By Boris Esono N
Football Writer kick442.com-Cameroon
The curtain of the maiden edition of the Njie Clinton End of Year festival comes down this Sunday December 27, as Tottenham faces Olympique Marseille in the final to be played at the Buea Town Municipal Stadium.
Tottenham represents Small Soppo, Tole, Long Street, Clerks Quarters and Great Soppo, while Olympique Marseille features players from Molyko and Bonduma.
Both sides go into the final with a lot of adrenaline after two diverse results recorded in both semi-finals. Spurs had an almost walk in the park against their opponent Olympique Lyonnais in the first semi-final on Wednesday December 23. Spurs won the game 4 goals to 1, though the result does not tell the whole story of the encounter.
A brace for Mbinglo Franklin saw his Spurs side come from a goal down in that encounter to win the game – a feat that led to jubilation amongst the fans of Spurs who see the competition as theirs to win.
“… If we produce the game that we did produce today, I do not think there is a team that will stop us. We need to understand that Njie Clinton is coming out of our quarter and it is a pressure for us to arrive at the final and win it,” Enang Severin, Coach of Tottenham Hotspur told kick442.com after his side won Lyon.
It was, however, a tough affair for Olympique Marseille who had to come from a 2 goal down against Dynamo Moscow (Muea, Bomaka) and forced the encounter into penalty shootout. Striker Tangiri Franklin scored both goals for his side.
Though clinical for both goals, Tangiri Franklin missed his penalty kick. It would have proven costly for Marseille but the scoring boots were lost by the boys of Dynamo Moscow, a club Njie Clinto currently plies his trade, as 2 of their penalty kicks were saved.
Neba Denvadis, Nomen Felix, Ntui Derick and Agbor Emmanuel were the scorers for Marseille during the penalty shootout. Neba and Kum scored for Dynamo Moscow but was not enough as his teammates Mamoh Valery and Che Malone missed to see Marseille sailing to the finals.
It will also be a battle of the two Franklins (Mbinglo Lartey Franklin of Spurs and Tangiri Franklin of Marseille) with both players chasing the title for the highest goal scorer. Both players are currently on 2 goals each and a goal for either of them during the final will see the player win the highest goal scorer crown, and with it FCFA 50,000.
With FCFA 1 million up for grabs, both sides cannot entertain a lapse in judgment. Both have to be at the top of their game if they are to be crowned champions of the tournament.
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