Cameroon MTN Elite One: 7 things to retain from UNION’s victory over APEJES (2-3)

Union of Douala got rid of APEJES of mfou (2-3) at the CAF stadum in mbankomo in a day 17th match of Cameroon’s MTN Elite one Championship.

Union opened score by its captain Samuel Nlend through a beautiful header at the 23rd minute. (0-1) Donald Mimong would have made it two at the 40th minute but lost the one to one battle to goalkeeper Kuipou of APEJES.
Nevertheless, Nlend Samuel, mastermind of Union Douala was on the assist for Union’s second goal scored by Cyrille Tchayi Tchamba at the 60th minute through a beautiful lobe. (0-2)
Union will leave the initiative of the ball to APEJES and proceed by counter offensives.
APEJES’ Nelson Moukeu will hit the woodwork at the 72nd minute to signal their opponents that they haven’t given up.
At the 81st minute, APEJES will reduce tally through a 25m shot by left back, Yvan mboudou.(1-2) APEJES mounted pressure and left spaces in behind which was well exploited by the Nassara Kamakaï.
A 89th minute counter attacking action ended with 23 year old Togolese Serge Seko made it 3 for Union Sportive Douala. (1-3)
APEJES came back at extra time to reduce score through substitute Elisee Mbouol Iwoul in the 92nd minute.

Mysoccer24 game statistics

1)Captain Samuel Nlend of Union of Douala is a “trojan horse” to teams from the centre region.So far,he has scored 6 goals and all these goals have been scored against teams from the Centre region. (1 against YAFOOT FC, 2 against AS Fortuna, 1 against Eding and 1 against APEJES of Mfou)Seven things to learn from this match:

Captain nlend Samuel, the trojan horse

2) Union boosts their win record over APEJES.
The two clubs have met 9 times and Union has won 4 times while APEJES records 2 wins; 3 draws between both sides. This is Union’s second away victory over APEJES (the 1st was a 1-2 win on march 15th 2015.
The last time Union scored 3 times in a game against APEJES dates as far back as on the 23rd of march 2014 when Union beat APEJES 3-0 at the Douala Reunification stadium.

3) Seko Seko is a multipurpose player
The Togolese player seems to multiply himself on the picth of play. Initially placed as a right back, Seko Seko throughout this match will occupy several positions, right back, right wing atatcker and occasional midfielder. He ended up scoring the winning goal at the 89th minute

4)Tchayi Cyrille and Nlend Samuel scored against Apejes, it is the second time the duo have netted together in a game this season. The other occasion was against another center region side in YAFOOT FC.

5)Union’s win over Apejes means the Nassara have defeated clubs from 4(Apejes-Center,New Stars-Littoral,Feutcheu-west,Colombe-South region) of the 6 regions involved in this year’s championship. Only Cotonsport is the only club with wins over clubs from all the regions involved.

6)Union conceded twice against Apejes,creating an unwanted record of conceding goals against all center regional clubs USD have faced this season.

APEJES of Mfou

7)Nlend Samuel of Union Sportive of Douala had a hand in all 3 goals for the afternoon. He scored the first and assisted the other 2.He becomes just the 4th player this season to have a hand in 3 goals.

Marius Mouandilmadji of Cotonsport (3 goals against Stade Renard),Junior Mbai of Dragon (3 goals against YAFOOT FC) and Raymond Kamleu of Unisport (2 goals and 1 assist against Eding Sport FC)

Union ends the first round of the 2017/18 League one season in a comfortable 5th position with 27 points while their host APEJES of Mfou is ranked 14th with 18 points.

Union of Douala

The second round of the Mtn Elite One league is scheduled for may 13th 2018.

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