Some regulars were missing in FAP’s starting XI, like captain MAHAMAT who was on the bench, and their regular goalkeeper, Pierre Mpatoutou,who was completely missing from the squad.
When center referee Afang Frankline sounded his whistle for the start of the game, things look balanced for both sides, till the 4th minutes, when Jules Hypolite Thio Tadoum intercepted a ball around the Midfield and raced pass Abdoulaye Alingar and Frederick Batamack, before unleashing a shot which was saved by goalkeeper Christian Aristide Mbebe, though the rebound again came to Jules Hypolite, who slotted it home, to put Stade Renard on the front foot.
Stade Renard had goalkeeper Yannick Letizi Epane to thank at the eighth minutes, when he beautifully prevented FAP’s attempt to put the game on a parity.
Guy Bertrand Dinga became the first player to get into the referee’s books at the 23rd minutes, when he was booked for a nasty challenge on Auguste Moudongo.
FAP looked more settled in the game, multiplying several onslaughts in Stade Renard’s camp. In one of such moves, League two top scorer, Frederick Etoum Bang was fouled on the edge of Stade Renard’s box, but referee Afang Frankline let play on, as Achille MBA’s 33rd minutes shot was too powerful for Yannick Epane Epane to stop. With a one all scoreline, it was becoming an interesting end to end contest, and only Yannick Epane’s acrobatic save prevented FAP from going ahead at the 45th, after a beautiful combination from Emmanuel Che and Frederick Etoum Bang. Bernard Christian Evina will then pick a late booking for a nasty challenge on Auguste Moudongo, as the score board read 1#1 at half time.
Coach Aboubakar Souleymanou effected a quick substitution, bringing in Brice Edmond Sindjo in the place of Auguste Moudongo at the 55th minutes.
At the 57 minutes, Jules Hypolite Tadoum capitalized on a poor outing from goalkeeper Christian Aristide Mbebe, to lob in his second goal of the game, and put Stade Renard on the front foot.
Coach Alain Djeumfa brought in Herve Eloundou Ngono, for Frederick Etoum Bang,who was seemingly not in his best of form. Stade Renard’s counter response was the introduction of Joe Cole Mbella Mbella in place of Luc Rodrigue Batoum.
Alain Djeumfa made a tactical substitution at the 75th minutes, bringing out forward Christian Onguene for Midfielder, Jacob Raoul Edang,but that came at a moment when Aristide Jordan Kouuayep exploited a miscommunication in FAP’s defense, to slot in the third goal for his side.
The last 15 minutes saw more attacking movements from AS FAP, and substitute Herve Eloundou Ngono was on target at the at the 82nd minutes, to put the game 3#2, giving a slimmer of hopes to his side.
Nkuissi Legrand Thomas and his teammates then managed the game well, as it ended 3#2 in favour of Stade Renard.
The Mungo division have therefore completed a domestic double in Cameroon this year, after UMS still from the same region,had won the Cameroon League one Championship.
With the win, Stade Renard becomes the 25th winners of the Cameroon cup, in over 60 editions. They succeed last year’s winners, Eding Sports of the Lekie.