Legendary Cotonsport striker Kamilou Daouda has set his sights on claiming a ninth MTN Elite One championship title at the end of the 2022/23 play-offs that started this Sunday in Douala.
The striker who won his first title with Cotonsport in 2007 still has the same hunger as it was when he joined from Akokana FC in the start of that season.
The 35-year-old Niger international and skipper of the club says he aims to leave Douala in the same mood it ended in 2022 in Garoua.
“I came here to win the title for the ninth time and I am prepared for that,” Kamilou said.
The striker and his mates endured a difficult season, forcing the club to make changes in their technical crew for the second season running. Since the arrival of coach Jean Baptiste Bisseck, Cotonsport is a transformed outfit.
“I have been champion of this league on eight occasions and won four Cup of Cameroon titles with Cotonsport. It wasn’t very easy to qualify for the playoffs, but now that we are here, the aim is to defend our title,” Kamilou added.
Kamilou is the club’s all-time top scorer and most decorated player in the history of Cameroon’s domestic football.
Winner of the Cameroon League in 2007, 2008 won three titles in a role from 2013 to 2015, another in 2018 and is looking forward to achieving three wins in a row again at the end of the current play-offs.
The striker has been involved in eight of Coton’s 17 domestic title wins, thus making him a club cult hero.
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