The South West Regional Championship is back, as matches counting for day 6 have been programmed for this weekend in stadia across the region. The writer looks at the stakes of Pools A, B and C.
After 3 games played, H. O Academy tops with 7 points, followed by Prisons and Cinyodev with 4 points each. Only Mount Cameroon FC is yet to win a game, as they have just one point.
Saturday May 22, 2021
H. O Academy vs Mount Cameroon FC (BGS field Buea, 1:30pm)
A top vs bottom clash at the BGS field in Buea. H. O Academy will be looking for a win that will put them one step closer to mini inter pool qualification, while Mount Cameroon FC will be in search for their first win of the campaign after picking just one point in their last three league matches. In the reverse fixture between the two teams, H. O Academy beat Mount Cameroon FC 3-0. With relegation at stake for the lava boys, the game promises to provide fireworks.
Cinyodev FA vs Prisons FC (BGS field Buea, 3:30pm).
The battle for who is the nearest challangers to H. O Academy is on, as Cinyodev FA host Prisons FC in an intense local Derby. Prisons beat Cinyodev 6-0 in the reverse fixture last December, but the wheels have so far fell off after picking just one point in their last two games. For Cinyodev, they are a side of rebirth. Ever since that 0-6 defeat, they have been unbeaten in 6 games in all competitions this calender year. With such form, this could a huge mountain to climb for the home boys.
Continental FA 7points
Buea United 6 points
Catholic University SA 2 points
University of Buea FC 1 point
Dynamic FC (forfeiture)
Sunday May 23, 2021
Buea United vs University of Buea FC (BGS field Buea, 1:30pm)
Buea United, the nearest challangers to Continental FA will have to do justice to themselves when they take on the University of Buea FC. They have 6 points so far in three matches and one point behind leaders Continental FA. For University of Buea FC they are not having a good season this far. They have only 1 point in three games. They lost 3-1 in the reverse fixture to Buea United. With relegation loading on their side, they could spoil the party for the Mountain boys.
Continental FA vs Catholic University SA (BGS field Buea, 3:30pm)
Continental FA’s Unbeaten Run in all competitions finally came to an end during the cup of Cameroon preliminaries with two back to back defeats to Best Stars Academy and Options Sport Academy. Despite the end of the unbeaten run, their unbeaten streak in the league is still alive (8games unbeaten), and will want to continue with the same spirit. Standing on their way is Catholic University SA who are the only team to get a point off Continental this season. They have two points in three games, but with a 1-1 draw during the first round, Catholic University might do the unthinkable.
NQSA 9 points
LIFCA 6 points
ISOHSA 3 points
ISOSHA vs FUSSA (Limbe community field, 3:30pm)
The bottom two of Pool C clash as they strive to keep their regional league status alive. ISOHSA won the reverse fixture forfeiture. FUSSA never showed up and so ISOHSA won by penalties, gained three points and three goals. But since then, they are yet to record a point nor score a goal in the league. For FUSSA, the situation is even worst, as they have lost all three group games, as they tail the group with 0point. So a win for either side will put them in a comfortable position to maintain their regional league status.
Sunday May 23, 2021
LIFCA vs NQSA (Limbe community field, 1:30pm)
The two titans of the group collide in what is a very important game of the season for both teams. For LIFCA, a win for them will put them level on 9 points with NQSA, while a win for NQSA will put Academicians 6 points clear off the top of the log. NQSA beat LIFCA 2-1 in the reverse fixture. Though NQSA lost two straight games during the cup of Cameroon preliminaries, they can still over shadow their opponents.
Players To Watch
Vincent Ashu Ebai of H. O is man to watch against Mount Cameroon FC. He has three goals to his name this far. While for Mount Cameroon FC, Sona Ekobe and Kang Kelvin are the scorers of Mount Cameroon’s two goals this season and will be the key men for the lava boys.
Graham Mbong, Motutu Junior, and Gilbert Tabi have been the pillars of Cinyodev FA after the 6-0 defeat to Prisons FC. While Prisons FC’s Mborog Collins, and Elonge Moki will also be good ingredients for this Prisons FC side. There are reports loading that Ekema Njoku will not part of the game against Cinyodev FA due to injury.
Buea United’s Collins Mayi, Agbor Oben, Marcus Nkwelle and Brownsmith Tataw will be stand out players for the Mountain boys.
Robert Mboungka, Dieudonne Younyi, Ako Tabe have contributed greatly to Continental FA’s form this season, and will be impact players for the Gra Gra boys. While NQSA Louis Kimbi, Moutsio Ulrich and Noble Tobacco are men to watch for the academicians. With three league goals for Kimbi, he will be a trait to LIFCA’s defense.