New Stars Of Douala in the 2018/2019 Football season

 

Unisport of Bafang and New Stars of Douala are running out of games to make amends of the bad regular season they both had. This game would be played at the Limbe Middle Farms stadium at 4:00 p.m CAT.

Stakes

Both teams (New Stars and Unisport) are in desperate need of a victory. Any team that goes ahead to loose in this game is certain to play League two football next season. A draw by the teams still, means the two sides are out of the equation. If New Stars win it would take them to 5 points with a final chance on the last day and confirm relegation for Unisport, while if Unisport wins it will also confirm the drop of New Stars of Douala.

Recent encounters

New Stars of Douala have gone ahead to play 3 matches in the relegation playoffs so far winning none, loosing two and sharing the spoils once_which was most recently against local rivals Union Sportive of Douala;

New Stars 2-3 PWD
New Stars 1-2 Fovu club
New Stars 0-0 USD

The team have scored 3 goals in 3 games which is not bad, but the problem is the goals that the defense is leaking(5 goals in 3 games).

Unisport of Bafang are already given a bad account of themselves and it will take something magical to safe them from the zone of no return. Unisport are yet to score a goal in the playoffs, the worst record held by any team at the playoffs, for both the trophy and the relegation playoffs.

Unisport 0-0 PWD
Unisport 0-1 USD
Unisport 0-1 Astres

Head to Head

This is the first time this season that the two sides would be going head-to-head. According to stats and figures, Unisport have won 4 in their last 6 meetings with a draw and just a win for New Stars since 2016;

2016:Unisport 2-1 New Stars
2016: New Stars 0-1 Unisport
2017: Unisport 1-0 New Stars
2017: New Stars 0-0 Unisport
2018: Unisport 2-0 New Stars
New Stars 1-0 Unisport

Players to watch

The game would surely be won at the back. As it stands, Unisport have a better record from behind having conceded just 2 goals. Goal keeper Stephane Kameni of Unisport has the task of keeping a clean sheet which would be his second in the playoffs. Left back Cedric Hyede would be looking to provide the width and link up more with captain Joseph Kajo to produce the club’s first goal of the playoffs. For New Stars, they are on the back of a draw with USD and the team should be all out attack to try and split a good Unisport side. Nelson Joel Mokeu, former Apejes man always has with him that eye of the needle pass, his combination with captain Lane could be telling. The spirited bench of New stars can also be called up anytime with a player like Aristide Martial always ready to get into the act.

GIOVANNI WANNEH.