By Angu Lesley
Spanish La Liga side Real Betis paid special homage to their living Cameroonian legend Achille Emaná Edzimbi on Sunday before their league game against Osasuna.
The Benito Villamarín Stadium was in a party mood even before the 4-1 victory as their 39-year old midfield magician who scored 30 goals in 91 appearances for the club returned to the place he once called home.
The return of Emaná who spent three years at the club between 2008-2011 is within the framework of bringing back legends to meet the present fans as they prepare for the upcoming Betis day celebrations.
Apart from the seven years at Toulouse in France, Emaná who has played for 15 clubs so far enjoyed his longest stint as a player at Real Betis.
His return masterminded by president Ángel Haro is certainly a huge boast to the current crop of players as they enter the final phase of the season with thoughts of achieving a UEFA Champions league place finish in the La Liga.
The ex-Al Hilal attacking midfielder watched the full game as Betis punished Osasuna by 4-1 to keep their chase of the fourth spot alive despite being four points off current occupant FC Sevilla.
In international football, the Babimbi Academy of Douala man won 43 caps for Cameroon and scored ten goals in a 10-year stint between 2003-2013.
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