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Cameroon register a welcome victory

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Both sides tried their luck at each other’s posts from open play but were unlucky not to hit the target

Cameroon registered a narrow win over Juventus on Saturday at the Galeshewe Stadium during a regular Safa SAB Men’s Regional League fixture.

By half-time neither team had managed to score, but the full-time score stood at 1-0 in favour of Cameroon.

The game started like a house on fire but the intense Kimberley heat got to the players and the tempo of the match waned considerably.

Both sides tried their luck at each other’s posts from open play but were unlucky not to hit the target. This state of affairs persisted until the half-time mark.

After the match, the DFA approached the manager and coach of the winning team, Cameroon Johannes Saul. The manager confirmed that he was blooding new players and he hoped that this move will bear fruit in the near future.

The team from Colville – Cameroon – have spent over five years in the regional league and have yet to collect a trophy of significance for all that time spent in the conference. Last year Cameroon struggled more than any other year, so much so that they ended at 12th position on the log. This year they have only managed to notch up three wins and two losses.

The losing Juventus coach Johannes Moses said: “The way the referee blew the match he did not afford us a proper run. In the 72nd minute, the referee disallowed a clear goal from one of our guys Alton Lemmetjies. Yet later Lemont Jansen was pulled by his jersey right in front of the referee who pretended not to see the incident.”

Cameroon’s only goal was provided by Bobby Julius.

Meanwhile, at the same venue later that day league newcomers Bophirima Try Again from Warrenton beat Kwa-Nobantu Celtics 3-1.

Try Again’s goals came via Lucky Mokitimi, Laurence Kolotse and Mervin Britz. For Celtics Letlhogonolo Mmolaeng was the only brave who stepped to score for the side.

Giddy van Rooyen