By Angu Lesley
Football Writer kick442.com-Cameroon
Legendary Cameroon outfit Cotonsport of Garoua have included 16-year Under-17 Lions of Cameroon center-half Eric Moursou in their CAF Confederation cup squad to face Algerian side JS Kabylie in their fifth group stage game of the 2020-2021 this Wednesday.
Coach Souleymanou Aboubakar named an 18-man squad for this Wednesday’s encounter after the Club’s regular training session on Tuesday in Garoua and Eric Moursou was included for the third time this season.
Born on 31st December, 2004 and an Academician of Cotonsport’s feeder team for the past ten years, Eric Moursou has seen his time around the first team increase this season as he regularly practice with the rest of the squad.
It is the fourth time Moursou gets into the first squad for all competitions this season.
He fills the void left by some key absentees in the Cotonites squad ahead of the crunch encounter.
Moursou joins Richard Ebongue, Herve Ngomo, Goni Ali as options for the April 21st clash at the Roumde Adja Stadium in Garoua and is the youngest member of the Cotonsport squad for the game.
The Under-17 Lions defender made his debut for Cotonsport in their one-nil win away at AS Sonidep in Niamey on February 14 thie year.
Goni Ali who has started the last two games as a defensive partner to Banga is likely to lead the center of the defense alongside another Cameroon international Herve Ngomo or the Under-17 Lions of Cameroon defender Eric Moursou or the gaffer deploys Richard Ebongue as a makeshift center-half.
This Wednesday’s game in Garoua is more or less a final. Cotonsport go into the fixture in a fine run of form of five wins and one defeat in the past six games while JS Kabylie have only won one, lost two and played a draw in that series.
JS Kabylie lost one-nil away to ES Setif in their last competitive fixture in the Algerian Premier League and are winless in three CAF Confederation cup group stage games this season.
Cotonsport suffered a one-nil defeat in the reverse fixture also without Banga, a result the Club is keen on overturning to reach the last eight of Africa’s interclub secondary competition.
The 15 times Cameroon champions are playing their best football in Continental competition in close to a decade and look poised to have a great run in the competition.
Cotonsport have won all but one of their five home fixtures in the competition. A win for Felix Oukine and co on Wednesday will secure top spot in group B with a game to spare.
The 2pm kick off at the legendary Roumde Adja Stadium in Garoua will also mark the return of coach Denis to the place he served for three successful years and wracked a number of silverwares for a great Cotonsport side.
Cotonsport are three points atop the group and seconded by JS Kabylie who must win to stay in the chase for the top spot.
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