By Angu Lesley & Afeseh Apong
Real Bertoua have been crowned champions of the East Regional Championship following their 2-1 win against Union Sportive d’Abong Mbang in the final.
Goalkeeper Martial Meyangue had a great game as his side made light work of their opponent in a full Bertoua Municipal Stadium on the day the local football managers drew the curtains on a successful season.
The victory means AS Real of Bertoua created in April 2021 by Victor Nka Mandong, the club has quickly Created in April 2021 by Victor Nka Mandong, will be representing the East Region in the interpools after a successful first campaign.
Coach Atoubamout Ambroise has built an ambitious team in just one year, with a blend of experience and Youthfulness.
AS Real currently topped Pool B of the East Regional league with 26 points from 11 games. The team won eight games, drawn two and have suffered just one defeat.
Secret behind Real’s success
The club’s hierarchy has brought today a group of players with experience and exciting talents. Former Panthère Sportive of Nde’s goalie Meyangue, who also had a stint at Senegalese Club AS Jaraaf, is the main shot stopper for the club, and has reportedly attracted interest from a series of Elite one clubs.
Striker Junior Nbappe Meke, has been the main man for the club, scoring 20 League goals and four others in the Cameroon cup preliminaries to take his season’s tally to 24.
Captain Armel Bimbalan, former Captain of elite two side Stade FC of Bertoua, has also brought in lots of experience to the team.
Name: AS Real Academy of Bertoua
Created: April 26, 2021
President: Victor Nka Mandong
Coach: Atoubamout Ambroise
Deputy coach: Sawal Terry
Sporting Director: Akachukwu Prosper
AS Real joins Southwest and South Champions Victoria United FC and FC Ebolowa respectively in Pool B while waiting for the Littoral and Far North Regions to produce their champions.
The national playoff for promotion to the MTN Elite 2 championship starts on September 1 in Limbe.
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