A 2#0 bashing of Feutcheu FC was just the kind of moral boaster that Union de Mouvement sportive of Loum needed in this business end of the championship. UMS remains the only team that has not drop a single point in their three playoff games. They have won three games, scored four goals and have not conceded any. UMS only got to the playoffs through controversial circumstances, replacing Yong Sports Academy, who was initially programmed to participate in the playoffs.

The homologation committee of the Cameroon professional football league then gave UMS one point, which was initially deducted, due to a complaint filed in by Eding sport. With the one point added, UMS then finished one point above YOSA, on the third spot in pool B. Coupled with administrative problems, pundits never tipped UMS to be a front runner in the title race. Three days into the playoffs and with two more games to go, Laurent Djam and his boys, have made the strongest statement and the confident level is high.

TABE AYUK Vidal
Ayuk Vidal scored his side’s first goal against Feutcheu, and told kick442.com that their victory was down to their experience against a good Feutcheu side.

Tabe Ayuk Vidal talking to kick442.com after the win over Feutcheu FC
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Asked ifhis side is on a good footing in the title race, Vidal continued “we came here under funny circumstances; a point was given to us, which made us qualify for the playoffs because YOSA had 21 points and we had 22. So we came from the back door, so our ambition was to make up for the bad season we had, because we are used to being top and we want to be champions”.

DANDE Junior
Goalkeeper Dande Junior of UMS has being outstanding in the playoffs. He is on a run of three consecutive clean sheets, and thinks they are in the right direction.

Dande Junior talking to kick442.com after the win over Stade Renard
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We have played three games, and recorded three wins, I think we are in a good motion towards the top of the table, because our objectives is to be champions”. The shot stopper is relishing the challenge of facing defendings champions, cotonsport, and his former club Apejes in the days ahead. “We are going to engage the remaining games the way we took the other ones, very serious, very calm, respecting what the coaches will tell us. There are two crucial matches, but we will continue working hard, be discipline and be in solidarity in order to continue gaining points”.

Union de Mouvement sportive of Loum got promoted to the Cameroon top flight in 2014, and took the league by storm, when they won the championship in 2016. Now in their fifth season in the league one, Laurent Djam is seemingly guiding Joel Etogue and his teammates to another history making moment. The last two playoff games will put UMS’ title potentials to test, and they will need more than the usual, to survive the scare.

They face APEJES in the next round of games before concluding against holders Cotonsport of Garoua in what may turn out to be the final of the 2019 League one season.

AFESEH APONG
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