Elite One Playoff: Bamboutos vs Coton Show Down
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Elite One Playoff: Bamboutos vs Coton Show Down

  By Nchang Bernice


This arguably could be the most important match of the season for either side as the go head to head on Thursday in the second day of Play in the MTN Elite Title playoff in Douala. Both teams come into the game with slim victories over their opponents on day one, 2-1 over Canon for Bamboutos and 1-0 over Gazelle FC for Cotonsports.


Bamboutos FC fired serious warning shots of their title ambitions this season when they quickly asserted themselves as favourite against Canon FC with two goals in under 20 minutes of the match from Lamin Betoro (9th min) and William Ekanga (19th Min) to soiled the hopes of the Mekok Megunda winning a 12th title after a brilliant first half of the season.


This was Canon’s first defeat of 2023 since last losing to Colombe on December 31st 2022. Cotonsports on its part edged pass city rival Gazelle FC 1-0 in the first match at the Douala Reunification Stadium on Sunday.


A win for either Bamboutos or Cotonsport will all but guarantees the championship. Contonsport 18 time winners of the league has not been particularly playing great this season but has been able to tap from its vast experience as serial winner of the championship to pull themselves up to this level. Bamboutos were denied their first ever cup of Cameroon triumph by this same Coton Sport on October 2, 2022.


Though Bamboutous revenged with a similar score in the Super cup in Baffoussam, this time around, its an opportunity for the Mangwa Boys to win a first national trophy. Thursday promises to serve Cameroonians another beautiful game of soccer when this two sides meet again. The match kicks off at 5 pm.