The league season came to a close in Algeria, Cameroon, Egypt and Tunisia with two champions getting ready on Sunday. Coton Sport were again triumphed in Cameroon and Esperance have got three titles at a stretch in Tunisia. In Algeria and Egypt, the champions had already been finalized and were playing for the sake of the title only.
Cameroon Elite One: Coton Sport Emerge Victors
Coton Sport took the title for the eighth time in the last nine years by taking over Unisport Bafang on the last but one match of the season proving that success is dear to them . Coton Sport had to emerge from a goal less than their rivals to make sure that the victory was theirs and to ensure that they retained their near 100 per cent record. Even without the triumph, they would still have been the title holders as Astres Douala, the only side who could still take over them, took a beating at 1-0 at the hands of Tiko United.
Unisport Bafang played the match without their coach Alexandre Belinga, who was appointed the coach of Cameroon’s U-23 side in an All-Africa Games qualifier, but they took the first goal getting lead over Coton Sport through Ngando Mbida. Coton Sport scored the equalizer post half-time and then ensure success by way of taking one out of the two penalties that were offered to them after that, closing in for a 2-1 win. Coton Sport are still after the league and cup double, and next weekend they will flag off their CAF Champions League group stage campaign.
Headline-grabbers: With two sides already relegated several weeks ago, the last ticket back down to Elite Two was settled when Renaissance de Ngoumou lost 2-1 to Sable Batie. Renaissance had high hopes of staying up after a run of five matches without defeat but saw any chance they had of catching Scorpion de Bey slip with the home loss. Scorpion stay up after their first season in the top flight.