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Coton Sport still winless while Wydad go second

by Brian Lee

Sat July 01, 19:39

Cameroon’s Coton Sport are still winless in this season’s CAF Champions League after suffering a 2-0 loss against Morocco’s Wydad Casablanca in a Group D match at the Omnisports Roumde Adjia stadium in Garoua on Saturday.

The loss for Coton Sport makes it five from five as they are firmly rooted to the bottom of Group D with no points while Wydad moved up to second place on the standings with nine points.

Zambia’s Zanaco top Group D with 11 points after drawing 0-0 with Egypt’s Al ahly earlier in the day, leaving the latter in third place on the standings with eight points.

Coton Sport are next in action in the Champions League on July 8th when they travel to Egypt to face Al Ahly while Wydad will host Zanaco on the same day in a top of the table clash.

The game at the Omnisports Roumde Adjia stadium itself got off to a slow start with neither side looking to threatening in attack.

Instead, both teams wasted possession with poor passing or woeful decision making in the final third.

Nonetheless, Wydad continued to push forward and were rewarded with the game’s opening goal two minutes before half time courtesy of a strike from Achraf Bencharki, 1-0.

The second half was not much better than the first with neither team able to mount any serious pressure on their opponent’s goal.

Coton Sport’s chances of creating a comeback were dealt a huge blow in the 68th minute when they were reduced to ten men following the sending off of Abdoulaye Alingar who was shown his second yellow card.

Wydad took full of advantage of Coton Sport’s bad luck and doubled their lead in the 72nd minute courtesy of a strike from Naim Aarab, 2-0.

The Moroccan side took their foot off the pedal after that and cruised to a comfortable win.

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