By AFESEH APONG
Sports Writer kick442.com, Cameroon.
Canon Sportive of yaounde and Bamboutos FC of Mbouda have played a Zero all tie, in a delayed day 21 game of the Cameroon league 1 Championship. The game took place at the Ngoa Ekelle Stadium in Yaounde, this Wednesday February 12, 2020.
Both Canon and Bamboutos were coming from 2#0 wins over PWD and Union on match day 20 action. Canon dominated the first five minutes of the game, with Steeves Pagnol Tchouassi and Rostand Moukap making fine interceptions to cut off Canon’s offensives.
Nine minutes into the game, Yannick Tagne Wambo’s teasing shot from out of the box, went narrowly wide of Goalkeeper Patrick Lionel Kibyen’s goal post.
With Canon enjoying much of the offensives, a steady Bamboutos defense marshalled by the no nonsense Ngombe Etame François, stood tall, as the former Eding sport man made a last ditch interception to prevent Julien Patrice Belemb’s goal bound shot. Balemb came knocking shortly afterward, but Patrick Lionel Kibyen pulled a stunning save to keep it out of bay.
Bamboutos’ first glaring opportunity came at the 19th minute through Serge Rodrigue Koupit Mani who attempted to loop Goalkeeper Eric Valentine Lebogo, but his ball couldn’t find the back of the net.
Goalkeeper Eric Valentine Lebogo made some fine saves late in the first half, to stop Arouna Dang and Co, as both sides returned to the dressing room right at no goal on either side.
CANON 0#0 Bamboutos
With a slow start to the second segment, coach Ngougni Bertrand of Canon sacrificed Yannick Tagne Wambo for his side’s top scorer, Alphonse Kevin Assiga at the 53rd minute, before his opposite number, Laurent Djam of Bamboutos did same, as he took off former New stars man, Alain Roland Nandjou, and brought on Chevalier Pierre Victor.
Bamboutos was caught wanting in front of goal on several occasions, with several inaccurate passes. Even the coming in of Frederick Bangwen and Aime Gerard Mangolo in the place of Arouna Dang and Alain Nguimgo, could not help situations for the Mangwa Boys.
Canon’s Alexis Arnaud Mbetounou took the first yellow card of the game at the 86th minute, following a hard tackle on Ako Harry around the Midfield area.
The two sides separated on draw, just like in the away tie where the played a one all tie.
CANON 0#0 BAMBOUTOS
It was a crowd pulling nocturnal match, that brought back memories of legendary encounters in Cameroon, with a huge turnout at the Ngoa Ekelle Stadium.
The result means Bamboutos stays fourth on the league’s standings with 33 points, while Canon is now on the 12 spot, with 26 points.
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