Elite One: UMS vs Colombe Preview: Can Colombe Stop UMS in its Ascension?

Ums loum (9th) lock horns  with Colombe of Dja and lobo(8th) at the molyko stadium  in Buea, recently opened to host elite one games after the Loum municipal  stadium  had been suspended. Both sides have registered 8 points so far in the league.

Recent form:

After a difficult  start and a changes on the coaching  bench, UMS is gradually  coming back into the game. The players of Dieudonne Nke have recorded  2 defeats, 2 wins and 1 draw in their last 5 outings. Haven’t not lost a game in their last 3 appearances,  UMS will be hoping for another positive  results against Colombe.

Colombe of Djam and labour are coming to Buea with much confidence after their recent win over Fetched on match day 6. The club has gotten variant results in their last 5 games with 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 defeat. Colombe’s administration have finally paid all bonuses to players which will certainly be  a booster for the boys from Dja and Lobo.

Colombe of Dja and Lobo
Colombe of Dja and Lobo

Head to head

Both clubs have met on 4 occasions since Colombe’s ascension in the top tier in 2017. It has been 2 wins for UMS, 1 win for Colombe and 1 game ending in a  draw. Last season, UMS had the upper hand with an away win and a home draw against Colombe.

Players to watch

UMS of loum is a compact team with much physicality and would test Colombe’s defensive strength in this game.
UMS Loum will be counting on  Bouba Yindui and Francis Joel Tombi to get the goals while Colombe will rest on Fabrice Onana, Christian Fack and Man Ykre.

Nkede’s predictions:

The game being played on a neutral pitch (Molyko Stadium in Buea) UMS will not have the support of its local fan base but the club has won games away from home.  Colombe’s administration has settled the players financially and this will certainly be a booster. Each team has the tools for a win but I see UMS as s favourites to win this game by 1-0. This because Colombe might not whistand the physical nature of UMS’s game that always puts a physical impact on its opponents. Colombe’s players are not physically tough but more technical. But it won’t be enough to conquer Dieudonné Nke’s UMS.


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