The current 2019/20 Elite one championship season has created numerous statistics and records. Mysoccer24.com fact book throws more light on the the top three clubs with the longest winless runs so far this season.
3) Cotonsport of Garoua
The 15 times champion of Cameroon is witnessing one of its worst seasons of its history in the top flight. Its surprising to see Coton sport on such a list but football is round as it can be kicked to any direction.
COTON SPORT’S WINLESS RUN
- 8 games without a win (match days 17 to 24)
- 5 draws
- 3 defeats.
Nevertheles, Coton Sport currently runner’s up with 46 points, one point behind league leaders PWD Bamenda but with one more game played. The team from the left bank of the Benue river has collected just 4 points from a possible 12 in their last four matches before the championship got suspended owing to the outbreak of the coronavirus.
Why Cotonsport was winless in 8 matches.
Coton sport’s winless run came during the period of CHAN preparations as close to six of their key players were called for the intermediate lions team.
Key players in the likes of Thomas Etah Bawack, Alphones Tchuente, Simon Omossola, Ebongue Yannick, Abega Mbarga Pascal and Banga Bienvenue have been very busy with numerous calls with the intermediate lions, leaving the team with second class players promoted from the team’s academy . These youngsters couldn’t match the talent of the regulars and the ever great pressure from the fans would lead toa period of doubts. This, can explain the club’s unprecedented winless run.
More so, the appointment of Coach Emmanuel Ndoumbe Bosso as assistant coach of the intermediate lions made things worst for the Garoua boys. The coach seemed to be more concerned with his job at the intermediate lions, leaving the club to be catered for by the goalkeeper’s coach. Coton Sport finally fired Ndoumbe Bosso, bringing in Souleymanou Aboubakar who tried to bring in a new speech to the players.
The top management of Coton Sport has been subjected to numerous criticism as the fans rosed against their methods. Coton sport seemed to lack ambition as the club sold it’s best goal scorer at mid season in the peraon of Leon Tchuente, providing no replacement to match up with the less inspired veteran striker Daouda Kamilo who has scored just 4 goals this season.
2) Tonnerre Kalara club of Yaounde
After an 11 game unbeaten run, Tonnerre sets high standards at the beginning of the season but things gradually crumbled as the club was unable to maintain the pace.
TONNERRE’S WINLESS RUN
- 8 games without a win (match day 20-28)
- 2 draws
- 6 defeats
This winless run came to an end on match day 28 with a 2–1 win against Stade Renarde of Melong.
Tonnerre recorded just 5 points from a possible 15 in their last 5 games.
With such winless run, Tonnerre presently occupies the 17th spot with 32 points and two points from safety.
Why Tonnerre was winless in 8 games.
Administrative division within the club could be attributed to their long winless run as the team made headlines at preseason for the wrong reasons with 2 fractions training in two camps. With such disunity at the club, the players can not give in 100% performance. Some members of the unfavoured fraction were seen in the stands throwing slangs on the player’s. All tbese culminated to produce an uneasy atmosphere within the club.
Financial problems too could also be a factor for this winless run as the team toiled financially; at times arriving the stadium in taxis, 30 minutes to kickoff time.
Difficult choice of players:
Durig this time frame, Tonnerre’s goal poacher Gregoire Nkama was less inspired and the team struggled with changes of goalkeepers and coaches. A situation tbat kept rhe club in doubts.
1) AS Fortuna FC of Mfou
Its no surprise to see AS Fortuna of Mfou on the list of longest winless runs of the season. This is a team that occupied the last spot of the elite one log for over four months.
AS FORTUNA WINLESS RUN
- 12 games without a win (match days 3-15)
- 5 draws
- 7 defeats
Their winless run started on Match 3 with a 1–1 draw with Avion and ended on Match day 15 with a 1-0 win over Canon.
Though the winless run, there is still light at the end of the tunnel as AS Fortuna presently occupies the 14 th spot with 34 points after harvesting 13 points from a possible 18 in their last 6 games.
Why AS Fortuna was winless in 12 matches.
Some degree of il-luck on the part of AS Fortuna played to their disadvantage. Though being an offensive side masterminded by Thierry Akono Akono alongside Ako Assomo and Vandelin Eloundou , the team could have been a threat to other teams but with the absence of luck, lack of confidence from the players themselves could partially account for the longest winless run of the season.
Managerial lapses is also a factor to consider. The omnipresent club president Roger Noah had recruited “2 main coaches” ; one main coach who prepares the players during training sessions but can’t sit on the bench on match day because he doesn’t possess the necessary diplomas to train an elite one club and the second main coach who sits on the bench on match day.
A glaring example of the player’s mindset is the game played against Bamboutus Fc on Match day 19. AS Fortuna were held down on home soil on 2-2 draw after a 2 goal lead which they managed till the 90th minute and in the scope of 3 minutes of additional time, conceded 2 goals from Pange Lobe and Arouna Dang.
With the suspension of all sporting competitions in the country, these clubs can still safe their season when the league resumes.
UNIFFAC: Ousmanou Christophe summons John Bosco and 29 others
Sports Writer Mysoccer24.com
The head coach of the U20 lions of Cameroon Ousmanou Christophe has summoned 30 baby lions for an 11 day training camp.
The training camp is expected to run from November 25 to December 06, 2020, as the U20 lions prepare for Zonal UNIFFAC U20 tournament. Prominent among the players summoned are PWD’s Midfielder, Nchindo John Bosco, APEJES’ Yahaya Abdoulaye and Alioum Moubarak.
The list constitutes three Goalkeepers, eight defenders, 14 Midfielders and five forwards.
(2)Mamoudou Ahmada (cotonsport)
(3)Essono Ondobo (Oyili FC)
(4)Kotto Samuel (APEJES)
(5)Meyapa Fongain (Fauve Azur)
(6)Tchinda Cahill (YAFOOT)
(7)Logui Penda (AS Fortuna)
(8)Dassi Dimitri (Njalla Quan Sports Academy)
(9)Mfouatah Nasser (Dragon)
(10)Dibongo Junior Yvan (Dragon)
(11) Ibrahim Seidou (Fauve Azur)
(12)Ambina Fidel (Renaissance of Ngoumou)
(13)Amadou Daouda (Oyili FC)
(14)Ikpeme Stephen (Djiko FC)
(15)Tchamba Ngassam (Huberlot FC)
(16) Alioum Moubarak (Sahel of Maroua)
(17)Onana Séverin (AS Fortuna)
(18) Nchindo John Bosco (PWD Bamenda)
(19)Pam Bémol (APEJES)
(20) Yahaya Abdoulaye (APEJES)
(21) Bourbaki Sidiki (Union Sportive of Douala)
(22)Enow Brandon (Cotonsport)
(23)Medou Bella (Lausanne Sports)
(24) Atimele A Mbeleck (Eding Sport)
(25)Ngassick Christian (Azur FC)
(26)Milla Kevin (Renaissance of Ngoumou)
(27)Etouga Mballa Franck (AS Fortuna)
(28)Kadoum Essono (Foundation Tafi)
(29) Moubarak Moussa (Sahel of Maroua)
(30) Sunday Junior Njang (Eding Sport)
All the players summoned to take part in this training camp, ply their trade at home.
Bamboutos FC holding Mark O’Ojong back
Reported to be in Tunisia in anticipation for a two-year deal with US Tataouine, Mark O’Ojong is being held back by parent club Bamboutos FC.
The 23 year old is yet to receive a formal ‘okay’ from Bamboutos FC, who at this point, are bargaining for a higher pay package.
The 23-year-old is seriously engaged with Tataouine as he has played in some preseason friendlies already.
The player however, has written to the club together with his entourage and expects a reply by Wednesday.
Bamboutos’ president, Dr. Roger Ngoula, has to put his signature on already compiled documents, but seems too busy.
O’Ojong Mark scored three goals and a couple of assists in as many matches for Bamboutos last season. His on – field heroics gave him the right to captain the Intermediate Lions till early October.
Mysoccer24.com however keeps tracking the developments to keep her readers up to speed with the situation.
Pagou wins tactical battle as PWD holds up Al Ahli
Sports Writer Mysoccer24.com
Cameroon league one champions PWD Social football Club of Bamenda has played a zero all tie with Al Ahli Tripoli, in the return leg friendly, at the Tripoli International stadium on Saturday afternoon.
PWD defeated Al Ahli 2#1 in the first leg last Wednesday, and coming into Saturday’s game, coach David Pagou made a tactical shift, opting for a back four, instead of his usual back three formation.
Burinyuy Derrick was recalled into the starting XI after watching Wednesday’s game on the bench. Basile Yamkam was brought to his usual right back position, after operating at a wing forward during Wednesday’s game.
Coach Pagou choosed to sacrifice a Midfielder, Aboubakar Mohammed from his starting XI of last Wednesday, so as to accommodate four at the back. He equally preferred a more technical and pacey Enyegue François to start, while he prepared Mbah Louiz and Fegue Omgba to do the dirty job in the last quarter of the game.
As home side Al Ahli executed a whopping seven substitutions in the game, coach David Pagou stayed calm, and only brought in Fegue Omgba and Mbah Louiz in the last quarter of the game to reinforce his Midfield, sacrificing a wing forward (Tchaoua Leger) and young Midfielder, Enyegue François.
Pagou’s game plan largely centered around staying solid at the back, two holding Midfielders, Ndeh Collins and Vincent Paul Ngondi to cut off the offensive from Al Ahli, while Nchindo John Bosco, Tchaoua Leger and Billy Samin, negotiated all the counter attacks.
PWD’s back four showed great Resilience and a good reading of the game. Nyaba Brian was at the top of his game, as he made a series of goal serving tackles. Burinyuy Derrick was unbeatable in one on one duels.
Leaving Tripoli with a win and a draw from two games, it will not be an overstatement to say that David Pagou has pulled another tactical masterpiece.
Reacting to the game, coach Pagou said;
“It was a CAF standard game, so we’re happy for the results. We thank Al Ahli and the Libyian football federation for this opportunity. We will go back to Yaoundé with good memories of Libya”.
The Abakwa Boys return to Cameroon on Sunday and will immediately go camping in Limbe, ahead of their CAF Champions league preliminary round fixture against Kaizer Chiefs of South Africa.
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