Nicolas Abanda talking to kick442.com

Union de Mouvement sportive of Loum will be heading to the Democratic Republic of Congo in about a week from now, where they will play AS Vita Club at the Stade de Martyrs in the return leg of the CAF Champions League preliminaries. The two sides separated zero all in the away tie played at the military stadium in Yaounde.

As UMS prepares for the trip to Congo, Midfielder, Jean Nicolas Abanda koa is confident that they can get a ticket for the round, on away turf. “I don’t doubt the group of players we have. We hope that even in Congo, we will have a good results and go through”.

Last year, UMS was eliminated in the preliminary round, suffering a 2#1 agreggate defeat to Lobi Stars of Nigeria. Abanda scored the only goal in his sides 1#0 win in yaounde, before they bowed 2#0 in Nigeria. But now Abanda thinks Lobi Stars was a more difficult opponent, as compared to Vita. “In my opinion, Lobi Stars was more stronger than AS Vita club”, said Abanda.

Nicolas Abanda talking to kick442.com

We will not say that we will go and look for a big win. Our objective is to score even a single goal and defend till the end. We will fight to come back with a good score”, he added.

The 24 year old former TKC, Canon and Colombe man, will be hoping to partner alongside captain Joel Etogue and Vitus Amougui.

Though AS Vita club are tipped favorites, given their records at the scary Stade de Martyrs, they are however aware of the threat posed by UMS. Goalkeeper Lukong Nelson of Vita said “when I was with Astres of Douala in 2008, we played a zero all tie in Cameroon, but we drew 1#1 in Congo and Vita was eliminated. So we need to be careful”.

Nelson Lukong of AS Vita

The UMS delegation is expected to leave Cameroon next week, with a mission to bring down AS Vita club in their own back yard.

AFESEH APONG
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