By Angu Lesley
Cotonsport achieved a comfortable 5-1away win against Fovu of Baham in Matchday eight of the 2021/2022 MTN Elite One championship. Youngstars Wassou Goue Patience in the attacking trio and Kaiba Djawal in midfield both had braces while substitute winger Francis Tombi Alemi added a goal each to lead the team’s dominant performance. The club enjoyed 57 percent of possession, created 12 goal-scoring chances and attempted 11 shots, eight of them were on target in a fantastic start to life under Gabriel Hamman.
Recently appointed Hamann opted to rotate in several key positions in a match in which the Cotonites needed a reaction. The desire to win was quickly confirmed once the ball started rolling, with the visitors controlling the game effectively while trying to find gaps within their opponents’ backline.
Coton’s first goal scored by 17-year old Wassou in the 2nd minute from an astute move by Kaiba changed the game completely. From that point on, the Cotonites were able to build on that lead comfortably. The many goals that followed were a clear reflection of the vast difference in terms of budget and quality between both clubs though Fovu under coach Olivier Nankam had been better this season.
The club’s run of 11 games without a win will soon go be a matter of the past as Wassou lay a good ball for Kaiba Djawal to make it 2-0 barely a minute after his goal.
Wassou in his unplayable outing completed his in the 33rd minute giving Cotonsport a three goals cushion which they kept till the break.
Cotonsport’s fans hope that their team’s streak coming into the game will end was looking like a reality at the break.
Deric Kameni pulled one back with his third goal of the season in the 65th minute before Kaiba Djawal scored a fourth for Cotonsport in the 84th minute and Francis Tombi Alemi completed the rout in added time, with the last two goals produced by some quick thinking from goalkeeper Anye Derick of Cotonsport.
The game with a masterclass performance from center-back Che Malone ended 5-1 in favour of the defending champions and 16 times winners thus ending their longest winless since creation in 1986.
The win lift Cotonsport off the bottom to the 10th spot ahead of their next game against Dragon on Sunday in Bafoussam.
Wassou Goue is the club’s lead scorer in the league this campaign with four goals which puts him level with Brice Sindjo of Stade Renard, Junior Kemajou of Bamboutos FC and Mohamed Aboubakar of PWD topping the scorers chat.
Kaiba Djawal counts three league goals for Coton and looks like a crucial part of their plans going forward.
Match day 8 pool B
Full Time in Bamendzi
Fovu of Baham 1-5 Coton Sport
Patient Wassou (2′, 34′)
Djawal Kaiba (5′, 84′)
Deric Kameni (65′)
Francis Joel Tombi (90’+2)
Per Coton fans the club needs to climb to the top of the table sooner rather than later in what has already been a dissapointing start of the season.
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