By Angu Lesley
Football Writer kick442.com-Cameroon
There was more to the one-nil victory picked up by Standard Liege in Thursday’s Belgian cup quarter-final victory against Club Brugge at the Stade Maurice Dufrasne.
A 48th minute strike from 21-year old Congolese forward Jackson Muleka settled the contest in favour of Senegalese coach M’Baye Leye.
Brugge finished the game with ten because Ivorian midfielder Odilon Kossounou was sent off in the 81st minute.
Besides sealing the semi-final spot coach M’Baye Leye should be a satisfied trainer as not only did his side keep a clean sheet en route to the win, utility defender Fai Collins who has missed a chunk of matches in 2021 returned to the pitch for competitive football in the 71st minute.
The 24-capped Cameroonian once of the Njalla Quan Sports Academy of Limbe and Union Sportive of Douala missed eleven games due to the injury.
Fai has made 15 starts for Standard this term fitting in in different roles.
The return of the full-back with four assist this term adds multiple options to coach M’Baye Leye just like Muleka scoring his fifth goal in 22 appearances for the Club he joined in January 2021 from TP Mazembe.
Standard Liege confront Royal Mouscron of Cameroon’s Serge Tabekou, Junior Emile Onana and Fabrice Olinga over the weekend in match-day 30 of the Belgian Jupila Pro Championship while waiting for their cup semi-final game against KAS Eupen.
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