By Muambo Edward 

Football Writer, Cameroon

Leopard Sportive of Douala only managed a 1-1 home draw against Fauve Azur of Yaoundé in match-day four of the Cameroon second tier.

Leopard went into the break a goal down after conceding an early goal at fifth minute.

Standout player for both sides Gabriel Laurent Adong played through Gilbert Obam who beat goalkeeper Gilles Emmanuel Mba Tamboh to make it 0-1 for coach Joseph Monthe’s men.

In the second half, Leopard came out looking for the equalizer. They had more possession but the early chances were created by Fauvre Azur.

Right-back Olivier Dicka and Ariel Ntombe Ngome played a neat one two but Leopard’s goalkeeper Gilles Emmanuel Mba was vigilant to quickly gather the ball off his line.

Fauve Azur came knocking again when second half substitute Jean Juares Haman Haman threaded a fine ball in the box to Gabriel Laurent Adong but his shot was bravely blocked by Serge Tchandjou for Leopard.

Leopard finally found their equalizer when a long clearance from goalkeeper Gilles Emmanuel Mba was deflected with the chest by their big centre-forward Alain Massongte into the path of the enterprising Bamabou Zacha who had the time to pick Thiery Tamajong. Tamajong still had a lot to do before unleashing a fine left foot effort which left goalkeeper Israel Kologni Kologni of Fauve Azur with no chance.

Coach Emmanuel Likomba’s Leopard took their feet off the accelerator as the momentum switched to the Fauve camp.

They almost took the lead when a corner kick from Gabriel Laurent Adong was headed to the cross bar by Jean Jaures Haman Haman to the relief of goalkeeper Mba and his team.

They kept asking the questions, a poor clearance from centre-back Dimitri Njalla of Leopard was intercepted by Ariel Ntombe Ngome, he played the ball to Gabriel Laurent Adong who’s through pass found an unmarked Hamadou Abdou in the box but Gilles Emmanuel Mba was the obstacle between his shot and the back of the Leopard net.

Leopard had a chance of their own to claim all the three points when Franck Didier Fotso’s cross into the box was headed agonizingly over the bar by Thiery Tamajong.

Coach Emmanuel Monthe and his team Fauve Azur were left very bitter at the end of the game after what they thought was a late winner was rightfully ruled out for offside by the match officials.


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