The samba boys of Tiko have left behind an unbroken reality in the history of anglophone teams as long as the Cameroon professional league is concerned so far.
It was founded in the early 1960s as C.D.C Tiko. During the late 70s and early 80s, its parent company, the Cameroon Development Corporation gradually relinquished sponsorship. Tea cultivation, being the main company’s product was eventually taken over by a citizen cooperative in Tiko. It was then renamed Tiko United.
In 2009, the club won the Cameroon Première Division for the first time in its history and a place in CAF Champions League in 2010. Click here
How real was Tiko United?
Well pronounced when they made way into the division one championship in Cameroon and decided to make and keep history during the 2008/2009 season as they emerged the champions at the end of the season. The championship title no anglophone team has ever taken.
What made them famous?
It should be noted that despite their fight in the just paused regional league due to the world wide covid-19 epidemic the Samba Boys kept an unforgettable sheet during their reign at the elite one as follows:
They played a total of 26 games winning 12 and gaining one due to match malpracticing from Aigle Royal of Menoua making it 13 games of 3points each.
How were their victories?
It was a formidable success as they had a majority of 7 home wins and 6 away victories with the most enjoyable being the 4-0 win over Fuvu football club of Baham and slim victories of 1-0 as they trashed Mt Cameroon of Buea both home and away.
Although the above stats signifies their glorious moments, it should be noted that they went through difficult moments as well as humiliating times too.
They recorded a total of 10 draws with 6 on home ground and 4 on away basis which was much preferably than loosing.
Out of the 10 matches they drew, one had 4 goals that was 2-2 against Sable on match day 13 and the least with a goaless tie.
Was that all?
Wins are enjoyable, draws are encouraging but it’s discouraging when you loose worst of it when you loose in a humiliating manner.
During the season the Samba Boys lost 3games in total with none on home soil and their most humiliating defeat was to Sable 5-1 on the last day of play though they recorded a 2-2 draw at home to same team on match day 13.
Theyended the season with a total of 48points with a total of 29 goals scored, 19 conceeded giving them 10 goals to their credit.
What must I know?
Tiko United is the only anglophone team to have the Cameroon league title to their credit and it should be noted that they made their successful days mostly at home with 7 home wins, 21 home goals, 6 home draws and 0 home loose.
Where Are The Samba Boys?
It’s been years since the Samba Boys reigned as they gradually went down the drain from league one in 2013 to league two and to the regional league in 2014.
Since they arrived the regional league never have we heard of their appearance at the level of the national Inter-pool but they are still fighting.
Can dry bones rise again?
Tiko United Alias Samba Boys are currently working on new tactics to see how they can come to lamp light when soccer is concerned as they are group G leaders in the south west regional league with 10point after 4 matches played with 3 victories and a draw.
Soccer pondits in the south west region are not certain yet on whether who can make soccer sweet in the region.
Can the Samba Boys make the difference? Why not if not.
Let’s wait and see.
CAMEROON Indomitable Lions: The list of 32 players preselected by Antonio Conceiçao Olivera
Cameroon’s indomitable lion’s gaffer Antonio Conceiçao Olivera, has released through Facebook a list of 32 preselected players for two International friendlies that will take place during the October 2020 FIFA window.
The indomitable lions have 2 big challenges ahead as they face Africa’s reigning champions Algeria and Asian dragons Japan in what will be the first Post COVID-19 matches.
Colombe of Dja and Lobo FC: 5 keynotes to retain from the General Assembly
Colombe FC of Dja and Lobo FC held its ordinary generally assembly on Sunday 23rd of August 2020 to mark the preparation of the 2020-2021 football season.
Through this GA which initially had to take place at the city council hall but was finally delocalized to the CPDM party hall where the only elite club from the South Region of Cameroon made public its ambition of wining a national trophy at the end of the season.
5 key points are to be drawn from this ordinary general assembly.
1)The executive committee headed by the president of the administrative council André Noel Essian has been entirely kept in place.
2) A budget of 118.000.000FCFA was approved for the 2020/2021 season.
3) A clarification on the legal status of Colombe of Dja and Lobo by president André Noel Essian reminded the audience that Colombe FC of Dja and Lobo is not the property fo the Sangmelima council but a club that belongs to the sons and daughters of the Dja and Lobo division and by extension to all the children of the south region.
4) The Colombe fan club came in support of the management board gratifying the team with a new set of kits to the players and staff. The fan club now will be entitled to the selling of membership cards in collaboration with the club’s treasurer.
5) With 9 goals and 3 assists, Man Ykre Dangmo was voted club’s best player of the last season that saw Colombe at its best since the club’s ascension into the elite championship (finishing 3rd after the league was abandoned due to the Coronavirus pandemic).
Colombe FC with its 13 new recruits under the auspices of its new gaffer, Jules Abah Onana will have the task of creating history for the club by winning a national trophy this season.
CAF Qualifiers: A busy 12 Months for Cameroon’s Indomitable Lions (November 2020 to November 2021).
The indomitable of Cameroon will face a busy twelve months in both the AFCON and world cup qualifiers to begin from November 2020 to November 2021.
This comes after CAF and FIFA had to revise the two competitions in light of the Coronavirus pandemic outbreak which halted many sporting activities in the continent.
Cameroon like any other country in Africa, will be involved in both the AFCON and world cup qualifiers to begin in November 2020 to November 2021.
Cameroon’s Indomitable lions resume their AFCON qualifiers this November 2020, with a double header against Mozambique in their 3rd & 4th round matches while, in March next year, Antonio Conceicao’s charges will play their 5th and 6th round matches against Cape Verde islands and Rwanda respectively.
Though Cameroon have qualified automatically as host, the lions are engaged in the qualifiers so as to gain more game time.
With the AFCON qualifiers not a serious business per say, the world cup qualifiers will be the most difficult adventure for coach Antonio Conceicao as the Indomitable Lions will have to play Mozambique, Malawi and one of Africa’s best representatives at the world cup in recent times “the Elephants” of Ivory coast in the world cup qualifiers to begin in May 2021.
It should be noted that, the top teams of each of the groups will qualify for the play offs which have been scheduled for November 2021.
With the absence of the Indomitable Lions in Russia 2018, football lovers in Cameroon are hoping that Antonio Conceicao will be the man to take Cameroon to the promise land.
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