By Angu Lesley
Football writer, kick442.com-Cameroon
Experienced Cameroon and AS Futuro of Mfou forward Jacques Zoua Daogari has scored his first goal for the locally based national selection of Cameroon.
The 29-year-old came off the bench on to score a close range headed goal in Cameroon’s 1-2 defeat against an outstanding Niger side.
The forward joined his Cameroon colleagues with his side trailing by two goals to nil with 45 minutes left. The former Cotonsport and FC Basel forward unsettled the Niger back line during all of the second segment through his movements with and off the ball.
The striker’s efforts helped Cameroon half the deficit late in the second segment when he scored a close range header to make it 1-2 for Cameroon.
Speaking post-match coach Martin Ndtoungou Mpile started he liked what he saw from Zoua.
“He played well. His mobile game style and reading of the game was a plus to us. In addition to these, he scored so we can only be satisfied with his performance though disappointed with the results,” coach Mpile responded when he was quizzed by the media.
The 2017 AFCON winner was drafted into Cameroon’s CHAN squad barely weeks ago and is expected to bring all of his experience to the fold against Zambia in the next preparations game.
The Lions are in group A of the January 16 to February 7 competition alongside Mali, Burkina Faso and Zimbabwe.
This 6th edition is an opportunity for Cameroon to better their quarter-final performances in 2011 under Doumbe Bosso and 2016 under the stewardship of Martin Ndtoungou Mpile.
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