The title playoffs in the Cameroon league one championship, will offer football lovers in Yaoundé this weekend, with a center regional Derby pitting Dragon of Yaoundé, against APEJES of Mfou. There will be a lot of revenge in the air, when the two sides meet on Saturday given that Dragon has beaten APEJES twice this season, with a 6#2 aggregate score. Omarou Sokba will certainly be plotting revenge come Saturday.
APEJES is winless in two playoffs games. They will need to go in for all three points, to keep their hopes of a first top flight title alive.
For Dragon, they will go into the game with much confidence, given their recent successes over APEJES. But with just three points harvested in two playoff games, Coach Patrick Ondobo and his boys will also go in for the maximum, in order to close the gap with toppers, U.M.S, for at least 24 hours.
HEAD TO HEAD
Saturdays game will be the third time the two sides are meeting this season, given that they were both in Pool A. In the away tie played on 11 March 2019, Dragon won 3#1, thanks to a brace from Ekollo Malolo and a Jean Jude Etele goal. Dragon again won the return leg on April 24, 2019, 3#1, with Roche Foning Tazon scoring two of Dragons goals. In general, Saturdays game will be the 11th direct confrontation between the two sides in the league one championship. In their last 10 meetings, both sides have moved away with four wins each, and two games ended in a draw.
24 April 2019 Apejes 1#3 Dragon
11 March 2019 Dragon 1#3 APEJES
28 June 2018 Apejes 1#1 Dragon
31 March 2018 Dragon 1#0 APEJES
06 August 2017 APEJES 1#1 Dragon
09 April 2017 Dragon 1 #2 APEJES
26 June 2016 APEJES 1#0 Dragon
06 March 2016 Dragon 2#1 APEJES
16 July 2016 Dragon 0#2 APEJES
22 March 2015 APEJES 2#0 Dragon
Dragon has been in blistering form this season, winning eight of their 18 matches played, suffering five defeats and accumulating five draws. The boys of Kome Max have also been vibrant in front of goal, scoring 24 times (the second best attack in the league. only Cotonsport have done better than Dragon), and conceding just 15 goals. Ekollo Malolo and his teammates finished second in pool A during the first phase, with 26 points.
APEJES on their part have won six out of 18 games this season, suffering five defeats, and seven draws.they have scored 19 goals, and conceded 20.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Dragons shot stopper, Haschou Kerrido, has kept six clean sheets in 18 games this season. He was vital in stopping Feutcheu last weekend, and will be eyeing his seven clean sheet of the season, against APEJES.
The Cha Cha Cha boys have had one of the best back four in the championship this term, with Thomas Peleg and Fernandinho Gaatien Makembe at center back, shielded by Din Guillaume and Paul Stephane Bong. Their charismatic captain, Serge Yvan Ekollo Malolo is the leagues second top scorer with eight goals. He has not really hit top gear in their last two games, where he has failed to find the back of the net.
Two Dragon players, Gerard Tamoukong and Yengi Vitalis, will be facing their former club.
For APEJES, Moubarck Gerard gave them a point against cotonsport last weekend, and may play an important role against Dragon. Coach Omarou Sokba will have to count on the experience of Robert Tamatieu, Abel Grace Makani, Joel Emmanuel Kofana, and the youthful exuberance of Yampili Ulrich and Kekoh Clauvis.