- Central Africa
Cotonsport and Al Ahly qualify for next stage of MTN CAF champions league
Cotonsport of Cameroon on Saturday crushed Dynamos FC to reach the finals of the African Champions League. The Cameroon side, became the first from the central African country to reach the MTN CAF Champions League final since 1980.
Dynamos crumbed by four goals without reply as their team collapsed. The Zimbabwean side came in to the semifinal, second leg tie needing to overturn a 10 deficit they incurred at Rufaro two weeks ago.
But just 31 seconds into saturday’s contest Dynamos were left a stunned lot when big Cotonsport defender Sebastien Kana Ndzana stole in unmarked on the left flank and drilled a low shot that squeezed its way between goalkeeper Willard Manyatera. and the upright post.
That was the turning point of the match and it threw their game plan off the rails as it meant the Harare giants needed to come off their shell and find an early equaliser to calm their nerves.
But just when they needed to take the game to their opponents and find that equaliser that could have given them the breakthrough, Dynamos wilted under an avalanche of second half pressure from Cotonsport.
Cotonsport got their other goals from gangly striker and second half substitute Jacques Zoua in the 50th minute, the dangerous Daouda Kamilou in the 65th minute and Baba Ousmaila in the 76th minute from adding three more goals.
Egypt’s Al Ahly will meet Coton Sport of Cameroon in the MTN CAF Champions League final.
A 26th minute goal from Angola international Flavio handed Al Ahly a 1-0 win over Enyimba in their game in Cairo.