By Angu Lesley
19-year-old exciting midfielder climaxed a stunning breakthrough season last night when he snatched Cotonsport of Garoua out of the hands of defeating with a 91st minute goal to cancel the lead Sime Junior had given Eding in the biggest Elite One game of the season.
The Coton academy product who became a mainstay in the centre of the park despite his young years notched home his seventh goal of the season and forced the specatacle into extra time in the presence of over 30k fans on Sunday evening at the Roumde Adjia.
In his 40th first-team appearances this term on the night, the young midfielder who had given his all across the season including adding seven assists to his goals justified his place as a regular starter.
Djawal brought his unbridled potential and the quality he has shown this season to his first playoff final and dominated the midfield in collaboration with Eric Moursou Jean, Felix Oukine and Enoh Brandon.
Besides the equalizer which brought back Coton into the contest, Djawal was excellent, bringing energy and legs to the midfield – enabling Coton to turn the tide on a tough game.
Operating as Coton’s link between the defense and attack, he played 120 minutes and completed 49 of his 51 passes, a success rate of over 90% which made him better than all on the night.
Aside from his goal, it was a great display for the youngster who possesses a calmness beyond his years and helped Coton to victory.
Djawal who is yet to get a call up to any Cameroon national selection looks like the next Zambo Anguissa though his game has offered him the nickname Pogba from back in his days at Mbandjock.
Its been a dream debut campaign for the man who played all of Coton’s 12 games in the CAF Confederation cup and will be pivotal in the upcoming cup of Cameroon tournament which begins with a clash against West Region outfit Sims of Bafoussam.
Should the player keep his engine, then national team football and foreign club’s interest will be his soonest.
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