Sunday 18th MARCH 2018
COTON SPORT Complex in Garoua.
15H30: Cotonsport Garoua(4th) – New Stars Douala(17th)
Since New Stars got promoted to the first tier of Cameroon football, they have clashed with modern giants Cotonsport of Garoua 12 times. In those 12 games, Cotonsport have recorded 6 victories, 3 for New Stars and 3 matches ending on a parity score.
New Stars of Douala have suffered defeats in all of their 6 games away to Cotonsport since the New Stars became a top flight club. Cotonsport striker and captain Kamilou Daouda is the source of New Stars headache. Kamilou has scored 4 goals in his last 2 games against News stars.
Kamilou goes into this game on a goal drought of 4 games without scoring this season though he already has 3 goals to his name this season.
Going into this game, New Stars is ranked 17th while Cotonsport is 4th.
Cotonsport have picked up 7 points in their last 3 games while New Stars have not fetch a point in their last 3 games with all 3 games ending in a defeat.
Cotonsport of Garoua have scored 9 goals this campaign with 19 year Striker Marius Mouandilmadji hitting the back of the net on more occasions this season than the entire New Stars squad. (Marius 4 goals scored and New Stars have 3 goals scored)
No team has suffered 4 consecutive defeats this season. There is certainly a rendez with history in Garoua this weekend.That is;If New Stars suffer another defeat then Kouoh Bille and Nnouck Henri Minka’s team will be the first club to lose 4 in a bounce this season but if they beat or draw against Moise Sakava, Ousmaila Baba and Co then it will be the first time New Stars is doing so in Garoua.
Midfielder Thierry Makon and defender Serge Andoulo of Cotonsport will be facing their former club just like New Stars current captain Nnouck Minka.
LIMBE CENTENARY STADIUM
15H30: BAMBOUTOS(11th) – DRAGON(16th)
It promises to be a cracker.
Bamboutos come into this fixture wounded. A home defeat in this last outing against Apejes plus a form guide of 1 win their last 4 games with 4 points from possible 12 while The Dragons are equally eager to win given their form of no win in 4 games with just 1 point won from possible 12 points in their last 4 games.
Bamboutos have not defeated Dragon Yaoundé since Dragon came back to the first tier of Cameroon football in 2014 .In 6 games played since then,Dragon have 4 wins and 2 draws to show for.
Dragon travel to Limbe for the second time this season after failing to win despite taking the lead in their last Limbe game this season against USD.
Just 3 points separate this two clubs with home side Bamboutos on 9 points from 7 games while away side Dragon FC have 6 points from 7 games.
The real area of interest will be in the Bamboutos half, Bamboutos Congolese defender Eude Le Blanc Minkala to Battle it out with intermediate Lion striker Herve Steve Bonnie Elame. Bonnie has 3 goals to his account this season and defender Le Blanc have 1.
Another Area of interest will be in the Dragon right wing will flying winger Efon Fafa vs full back Yvan Djessi. Equally watch out for the duel between captain Ekollo Malolo of Dragon and William Essadjo. Can you ignore Rene Ndi??????
Will Bamboutos get their first win over Dragon and first in the south west this season or Dragon will end her run of 4 games without a win?????
Coach Albert Charlemagne Mbongo vs Richard Towa.Limbe will vibrate.
Bafang municipal Stadium.
15H30: UNISPORT(5th)- USD(8th)
Both clubs go into this one with huge desire to win.Union 1 win in 3 while Unisport have suffered 1 defeat in 3. Unisport have an advantage in that they stay at home and USD played a midweek game while Unisport didn’t.
For the head to head, 1 fact can’t be ignored; Unisport has not record a win in any of their last 6 games against Union Sportive Douala. 5 of these games have ended in a draw and the other on the 21st of August 2016 USD beat Unisport FC by 2 goals to 1 in Douala. 4 of the last 5 games between this clubs have ended goalless but given the current form of these clubs this one will have goals. Watch out for Serge Seko, Cedric Abogo and James Olufade of USD why not Bangwen Frederic of Unisport in this one.
Molyko Omnisport stadium
15H30: ASTRES(6th)- FOVU(2nd)
Two very organized clubs have an appointment in Buea.
Astres fresh from a win against Union Sportive last Sunday take on newly promoted Fovu that looks very interested in the title race. Fovu club of Baham have 14 points from 7 games going into this game while Astres are on 10 points from 7 games.
This clubs have had 18 previous top flight confrontations with Fovu emerging victorious in 7, 4 wins for Astres and 7 draw games.
Astres of Douala have scored 5 goals in their last 7 league one games while Fovu have scored 8 goals in 7.
Only UMS have prevented Fovu from scoring a goal this season.
The veritable duel in this duel will be between Fovu’s strong man at the back Brown Ngayawou and Astres FC forward Ngon A Tiati.
Watch out for the 2 goalkeepers Collins Maifainya of Astres is a safe hand just like best goalkeeper for match day 7 Fovu’s Mahop.
Coach Nankam Olivier of Astres vs Souleymanu Aboubakar Fovu expect it to spit fire.
Municipal Stadium in Loum
15H30: UMS(3rd) – FEUTCHEU(1st)
Two young clubs with big dreams clash.
UMS of loum first saw day light in 2010 and a year later Feutcheu FC of Djiko Bandjoun came alive.
Great start of the season so far. Both clubs go into the game with Feutcheu FC on 14 points from 7 games while UMS Loum is on 13 points from the same number of games.
Both clubs scored 3 goals in their last outing and UMS of Loum go into this game with a record of not conceding a goal in their last 4 games and scoring 6 times while Feutcheu FC have scored 6 goals and conceded 5 in the same period. This clubs have clashed just twice in the topflight with UMS Loum recording a 1 nil win at home last season and the away game finished on a virgin score. So in form Feutcheu FC is still looking for her first goal against UMS. UMS Defender Djomo Cedric Landry faces his former club and will have a hot potatoes to handle in Franklin Nguea Tchebemou. Tchebemou and Djomo were both nominated in the best XI of match day 7.
Another duel with be at the center of the pack between Feutcheu FC midfield maestro Richard Ebongue and UMS LOUM accelerator Nicolas Abanda Koa.
Willy Stephen Nnameji, Joseph Momaso, Toko Toko Eric and Ashu Tambe are all nes to watch out for.
Military stadium in Yaoundé
16H00: Apejes(14th)- Stade Renard(13th).
Close to call clash. Both clubs go into this game after a moral boosting win. Apejes picked up their first win of the season in match day 7 away to Bamboutos while Renard won for the first time since match day 1 last weekend at home to Colombe.
Stade Renard is in her 2nd top flight campaign since after Apejes was created.Thus this clubs have clashed just twice in elite 1 with both of them winning by the same scoreline at home. Last season Apejes first visited Melong on match 1st of match and left with a 2 nil defeat and the reverse fixture in Yaoundé on the 28 June produced the same results for host Apejes.
The players to watch here include Brandon Simon Mukete with 2 goals already, Joel Kofana and Acha Leonard for Apejes while for Stade Renard Tamo Giresse Tinwo is obviously the main man with 4 goals in 7 appearances this term.
Coach of match Day 7, Herman Oumarou Sokba vs Coach of Match day 1 Laurent George Djam.
Stadium at the CAF excellence center in Mbankomo
15H30: EDING Sport FC(10th)- AS FORTUNA(8th)
Newly promoted AS Fortuna versus defending champions Eding Sport FC.
It is the first time this clubs are meeting in a top flight game but its important to note that in the build up to this season Fortuna was the only club to beat Eding Sport FC twice.
Eding FC have won only 1 of her last 5 games while AS Fortuna have lost just 1 of her last 5 encounters. Eding Sport FC is hungry for victory just like Fortuna that were shock losers in match day 7 against YAFOOT FC.
Watch out for the duel between Fortuna Forward, Abdel Salam Mefira vs and Eding Sport defender Ngombe Etame.
Another duel will be at center circle between “Fortuna’s angel” Gabriel Appplonaire Kack Kack and Eding Sport FC heart Atangana Mvondo.
13H30: YAFOOT(15th) – AIGLE(18th)
YAFOOT FC vs Aigle is a new page given YAFOOT is newly promoted. YAFOOT go into it with renewed confidence following their surprise win over AS Fortuna last weekend while Aigle hope to open a new chapter. No goal scored and no win is what new boss Minkro Birwe is expected to stop.
Atangana Ngandi vs Minkro Birwe. Interesting.
15H30: COLOMBE(12th) – YOSA(7th)
It will be the 3rd time in the top flight that these 2 clubs are coming up against each other given the fact that Colombe only got back to the top flight for the first time in 23 years 2 seasons ago.
In the games of last season, YOSA won by 2 goals to zero at home and Colombe did same in the reverse fixture. Both clubs played away from home in match day 7 and suffered a 1 nil defeat to their host. A point put YOSA above Colombe on 9 points after 7 games. Colombe have scored thrice this season while YOSA have scored just twice.
Expect a low scoring game. Thierry Mettomo vs Doumbe Bosso.
Paul Valentin Mengue Tsogo of Colombe to play against his former club.
2 coaches open a new chapter this weekend. Newly appointed Ebwelle Bertin of Cotonsport of Garoua and the man he replaced who is now at Aigle Royal Minkro Birwe.
Its another weekend. Let the round object generate its usual passion.
Mysoccer24.com will be with you next week for another dose of the Cameroon premier league preview.
ANGU LESLEY N. A.