By Angu Lesley
Football Writer, kick442.com-Cameroon.
Barely 48 hours after France’s minister of Sports Roxana Maracineanu ban all sporting activities in the country till September, the country’s top-flight and second tier league management body, LFP has declared PSG and FC Lorient are champions of the Ligue and Ligue 2 respectively.
Cameroonian duo Eric Choupo-Moting of PSG and Franklin Wadja of FC Lorient therefore picked up the 2019-2020 domestic league titles in Ligue 1 and 2 respectively.
According to LFP, Choupo-Moting’s PSG registered the highest points per matches played this season and have been declared champions.
The decision hands the club it’s ninth Ligue Un crown. It is the 7th on a row for the club and the second Ligue title for Indomitable Lions of Cameroon skipper Eric Choupo-Moting.
The 31-year-old forward set to leave the club this summer scored three goals in nine games this season.
Simon Ngapandouetnbu-Olympique Marseille :
Elsewhere in the topflight championship, Olympique Marseille of 16-year-old goalkeeper Simon Ngapandouetnbu gets the second ticket to represent France in the UEFA Champions League.
Simon is still to make his debut for the club but is considered as an important part of the club’s future. He has regularly made the cut for League games this campaign.
The club finished second in the points per match Classification. Their qualification for the group stage of the competition is the first in six years.
James Lea-Siliki,Gerzino Nyamsi and Theoson-Jordan Siebatcheu enter the playoffs of the UEFA Champions League with Rennes who end the season on the third spot.
23-year-old Nyamsi featured in four of Stade Rennes’ 34 Ligue 1 matches.
23-year-old forward Theoson-Jordan Siebatcheu made 14 appearances without scoring.
23-year-old James Lea-Siliki was the most frequent of the three potential Indomitable Lions. He made 20 appearances for the The Red and Blacks but failed to get on the score sheet.
It is going to be Rennes first participation in the Champions League.
Therefore five Cameroonians Choupo-Moting, Simon Ngapandouetnbu,James Lea-Siliki, Theoson-Jordan Siebatcheu and Gerzino Nyamsi have their clubs that finished on the Champions League spots.
Still in the French Ligue 1 championship, there are six Cameroonians whose clubs are ranked in the UEFA Europa League spots.
Fourth-placed Lille of 20-year-old midfielder Junior Onana enters the secondary European competition. The midfielder only switched to the Stade Pierre-Mauroy in January.
The former Under-17 Lions midfielder has made just one appearance for the club this season.
Elsewhere fifth-placed Reims of Tristan Dingomé’ and Timothé Nkada will also participate in the UEFA Europa League.
Triston Dingomé and Timothé Nkada-Reims
Dingomé has made 15 appearances this season and assisted once from his usual holding midfield role while 20-year-old Timothé Nkada was restricted to just eight appearances.
Ignacio Kpene-OGC Nice
Brasserie Academy graduate Ignacio Kpene Ganago helped OGC finish the 6th spot earning a spot as one of the representatives of France in next season’s UEFA Europa League.
Unfortunately veteran defender Aurélien Chedjou Fongang and his side Amiens have been relegated to the second tier Championship.
The 34-year-old year old former Galatasaray defender made 22 appearances in a dissatisfactory campaign which his side only finished 19th.
French Ligue 2:
In French Ligue 2 championship, 24-year-old midfielder Franklin Wadja and his FC Lorient side have been promoted as champions of the second tier Championship.The Douala native made just seven appearances for the club this season.
Benjamin Wilhelm-RC Lens
Elsewhere in the same championship, 31-year-old forward Benjamin Wilhelm also earns promotion with RC Lens who ended the season on the second spot.
In all it was satisfactory season for the Cameroonians in the first and second tier Championship.
France has set a precedent in the top five European championship by cancelling their top-flight Championship with 11 games left and declaring Paris Saint-Germain that 12 points ahead of Marseille as champions.
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