CAF CC: Coton Sport edge Green Eagles to claim crucial win

• The League one side scored two second half goals to claim a merited win in Zambia. 

Cameroon giants Coton Sport of Garoua beat Green Eagles of Zambia 2-0 to take a comfortable first leg advantage in the first leg- second round of the CAF Confederation Cup.

By Beng Emmanuel 

The team is just a step away from qualifying for the  group stages of the African Club competition, but must maintain their led during the rerun leg next January. 

Team’s skipper Felix Oukine opened the scoring shortly after the break after both teams separated goalless in the first half. The visitors were very decisive with high standard display and put up a steady fight to survive a flurry of pressure from their host. 

Former CS Chebba midfielder Thierry Tchuente converted a penalty kick to double Coton Sport’s lead four minutes after the half hour mark to hand the sixteen time League one champions a well-deserved first leg advantage. 

Coton Sport of Garoua beat Togolese outfit Unisport of Sokode 2-1 on aggregate in the first round of the Confederation Cup.   The team picked up a similar 2-0 away win in the first although they were stunned at home after a rusty display.  

They are Cameroon lone representative in this year’s CAF Competition after the early exit of league rivals PWD of Bamenda in the Premier African club competition-the CAF Champions League. 

The return leg encounter comes up on December 5th in Garoua.


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