By AFESEH APONG
Sports writer, Cameroon
AS Dibamba of Douala has defeated Olympique FC of Biwong Bane 2#0, in the opening game of the 2019 national interpools, played this Saturday, at the Bertoua municipal Stadium.
Goals from Etienne Fred Ngiladjoe and Nanfack Paulidord, were enough for the Littoral representatives, to pickup the first three points of the competition.
The game started on a slow pace, but AS Dibamba soon gained control of proceedings, making their intentions clear.
At the 18th minutes, Kevine Panny Minko had the opportunity to put Olympique FC of Biwong Bane in front, but his efforts were stopped by Goalkeeper Ngooh Mbenoun Steve of AS Dibamba. AS Dibamba responded almost immediately, with a quick counter attack, but Nanfack Paulidord’s shot went narrowly off target.
AS Dibamba had two consecutive free kicks in Olympiques half, but could make good use of it. Kevine Panny Minko became the first player to get into the referee’s books, for a nasty challenge on one of the attackers of AS Dibamba, 29 minutes into the game.
41 minutes on, Etienne Fred Ngiladjoe of AS Dibamba burst up front in a fast move, but was expertly stopped by Goalkeeper Lazare Emmanuel Fouda of Olympique Biwong. The two sides were guilty of wayward shooting, as the first half ended zero all.
It took AS Dibamba just 19seconds into the second half to raise the curtains, when Etienne Fred Ngiladjoe outsmarted his makers and hit a powerful shot pass Goalkeeper Lazare Emmanuel Fouda, to put AS Dibamba one goal up.
AS Dibamba will then dominate proceedings, and got their second goal at the 62nd minutes, through Julien Lamour Ndjoume. Coach Olivier Jean Francois of AS Dibamba conducted his first substitution at the 78 minutes, when first goal scorer, Etienne Fred Ngiladjoe was taken off, with Essama Essama Mathurin replacing him.
Ulrich Boris Mengoo of AS Dibamba picked up a late booking at the 87th minute,with a poor challenge on Kevine Panny Minko.
AS Dibamba held tight on the score, and takes a giant step in their quest for a league two ticket.
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