Bamboutos of Mbouda’s resurgence season season reached a perfect crescendo this Sunday at the Bepanda Omnisport Stadium as they defeated Avion of Academy by 2-0 to reach their second ever cup of Cameroon final.
Junior Kemajou goal from the penalty spot and late goal from Alexandre Nsangue Nsia coach Ndoumbe Bosso had envisaged leading Bamboutos FC to their first Cameroon Cup Final since 2016. Yet it reflected the performance of the side on a day result was more important than performance.
Avion Emery Ginola Tchoyi forced the first save of the game off goalkeeper Lionel Kibyen in the 14th minute
Joseph Alexandre Nde booked in the 26th minute for the first card of the game following a foul on Koupit Mani Rodrique, but the resulting set-piece was wasted.
Referee Dimoya Florent made the first big call of the game in the 30th minute when forward Guy Baronet Tchoyi was brought down in the Bamboutos box by Joseph Alexandre Nde. The referee pointed to the penalty spot and the resulting penalty was converted by Junior Kemajou.
The one-nil advantage for Bamboutos didn’t have a tool on Avion’s attacking intent as they almost equalized two minutes later if not for a brilliant Kibyen touch on a cross.
Though the Mangwa Boys had the best chances in the rest of the half Avion could have leveled if not for wasteful finishing.
There was a penalty call for Avion on the struck of half-time but the referee adjudged the ball not to have hit the hand of Rostand Moukap.
At the break, the Mangwa boys were leading by 1-0.
Upon resumption for the second segment, Bamboutos had the first chance with a good cross into the box but Stephane Nfama.
Bamboutos FC could have made it 2-0 in lthe 57th minute but Ako Harry’s shot on target was weak and gathered by Steve Fils Ngoh.
Avion dominated in the next ten minutes but against the run Bamboutos break from the counter and Steve Fils Ngoh came off his goal area to play the ball with his hand at the expense of a red card.
The red card for Avion Academy gave Bamboutos the edge to dominate and in the 85th minute substitute Alexandre Nsangue Nsia scored the second to cause total frenzy at the Stadium.
The game stayed on the 2-0 score till the end, thus taking Bamboutos FC a step closer to winning their winning their first title since creation in 1966.
Captain Harry Ako and mates will face winners of the other semi final- Cotonsport in the final on a date to be decided by the presidency of the Republic.
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