seconds into the match.

Tanzania was awarded the spot-kick after the shot-stopper collided against Simon Msuva who was well on course to scoring.

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The hosts had just launched a terrific attack up the field, with a Madagascar defender failing to clear the ball.

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The misjudgement left Adrien with no choice but to come rushing as Msuva ran through before kicking the ball past him.

Adrien went on to collide with his opponent, knocking him down in the process to concede a penalty.

Taifa Stars' Erasto Edward Nyoni stepped up to slot home the penalty to put his side ahead.

Novatus Dismas Miroshi doubled the advantage before the half-hour mark, before Njiva Rakotoharimalala and Thomas Fontaine scored before the break to ensure the half ends all square.

However, Feisal Salum restored Tanzania's lead in the 52nd minute to inspire his side to a crucial win.

The victory fired Taifa Stars to top of Group J with four points, on level with Benin.

Super Eagles stars celebrate Ahmed Musa after reaching 100 caps for Nigeria

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Ahmed Musa joined the elite list of Nigerian players to have made a century of appearances for the national team.

The forward is the third Super Eagles player to reach 100 caps for Nigeria's senior national team after Joseph Yobo and Vincent Enyeama.

He starred in the Super Eagles' 2-1 triumph over Cape Verde and his teammates wasted no time as they celebrated their captain after the much-needed win away from home.

Source: Legit.ng

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