Canon Sportive of yaounde has beaten Leopard Sportive of Douala 1#0, in an advanced day four encounter of the top Playoffs in the league two Championship.
Canon dominated the first 45 minutes of the game, but could not find a way pass Donatien Tchami and his teammates.
In the second half, the two sides looked more organized, with Leopard looking more of threat, though Romuald Ndzana and Junior Ngede Ngede prevented all incursions from the Bana Ba Njoh.
At the 68 minutes of the game, Yannick Tagne Wambo broke loose in Leopard’s defense, and skip pass Donatien Tchami and his other defense partners, before tipping the ball pass goalkeeper Narcisse Junior Nlend.
Coach Maurice Mpondo of Leopard reacted by bringing in Arsene Yves Mpindi and Eitel Moudourou, in the place of Stephane Junior Mbonjo and Ivan Don_King Priso, but the Kpa_Kum were very tactful in managing the rest of the game. Delay tactics were part of Canon’s game plan, as Romuald Ndzana, James Bienvenu Djaoyang, Fabrice Balogog and others went down several.
Canon sealed through with a 1#0 win, and are now join leaders alongside Panthere, on seven points, with the later getting into action this Sunday, for their own day four game. With the win and just one playing day left in the playoffs, Canon is now on a good footing, in the quest to get back to the top tier since 2017.
For Leopard, it is now their second consecutive defeat of the playoffs, after they were beaten 5#1 last week by FAP of Yaounde.
Leopard has now lost three league matches this season and suffered 3 defeats in a row including the lost in their cup assignment midweek.
The team will have to fight for the league one ticket on the last playing day, against Pathere Sportive of Nde.