The playoffs in the Cameroon League one championship were in day three action over the weekend. Cotonsport and UMS recorded vital wins in the title playoffs, while Astres of Douala recorded the only win in the relegation playoff games in Limbe. Throughout the six league one games played, many players outstanding, and caught the eye of Kick442.com reporters and experts, who were present in all the game venues. Cotonsport put up a strong showing against Stade Renard, with three of their players being instrumental in that game. APEJES was also outstanding against Dragon, though they could only manage a draw, and have two players in the team of the week, just like Astres, courtesy of their 1#0 win over Unisport.
So our team of experts has come up with the best XI of game day three, based on player’s performance and influence. The team is structured in a 4=3=3 formation.
Astres of Douala’s shot stopper Nzogue Desire, was outstanding against Unisport, in a game his side won 1#nil.
The former Avion of Nkam goalkeeper was called to actions on several occasions, and he answered present with a series of saves including saving a penalty, to hand his side their second win of the playoffs. His fine performance was capped with a clean sheet.
Our back four is made up of Boung Joel Ondoa of PWD at center back. The 22 year old was rock solid in the heart of the Abakwa boy’s defense, as he neutralized all attacks from a daring Fovu of Baham. Nick named “Kompany”, he actually showed so flashes of Manchester City’s Vincent Kompany, with an imposing physical presence, which helped his side salvage a draw. He is partnered by Fabrice Ekwalla Ebongue of APEJES, who silent league one join top scorer Ekollo Malolo, during his sides 2#2 draw against Dragon. The defense is completed by Serge Andoulou of Cotonsport from the left, and Tchamda Romeo of Astres, at right back. Andoulou’s combination from the left flank with Arnaud Sibiri, was the strongest point of Cotonsport against Stade Renard. His pace and Crosses were simple a nightmare for the opponents to deal with. Tchamda Romeo, he put in one of his best performances in the Astres shirt. He supplemented the attack when needed, and was discipline defensively.
Our three man midfield is headed by Brice Tchamabo of Fovu in the holding midfield role. His power and good reading of the game, gave Fovu an upper hand in the first segment in their draw against PWD. He is joined at the midfield by Cotonsport’s Yossoufa Maikano. The 28 year old opened scores for the Cotonites against Stade Renard, and had a hand in his side’s second goal. Roussel Njanga Noubissi of Dragon of Yaounde, completes the midfield. He was the most active element in the Cha Cha Cha Boys attack, in a game where Ekollo Malolo and Roche Foning were largely missing.
Tabe Ayuk Vidal of UMS of Loum leads the attacking trio. The center forward opened scores for his team in their 2#0 win over Feutcheu, and was the most active element their attack, as UMS clinch their third win in a row. Cotonsport’s Arnaud Sanou Sibiri joins him from the left wing. The 21 year old Burkinabe international scored his seven goal of the season, in Cotonsport’s 3#1 win over Stade Renard. He is the most consistent player in the league presently, with seven goals scored in his last seven games. His work rate and ball control, was remarkable as he helped Cotonsport came out of a difficult situation, after they were pecked back by Stade Renard. Anjeh Calistus Akoh of APEJES of Mfou completes the attack. He scored his third goal of the season, and was much a threat to Dragon’s defense, and completed his fine display with a fine finish midway through that game.
The team is under the guidance of Emmanuel Ndoumbe Bosso of Cotonsport. He showed maturity in his decision making against Stade Renard, and the tactical disposition.
Team compiled by Kick442.com technical team.