Former Cameroon international Pierre Wome joins Coton Sport

The former Inter player has returned home to Cameroon to play for the reigning league champions

Pierre Wome Nlend has signed for Cameroon champions Coton Sport de Garoua in a bid to help the northern club realise its objective of winning this year’s Caf Champions League, according to management.

The 32-year-old former Roma, Espanyol and Inter defender was seen at the club’s home ground of Stade Roumde Adja in Garoua last week during a training session, ending weeks of speculation about his possible move to the Elite One league.

Coton Sport, formerly coached by the current Indomitable Lions trainer Denis Lavagne, have also announced the arrival of other former Cameroon internationals such as Joel Epalle and Nkong Alain.

Wome fell into disgrace with the national team and local fans following his missed 95th minute penalty kick against Egypt on October 8, 2005, which could have qualified Cameroon for the 2006 Fifa World Cup. But he since apologised and explained that nobody else had wanted to take the kick.

Coton Sport have appeared only once in the Caf Champions League in 2008, reaching the final and losing to Egyptian giants Al Ahly on a 4-2 aggregate.