14 times Congolese Champions, AS Vita club has had a recognizance session this Saturday at the yaounde military stadium, ahead of their CAF Champions League clash with Cameroon side UMS of Loum on Sunday.

The 2018 Confederation up runners who boast in their ranks veteran Cameroonian shot stopper, Nelson Lukong Bongaman, who will captain Vita this Sunday, in what will be the congolese sides third ever game on Cameroonian soil.

Speaking to the press in Yaounde, Nelson Lukong said “Coming to play in my home soil, I’m very happy. It’s also like a visit for me”. Asked about the objectives of AS Vita club in this year’s CAF Champions League, Lukong said “first of all, we need to go to the group stage, from there we can look whatever will come our way“.

UMS will be in their third Champions League participation and Lukong thinks they are a side to be worry about. “I know that UMS is a young team and they have been doing well in the Cameroon Championship. We are not neglecting the match. We will take the match very serious and you know Vita club is a very big club and we also have more experience than UMS of Loum, so we need to do something more better”.

Lukong Nelson has been with AS Vita club since 2008, and has captain the team for the past four seasons. Despite his remarkable performance for the Congolese giants, he has never been called up to the Cameroon national team, but he thinks there is no pressure playing on Cameroonian soil. “You know that in football, it is always good to do something better especially when you come to play on your home soil, but it’s no pressure for me. I will do what I always do”

Born on October 31, 1980, the 38 year old Goalkeeper, Lukong Nelson Bongaman, joined AS Vita club in 2008, after catching the eye of Vita’s management in Congo, during a CAF game while he was still in the books of Cameroon side Astres of Douala. The native Kumbo in the Northwest region of Cameroon, has had lots of experience in Cameroon, during his time with Kumbo Strikers, Mount Cameroon FC and Astres of Douala.

AFESEH APONG
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