Cotonsport of Garoua has suffered a 3#2 defeat to Eding sport of the Lekie, at Yaoundé military stadium, barely four days to their crunch first leg 16 final confederations cup match against Asante Kotoko of Ghana.
In a clash between 2018 elite one champions and 2018 Cameroon cup winners, a five goal first half thriller settled matters in favour of Eding sport.
Eding sports’ dominant first performance saw U23 Lions midfielder, Pierre Ramses Akono slotting a beautiful free kick pass goalkeeper Simon Loti Omossola of Cotonsport. Eding sports’ lead did not last long, as substitute Miakano Yousouffa powered home a long range shot, beating Eding sports shot stopper, Ze Tolo Landry.
Further goals from Eding sports new boy Bonny Elame and a halfway line volley from Mbarga Abega won it for Eding,, despite Daouda Kamilou pulling one back for Cotonsport.
Both goalkeepers, Sabirou Bassa Djeri and Janvier Cyni of Cotonsport and Eding sports respective, who played the second segment, had little work to do. The result mean Cotonsport has managed just one win in eight games against Eding sports, with Eding sports moving away with three victories while the other four games ended on a parity.
Cotonsport’s coach, Bertin Ebwelle says the lapses noticed in this Wednesday’s game, will be corrected before Sunday, though he thinks his team is on a good footing ahead of Sunday’s cracker against Asante Kotoko.
Cotonsport’s players attribute their defeat to the long and tiring journey from Garoua to Yaoundé, as the Cotonites only arrived Yaoundé on Tuesday night.
Cotonsport’s center back Ngweni Ndasi rather see’s the defeat as a wake up call for the 2018 elite one champions.
Cotonsport will host Asante Kotoko of Ghana at the Yaoundé military stadium on Sunday January 13, 2019, before a pay back visit in Ghana six days later.