Elite One: Thierry Tchuente scores as Coton Sport ease pass Panthere in season opener of Cameroon’s MTN Elite one.
Coton Sport of Garoua have kick-off the new Elite One season with an impressive victory over Panthere of Nde. Match-day one encounter away to Panthere of Nde in Yaounde this Sunday saw the visitors return home with joy.
The visitors started on the front foot, forcing host Panthère of Nde deep into their camp in the opening stages.
Bertin Essama picked up an injury and was replaced by Mbarga late in the first half.
Barely minutes coach Ahmed Abdel made the substitution, Thierry Tchuente rose highest in the 39th minute and scored the first goal of the season while giving Coton Sport the lead.
Panthere was reduced to ten men after receiving a red card in the 42nd minute.
Coach Souleymanou Aboubakar’s Coton Sport kept their lead till the end of the first half.
Upon resumption for the second half, coach Ahmed Abdel made a pair of changes to bring back his side into the contest.
Coton Sport’s defensive pair Ngombe Etame and Herve Ngomo marshaled the defense in style stopping multiple incursions from the vibrant Panthere of Nde frontline.
Felix Oukine was simply an oscillator in the heart of the midfield.
The Cotonites earned the reward for their dominance with a second goal eight minutes from time through a brilliant 40 yard strike from Felix Oukine.
The Cotonites protected their lead till full-time thus registering their first away victory against Panthere of Nde in eight years.
Source: Tadaha Stephen Officiel