By Angu Lesley
Football Writer, Cameroon

2017 Cup of Cameroon winners New Stars of completed have recruited with 2018 Cup of Cameroon winner,Lionel Otto Essono on a season deal.

The 26 year old left sided midfielder has left Canon of Yaounde after just 1 season at the club as he helped the legendary club return to the top flight championship.

Essono featured in 10 league games last season with Canon Yaounde as they finished second in the league 2 championship.

Essono (left), presented to new star’s officials

“I joined New Stars because I want to win the second Cup of Cameroon trophy here and help the club go up and be in competition with the best clubs in the land”;Otto said

Essono won the 2018 cup of Cameroon title with Eding Sport FC in December 2018 but he left for second tier Canon of Yaounde,in January 2019, returning for his second spell after featuring there in 2017.

“I believe this club provides the right environment for success and I want to perform and return abroad” Essono added

He has also played in Spain for Secunda B side Sans Roque and in Greece for Astromitos Athens.

New Stars narrowly missed out on qualifying for the group stage of last season’s CAF Confederation Cup but endured a difficult 2019 season.

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