By Angu Lesley
Football Writer kick442.com-Cameroon
Algerian giants JS Kabylie have picked up an impressive 2-1 victory against 10-man Cotonsport FC of Garoua this afternoon in match-day five of the 2020-2021 CAF Confederation cup.
A wasteful Cotonsport of Garoua frontline was made to pay for their triple first-half misses as they conceded twice in quick succession in the second segment to lose a winnable game by the odd goal in three.
Both sides wasted chances in the second segment though Cotonsport looked better but coach Denis Lavagne of JS Kabylie reorganized his side in the second segment to get the better of Cotonsport.
Narcisse Nlend Junior in goal for Cotonsport made a great save early in the second segment to deny the visitors the lead.
Barely minutes later, Arnaud Sanou Sibiri who had been booked in the first segment saw a second yellow amounting to a reduction of Cotonsport to ten in the 57th minute of the game.
The visitors capitalized six minutes later by beating Nlend with a close range shot from R. Bensayah who was left unmarked on the edge of the box.
It was just the second time Cotonsport conceded first at home and the first they did so playing with ten players.
W Bencherifa made it two nil in the 68th minute taking advantage of space in the Cotonsport box accorded him by the defensive pair of Herve Ngomo and Goni Ali who failed to stop a right flang cross Mamadou Hassana could have also prevented.
The goal red card and goals forced coach Souleymanou Aboubakar and his technical bench to make a number of changes including bringing on Richard Ebongue and Francis Tombi Alemi.
The Cotonites had another chance but unfortunately it wasn’t a great day at work for Lambert Ngueme Araina and Marou Souaibou as their finishing was simply wayward.
The host were awarded a late penalty by the Egyptian Referee Mohammed Maarouf Eid Mansour.
Substitute Francis Joel Tombi Alemi took and converted the penalty for his second goal of the competition, all scored off the bench in the past two games.
The game ended on the 2-1 score in favour of the visitors who take their points tally to nine points, same with Cotonsport of Garoua.
Eliminated NASPA Stars FC with two points face five points Renaissance Berkane in the other match-day five game this evening in Lusaka.
Cotonsport will face RS Berkane in a winners takes it all clash next Wednesday in Berkane.
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