Fovu won their group A opener via a two – one score – line, against a star packed Stade Renard outfit; even more impressively, they did so with a man short.
The men of coach Olivier Nankam started the game in lightening quick fashion and drew first blood in the first quarter of the first half; a directly struck corner from Terence Ngankam, caught Epane Letizie off guard.
Fovu wasn’t shy and the score – line seemingly did not flatter the two-time Cameroon Cup winners. Fovu doubled their lead through the penalty spot on 52; Stade Renard captain Alouko had brought down Victor Sother Mengue in the box. Alexandre Nsangue stepped up and sent Epane the wrong way.
Coach Gabriel Zabot made some impact substitutions which helped his course, though not completely. Second half substitute Mohammed, was set free a ball over the top and goalkeeper Armand could not resist the temptation of bringing him down Mohammed out of his zone. The referee showed Armand straight red.
From that period, Stade Renard intensified the pressure, but Olivier Nankam managed to get a good balance for his team. It was only later in the first of five minutes of added on time that Mohammed scored Stade Renard’s lone goal.