By Angu Lesley
Football writer, kick442.com-Cameroon
Indomitable Lions of Cameroon and Young Boys Bern forward Jean-Pierre Nsame made the difference for his side on Saturday in match-day seven of the Swiss Super League.
The record-man scored and assisted to help his side earn a precious 2-1 victory at home to visiting FC Basel.
It wasn’t an easy win for the foot soldiers of coach Gerrardo Soane.
Young Boys lined up in the usual 4-4-2 system with Nsame in the sharp point of the front line but without compatriots Jordan Sebatieu and Moumie Ngamaleu, who settled for spots on the bench.
The game played in a frantic pace lacked the final product until the 22nd minute when Arthur Mendonça Cabral stepped up and gave the visitors the lead from the spot-kick against the run of play.
The visitors became more gritty at the back preventing the home side from getting their usual game strategy together.
But four minutes before the interval, usual suspect Nsame pounced on the ball on the edge of the area and made it 1-1.
Both sides retired to the changing room at half-time knowing it was all down to the efforts in the second segment.
Fortunately for the men of the Stade de Swiss, their efforts yielded fruits after the break when Nsame fed Elia Meshack in the 61st minute and the latter it 2-1.
The goal put the visitors tails up and they defended deligently in their quest to get all three points.
Ngamaleu was introduced in the 67th minute, coming on for Miralem Sulejmani while Nsame made way for Cameroon-eligible Jordan Theoson Siebatcheu in the 78th minute.
The host defended properly till full-time, thus earning a narrow but important win that takes them to the top of the log with 15 points from seven games. They are three points better than second-seeded FC Lugano who have a game in hand.
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