It is increasingly clear that the final of the 2019 edition of the football cup of Cameroon, will be stage on Sunday June 30, 2019, citing a post on a Facebook page purportedly that of the minister of Sports and physical education, Narcisse Moulle Kombi. The final will pit Stade Renard of Melong, against AS FAP of Yaounde, in what will be the first ever final for the two sides.
They will be fighting to take over from Eding Sports of the Lekie, as Cameroon Champions. It has been a long journey for the two sides, as they approach the finish line, and errors will not be tolerated in the closing stage of the race.
We at kick442.com have decided to trace the journey of the Finalists, in this year’s edition of the Cameroon cup.
We start with AS FAP of Yaounde, a team that dominated the league two Championship, but unfortunately buckled towards the end of the campaign, and failed to book a place for the top tier. Their ambitions were quickly shifted to the Cameroon cup, and they had to pull down giants, Cotonsport of Garoua, UMS of Loum, AS Fortuna and also AS Etoa Meki and New styles of Bameka, in order to make it to the final. In five cup matches, they team won two on post_match penalty shootout, and kept four clean sheets.
STADE RENARD OF MELONG.
For Stade Renard of Melong, they too failed to impress in title Playoffs in the league one championship, but had a fairy tale ride in the Cameroon cup. They brought down New Stars of Douala, Dragon Sportive of Yaounde, Fovu club of Baham, YAFOOT FC and Littoral third tier side, Donlap Academy. The passing on to glory of their shot stopper Tayiwoh Princewill (May his soul Rest in peace), gave them more determination, to fight for an accolade, to honor their teammate.
ROAD TO THE FINAL.
Stade Renard 3#1 Donlap Academy.
FAP VS New Style of Bameka (New style abesent)
Stade Renard 2#1 YAFOOT
FAP 1#1 UMS ((7-6 Pen)
Stade Renard 2#1 New Stars.
FAP 0#0 As Fortuna (5#3) pen
FAP 2#0 COTONSPORT
Stade Renard 2#0 FOVU
FAP 3#0 ETOA MEKI
STADE RENARD 1#1 (4 #3 on penalties) Dragon.
The Cameroon cup final always comes to put an end to the sporting season in Cameroon, and is usually played in December. But with recent modifications on the CAF calendar, all countries are forced to readjust their calendars.
The final is always presided over by the head of State, president Paul Biya. But given that he is currently out of the country, many opinions holds that the prime minister, Joseph Dion Ngoute may sit in as chairman of the occasion. No official communication has been done by the ministry of Sports as far as the final is concern.
Kick442.com keeps tracking events as the they unfolds.