Current Champions, Cotonsport of Garoua

 

PWD social club of Bamenda host defending champions cotonsport of Garoua, in Bamenda, in one of day16 encounters of the league one championship. It will be the second top flight meeting between the two sides, since 2005.

THE STAKES

There is certainly going to be pressure on the two coaches, as PWD very much needs a victory, to keep their hopes of playing top tier football next season alive.
Cotonsport on their part are in search of their first away win this season, and are coming to the Abakwa Slaughter house where PWD has not lost a game for two close to two seasons now

HEAD TO HEAD

The away tie played in Garoua on March 5, 2019 saw the Cottonites triumph 3#nil, thanks to a second half brace from Daouda Kamilou and a goal from Gueme Ariana. Before then, Cotonsport had defeated PWD 3#0 on the 25th of May 2005, before holding PWD zero all at the Mankon Municipal stadium on 14 September 2015. So in the last 3 meetings between the two sides in the league, cotonsport has sneaked away with 2 wins and 1 draw, scoring 6 goals and keeping 3 clean sheets.

In the away game in Garoua, Cotonsport had Bertin Ebwelle in the dugouts as head coach, while PWD had Jean Baptiste Toguem. The two sides have parted ways with both coaches, and match day 16 may open up the first meeting of the season between Augustine Tchoupo now at the helm of PWD, and Emmanuel Ndoumbe BOSSO of cotonsport.

RECENT FORM

PWD has won 4 out of their 6 home games this season. Only Colombe and Avion have succeeded in leaving Bamenda a point this season. In general, the Abakwa boys have played 13 games this season, recording 4 wins, 3 draws and 6 defeats. PWD is the second lowly scoring side in Pool A, with just 10 goals scored (only Colombe with 9 goals, has scored fewer goals in pool A), and have conceded 15 goals.

Cotonsport goes to Bamenda at a time when they are still to win a game out of home this season. In 7 away games this season, the cotonites have managed 4 draws, and suffered 3 defeats. In contrary, the defending champions are ruthless at home, where they have won all their 6 games. So in 13 league games, cotonsport counts 6 wins, 4 draws and 3 defeats. The team can also boast the best attack in the league, with 25 goals scored.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Football fans in Bamenda will have the unique opportunity to watch the league’s top scorer, Daouda Kamilou of cotonsport who has 9 goals already this season. He scored twice in the away tie, and will be hard to stop by the Abakwa boys backline.
Also, Cotonsport’s Burkinabe forward, Arnaud Sanou Sibiri, seems to be picking up in the cameroon championship, after he struggled to adapt. He has now scored 3 goals in his last two games, and has also provided 2 assist for the cotonites this far.
On the side of PWD, they will hope that star man, Mondi Kagawa who missed their last game against Avion in Limbe, recovers on time. He has proven to be a match changer and the Abakwa boys have lost every game he is absent.
Also, Burinyuy Derrick and Boung Joel Ondoa kept Cotonsport at Bay for an hour in Garoua, with their solid defending, hopefully Boung Joel a.k.a Kompany, who missed their last game through injury, can be available for that game.

AFESEH APONG.
@afesehapong (Twitter).