Elvis Kang Sports Writer-Cameroon
The First Edition of the International Solidarity Preseason Tournament started on Saturday 26th of September 2020 after 6 months without football activities disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic in Cameroon.
CLUBS INVITED FOR THE TOURNAMENT
A total of eight clubs have been invited to take part in the tournament that will last for at most two weeks of football. Six clubs from the League one championship and two clubs from the league two championship are expected to take part in the International Solidarity Tournament
Five-time champions of Cameroon, Tonnerre Kalara Club, Colombe of Dja and Lobo, Dragon FC Yaounde, and Fauve Azur from league two are grouped in pool A
Current Champions PWD Bamenda, AS Fortuna, Apejes Mfou, and Renaissance FC from League one are grouped in pool B
OPENING GAMES AND RESULTS
Among the opening weekend games, AS Fortuna from the league one championship had a standout clash with League two side Renaissance FC at the Mbankomo Stadium in Yaounde while Colombe Fc clashed with five-time champions of Cameroon’s League one side Tonnerre Kalara Club of Yaounde.
After the opening games, Colombe Fc and Tonnerre Kalara Club dropped two points each after a tie in the pool A opener. While AS Fortuna grabbed all three points in group B after defeating Renaissance FC
Mbella Thierry of AS Fortuna tops the scoring chart with 2 goals in a single game. Man Ykre, Tassa Victor, Moua Leon, and Bella Rodrigue all shared one in their name.
- It should be noted that The tournament is being played behind closed doors but some spectators could return to the venue under the scrupulous respect of COVIS-19 measures.
- The Tournament is been sponsored officially by FUSION
Daouda Kamilou can’t wait to play PWD
Sports Writer mysoccer24.com
Experienced cotonsport Forward, Daouda Kamilou has stated that facing Cameroon league one champions, PWD of Bamenda in a preseason friendly will be the “best thing” for him and his cotonsport teammates.
Kamilou’s cotonsport thrashed Equato Guinean side FUTURO Kings of Mongomo 3#nil in a friendly game played at the Yaoundé Annex one stadium on Tuesday afternoon, with the veteran Forward featuring in just the last quarter of the game.
Speaking to the press shortly after the game, the cotonsport’s all time top scorer said he was impressed with his sides performance, though expecting more in future.
“We have been training now for almost two and a half months now, and physically we are ready but now we are going to develop our tactics”, said Kamilou.
Cotonsport will be representing Cameroon in the CAF Confederations cup, with the objectives of breaking into the group stage, a feet which the cotonnites have failed to attend for about five years now.
“In the CAF competition our main objective is to enter the group stage. We are also targeting the league and the Cameroon cup. Almost three years now we have not win anything, this year we are going to do everything to win a trophy”, Kamilou added.
Cotonsport will on Sunday October 25, play another friendly game against FUTURO Kings at the Bafoussam Omnisport Stadium, with a game against PWD in perspective. Daouda Kamilou is releasing the opportunity to meet the Abakwa Boys in a preseason encounter.
“PWD has been preparing well, so playing them is going to be the best match of the preseason for us“.
Daouda Kamilou has spend more than a decade with the 15 times Cameroon league winners, and still believe he can contribute his quota in the cotonsport’s revamp, and why not win another silverware before hanging his boots if need be.
Cotonsport’s starting XI vs Futuro Kings
The head coach of 15 times Cameroon league one champions, cotonsport of Garoua, Aboubakar Souleymanou, has named his starting XI to face Equato Guinean side FUTURO Kings in an international friendly this afternoon.
Cotonsport takes on Futuro Kings of Mongomo at the Annex one stadium in Yaoundé as from 3pm, and coach Aboubakar Souleymanou has named a strong team ahead of the showdown.
At Goalkeeper, Fru Derrick Anye starts for the cotonnites, while the coach Aboubakar has lined up a four man defense made up of Etame François and Hervé Ngomo at center back, shielded by Dairou to the left and former Sahel of Maroua man, Mamouda to the right.
A three man Midfield is anchored by Felix Oukine, while Arnuad Sanou Sibiri and Francis Baliang complete the Midfield trio.
Up front, Marou Swaibou leads the left side of the attack, with former UMS man Tombi Alemi to the right, while Lionel Abate leads the line.
On the bench, are Goalkeeper Junior Nlend, Bile Obama, Ebongue Yannick, Gueme Areina, Bozizi, Daouda Kamilou and Banga Bienvenu.
Kick off Time is 3pm.
Cameroon Club Friendly Games Complete Results
Cameroon clubs have been actively involved in preseason and friendly tournaments in preparation for the new football season 2020-2021. The new season is scheduled for 31 October or early November 2020
After some exciting games in Yaounde, Douala, and Limbe, the following results were recorded across the nation
COMPLETE FRIENDLY GAMES RESULTS
Thursday 15 October 2020
14:00: PWD BAMENDA 2 -1 FAUVE AZUR
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