Madagascar’s Ilaimaharitra ends 12-month goal drought and Mamadou Fall stars during Belgium First Division A rout
Fabrice Ondoa conceded five goals as Oostende bowed 5-0 to Sporting Charleroi in Friday’s Belgian topflight encounter.
Making his third league appearance of the season owing to William Dutoit’s unavailability, the Cameroon international could not save De Kustboys from defeat after a second-half slump.
With 12 minutes to the halftime break, Shamar Nicholson made good use of Kaveh Rezaei’s assist to hand Karim Belhocine’s side the lead.
Logan Ndenbe’s 50th minute own-goal gave the hosts a two-goal lead inside Stade du Pays de Charleroi before Mamadou Fall increased the lead eight minutes later.
Madagascar international Marco Ilaimaharitra got Chaleroi’s third goal to end his 12-month goal drought. The midfielder had failed to find the net for the Zebras across all competitions since scoring in the 3-1 defeat of Cercle Brugge on December 1, 2018.
However, his moment came in the 72nd minute after beating Cameroon’s Ondoa from the penalty mark.
On-loan AC Milan striker Frank Tsadjout completed the damage with eight minutes to play as the Zebra marched to their 11th win of the season.
The 24-year-old Madagascan was replaced by Gaetan Hendrickx in the 82nd minute, while Fall made way for Togo’s David Henen.
Thanks to this win, Charleroi are second in Belgium‘s First Division A log with 39 points from 20 outings. They are guests of AS Eupen on January 18.