Cotonsport of Garoua’s “thinker man,” Souleymanou Aboubakar, was full of praises to a young YOSA side that showed up against his team on Saturday, at the Roumde Adjia – Annex stadium.
Souleymanou Aboubakar’s team was on the back of a defeat in group B against J.S Kabylie, before putting up a convincing display against Yong Sports Academy in Garoua.
Having defeated 2013 Cameroon cup winners YOSA through goals from Lambert Ariana (who got his 10th in all competitions this season), and Sibiri, Souleymanou thought YOSA will pose a huge threat to the championship.
The gaffer started by opening up on games coming up thick and fast. “These players are tired from journeys and games. Most of them who are regulars didn’t play today. The objective was however to win our first game in the championship”.
Yong Sports Academy gave a good account of themselves, with a couple of youngsters stepping up to the challenge. Ntui Brandon, Yuh Moses and Agbor Emmanuel all making their debut in a hostile ground, decently carried out their roles; at least, most of the coaches instructions.
Souleymanou Aboubakar congratulated Martin Nkabyo and his youthful side for putting up a good fight. “We were lucky to go away with all three points. I can confidently tell you that after two or three match days, we wouldn’t recognize this team (YOSA).
Talking of her next opponents in the CAF club inferior division (CAF Confederation Cup), Souleymanou Aboubakar went ahead to tag Cotonsport’s game on Wednesday – a “must win” against Renaissance Berkane.
“We are from a defeat in Algeria. We are obliged to get the victory. It’s a group of four, we have to constitute the top two. They (Berkane) are the defending champions but wouldn’t meet an easy side of Cotonsport,” Souleymanou finished.
Renaissance Berkane top group B after a two – nil home win against NAPSA Stars of Zambia. Everything still remains possible in that group.