The Cameroonian who is on loan to Spanish La Liga club, Villareal CF had his club promoted to the topmost football competition in England when the London based outfit scored two extra-time goals to grab a much awaited EPL ticket at the Wembley Stadium.
Coach Scott Parker and boys played a 90 minute of no effect with their fellow Londoners Brentford as both sides stayed vigilant and prevented any sort of counter-attacking football from each other.
But the story changed during prolongation as The Whites scored twice through 26 year-old Joe Bryan at the 105th and 117th minutes respectively and succeeded in avoiding a comeback despite Brentford FC pressure that had the rivals bringing scores to 2-1 through Danish right back Henrik Dalsgaard at the 124th minute.
Tuesday night win which saw the team won one of the most expensive matches of modern day football worth 346 Million Pounds, ensured the team bounced back to the EPL after a season in the Sky Bet Championship, England’s second tier.
The squad had a fiercely determined run to the promotion after finishing 4th in the final rankings with 81 points gathered from 45 matches. They went through Cardiff City and Brentford for promotion play-off where they won 2 of their three matches. This, through top strikers in the likes of Serbian centre forward Aleksander Mitrovic who netted 26 of the team’s 64 goals, central midfielder Tom Cairney who banged in 8 goals and right-winger Ivan Cavaleiro who scored 6 and assisted 7 in the process.
Fulham’s promotion to the EPL has raised concerns and rumours surrounding the future of the team’s loanee to Villareal CF, Cameroon’s Frank Zambo Anguisa who left the team at the end of the 2018/2019 season after their relegation.
Pundits and fans predict the midfielder who has had links to clubs like Real Madrid and options of signing permanent deal for the Spanish club may be forced to make a comeback to the squad to strengthen the team’s dream for a longer stay in the EPL.
His current contract for the club expires on June 30, 2023.
DEWAH Fabrice TEH