George Esunge Fominyen
Cameroon’s Stephane Mbia scored in the penalty shoot-out that crowned his Spanish club Sevilla as this year’s winners of the Europa League.
Sevilla defeated Portuguese side Benfica on penalties 4-2 after both teams had finished 120-minutes of football tied at 0-0.
Mbia, the Cameroon international, who had scored the goal that enabled Sevilla to make it to the final, took a his penalty-shot masterfully.
This final caps a fine end to the season for the midfielder who had injury concerns after joining the Spanish club from English side Queen’s Park Rangers.
His performances have drawn plaudits from several Cameroonian soccer pundits who have called on the country’s coach to play Mbia ahead of Alex Song as Cameroon’s holding midfielder.
Mbia is in Cameroon’s provisional squad for the World Cup. He can play at right-back and in central defence but he feels his best position is central midfield. Will the Indomitable Lion’s coach,Volker Finke, play him there?