Cotonsport of Garoua has recorded their second win of the season, with a 3#1 victory over Tonnerre Kalara club at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
A second half hat trick from Lambert Gueme Araina, and a goal from Arnaud Sibiri, completed a comeback for the cotonnites, after Patrick Anaba Metogo gave TKC the lead early in the game.
It was a blistering start to the game from both sides, with Cotonsport charging forward through Abdouraman Daman, with Thierry Tchuente and Lambert Gueme Araina coming close to opening scores.
For TKC, Patrick Anaba Metogo had a chance at the second minute, but could not well connect to Yves Eloundou’s pass.
Thierry Obono, Lemy Kanyimi and co stayed solid at the back for TKC, but goalkeeper Pierre Sylvain Abogo made several stunning saves to deny the cotonnites.
17 minutes on, TKC negotiated a quick counter attack, and Yves Eloundou was at the right place, to set up Patrick Anaba Metogo, who fired the Kalara boys in front.
Cotonsport reacted almost immediately, with Full back Abdouraman Daman hitting the woodworks with a long ranger, at the 21st minute.
Abogo denied Araina time and again, before Marou Souaibou squandered a golden chance to level scores before the interval.
It took just eight second half minutes [53rd minute], for cotonsport to level things up through Gueme Ariana. The fleetfooted forward would increase tally 10 minutes later [63rd] when he turned home an inswinger from Abdouraman Daman.
Substitutions for cotonsport saw Felix Djoubairou and Richard Ebongue coming in for Abdouraman Daman and Felix Oukine respectively.
Seemingly out of energy, there was further causalities for TKC, as Gueme Araina set up Burkinabé international, Arnaud Sibiri to make it 3#1 at the 80th minute.
Lambert Gueme Araina completed his hat trick at the 87th minute, finishing off a solo move, to secure a 4#1 win for cotonsport.
The win is cotonsport’s second of the season, and takes their points tally to six in three games.
Gueme Araina is also just the second player to score a hat trick this season, after Avion’s Georges Mfegue.