Achille Webo has finally scored this season for his Spanish club but it happened on a weekend which will be most remembered for Sébastien Bassong’s terrible head injury in an English premier league game. Here is a recap of performances by Paul Le Guen’s men in Europe.
Spain: Ngom versus Webo
Webo came in as a substitute and scored from the penalty spot for Marjorca in their 4-0 drubbing of Armand-Daniel Ngom Kome’s FC Tenerife in a match-day 3 game of the Spanish premier league.
But the two Cameroonians didn’t meet on the pitch. Ngom Kome started for his club and was substituted at the 70th minute while Webo only came in to play at the 78th minute. That must be a confidence booster for the striker.
Idriss Kameni conceded two goals but his Espanyol Barcelona mates were able to score three against Deportivo la Coruna. They have now left the bottom of the table.
England: A bad injury, one defeat and three wins
Sebastien Bassong was rushed to hospital on Sunday with a possible concussion after Chelsea beat his club Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 in the English premier league.
“Bassong doesn’t look good…,” his Tottenham coach Harry Redknapp told the BBC.
“He got a bang on the head and his eye’s all swollen up. It doesn’t look too clever at all. I think the doctor has taken him to hospital with concussion,” RedKnapp said.
This injury comes as an additional blow to Indomitable Lions head coach Paul Le Guen, who may have lost a possible replacement to another Spurs player – Benoit Assou-Ekotto – who has been suspended from Cameroon’s next game against Togo.
The other Cameroonians playing in England were luckier with their teams. Alexandre Song Billong powered Arsenal’s midfield as the Gunners defeated Wigan 4-0 on Saturday.
Stephane Bikey was in central defence for Burnley but it was no fault of his that the “Clarets” conceded a goal in their 3-1 bashing of Sunderland.
As Le Guen searches for possible replacements at left-back, he may look to George Elokobi who contributed (for 90minutes) to Wolverhampton’s 2-1 victory over Fulham.
In the second tier of English football, Geremi played the full 90 minutes when his Newcastle United team whipped Plymouth 3-1. He even crossed the ball for the curtain raiser.
France: Alo’o Efoulou scores his third
Cameroon’s strikerPaul Alo’o Efoulou scored a consolation goal for AS Nancy Loraine in their 3-1 defeat in the hands of Lorient. Alo’o came in as a substitute at the 56th minute and scored during additional time.
Jean II Makoun did not score but he was impressive at the centre and right of midfield for Olympic Lyonnais that came from behind to draw 1-1 with Paris St Germain.
Defender, Nicolas Nkoulou started on the bench again for Monaco. But he was fortunate to come in just after half time for Monaco that defeated Nice 3-1.
Aurelien Chedjou played for 72 minutes at the heart of Lille’s defence against Lens (1-1). His replacement was red-carded 47 seconds after he got in.
Stephane Mbia is nursing a bump he picked during Marseille’s Champions League defeat to AC Milan. He was absent from the team sheets. On the other hand, Pierre Boya who missed the friendly against Austria due to injury is back to his feet. But the striker was unable to score for Grenoble that was beaten 4-0 by Rennes.
Other European leagues
Samuel Eto’o was on board for Inter but did not score in their 2-1 victory over Cagliari.
Albert Meyong Ze put in a good showing for 84 minutes in a top of the table clash in the Portuguese league. His club Sporting Braga beat reigning champions FC Porto 1-0.
Binya was part of the Neuchatel Xamax side that destroyed 3rd division side La Combe by 8-0 in the round of 32 in the Swiss Cup. He was accompanied by another Cameroonian defender, Edjenguele who also played 90 minutes;
Finally, Enoh Eyong Tarkang was absent from Ajax Amsterdam’s line-up due to a groin injury. His teammates beat VVV Venlo 4-0.