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Coton Sport reach Champs Lge final

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Coton Sport became the first Champions League finalists from Cameroon in 28 years after whipping Dynamos of Zimbabwe 4-0 on Saturday in Garoua.

The home side advanced on a 5-0 aggregate thanks to their 1-0 win in the first leg of the semi-final clash in Harare a forthnight ago.

It was the first time a Cameroonian side had qualified for the final since the new format was introduced in 1997.

Coton Sport made the perfect start with Sebastien Koua scoring just one minute after the kick-off to double the aggregate advantage of a team hoping to emulate compatriots Oryx Douala, Union Douala and Canon and conquer Africa.

Dynamos recovered to have the edge territorially in the first half but the 'Harare Glamour Boys' could not score.

When Jacques Zoua added a second Cotonsport goal seven minutes after half-time the 1998 runners-up must have realised their great run was coming to an abrupt end.

Any doubt about the outcome was dispelled on 65 minutes when Niger national team striker Daouda Kamilou scored his seventh Champions League goal this season, a feat bettered only by teenage Enyimba striker Stephen Worgu.

Baba Ousmaila claimed his fifth goal of the competition 14 minutes from full-time as Dynamos wilted under constant pressure with goalkeeper Willard Manyatera saving the Zimbabweans from a heavier loss.

The first leg of the final will be staged in Cairo over the weekend of October 31-November 2 with the return fixture in Garoua two weeks later.

Apart from a one-million-dollar first prize, the African champions qualify for the Fifa Club World Cup during December in Japan, where Manchester United will be among the contenders.




see also
Champions League statistics
18 Oct 08 |  African
Coton Sport shock Dynamos
05 Oct 08 |  African


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