- Aziz Bassane and three others scored in Cotonsport’s comeback 4-1 win
- It is Coton’s biggest win of the 2023/24 season and a statement to those dreaming to end their run of consecutive domestic championship wins
- UMS on their part are still chasing their first victory this campaign
Potential indomitable Lions of Cameroon forward, Aziz Bassane showed his value on the pitch on Sunday as he scored and assisted to help defending MTN Elite One champions, Cotonsport to a 4-1 win against UMS of Loum at the Roumde Adjia Annex stadium in Garoua.
Aziz scored and provided an assist for the goal from Daman Bouba as the boys of coach Daniel Breard recovered from a goal down to win for only the second time this season.
Cotonsport had lost one and picked up a comeback draw in the other of their last two MTN Elite One outings going into the home meeting against UMS, who were running after a first win of their own.
Coach Breard picked a changed side, bringing in Daman Bouba Abdourahman in attack alongside Fadyl Issa and Aziz, while Wassou Goue Patient was considered to be good to start from the bench as Gadin Allabatnan returned from international duty to replace Wendeu Lako in goal.
UMS led in defence by veteran defender Bertin Nguemaleu opted for their usual 4-4-2 structure in an afternoon they were hoping to cause another upset in Garoua.
Franck Donald put the visitors ahead after 26 minutes, beating Gadin for only the first time in the league this season.
Cotonsport reacted rapidly through forward Fadyl Issa who made it 1-1 before Daman and Aziz combined to restore order.
Daman scored the second for the hosts after he pounced on a great ball from front mate Aziz which met him in a prime position to beat Camille Noah Omboudo.
Aziz eventually got his goals just nine minutes after the interval. His second goal of the season was Coton’s third on the day with over half hour left on the clock.
Substitute Richard Emmanuel Njoh rounded scoring at the 90th minute as Cotonsport settled for a 4-1 win which is their most convincing result in the championship this season.
The champions of the past three seasons make it two wins and a draw in four outings so far.
Cotonsport stay within touching distance of the top spot in the championship ahead of their home clash against struggling YOSA of Bamenda on November 5.
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