On Sunday, March 10, 2019 two teams not known as heavy weights, also not referred to as featherweights would grace the Centenary stadium, Limbe.
Head To Head
The most interesting about this tie is the fact that these two would log horns for the very first time in this division. Avion of Nkam, and Colombe of Dja and Lobo woud have to study themselves, know each other’s weaknesses and frailties all on that day, then, try to score within 90 minutes to win a game of football.
Teams do not need to be reminded of stakes in this division, as a win for a team can mean a possible leap off the relegation places, or a possible glide into a coveted playoffs spot.
A win for Colombe lifts their heads above the water line, from 7 to a more comfortable mid-table position, and more importantly take them level on points with their opponents on the day.
Everyone in the division now gives Avion Academy, the respect they deserve, not necessarily because they were willing, rather because Avion has earned it after holding Cotonsport on match day 1 to a draw, and getting 1 over USD. An Avion win could sky rocket them to first position, depending on what happens to Cotonsport of Garoua. Coach Ina Ngassa and his men know they have a possibility of leading the pole A this weekend.
Colombe is without a win in 5 games
Day 2: PWD 1-1 Colombe
Day 3: Colombe 0-2 USD
Day 4: Colombe 0-0 Coton sport
Day 5: Colombe 1-2 Apejes
Day 6: Dragon de Yaounde 1-1 Colombe
Note should be taken that Colombe is playing as the away side in this game, and we have to get back to the 15 of April 2018 to encounter a loss when they played as an away team, USD it was on the day that beat them 2-1
Avion sits 5 in the table after a dream debut in the Elite 1
Day 1: Avion 2-2 Coton
Day 2: Dragon Yaounde 1-1 Avion
Day 3:Avion 1-2 Apejes
Day 4:TKC 1-2 Avion
Day 5:Avion 1-0 Union
Day 6: PWD 1-1 Avion
Day 7 : Standby
Take Home stat
There are only 3 teams that have have taken points off country giants, Coton sport. These two have together taken 4 points, while New stars took home all 3.
Players to watch
Mounet Aime is on 3 goals this campaign, and his strike partner, Mfegue George almost has a telepathic connection with him up-front that could hurt any team in the land.
Colombe of Dja and Lobo posses the 17-year-old kid everyone is referring to as the next Samuel Eto’o.
Joel Bangda opened his campaign with a brace but since then, he seems uninspired. If they are able to get the lad into the game, surely he would add to his tally.
Club owner, Pierre Batamack saw the vision in 2012, and Avion became a reality. The club won the 2018 Elite 2 Campaign last season.
Colombe was created in 1986/1987, but are yet to win a major trophy. They jack back to life in 2017 after rough spells in the amateur division’s
Avion shared the spoils with Coton and beat Union at the centenary. Colombe played their match day 1 in Limbe, Ngeme Omnisport stadium, same as Avion played their 1-2 loss in Limbe, Middle farms stadium.