BY Afeseh Apong
The Cameroon women’s league goes under way this Saturday for the 2022 campaign. The last two winners of the competition, Louves Minproff of Yaounde and AS AWA FF of the same town, will set the ball rolling for the opener scheduled for the Ngoa Ekelle Stadium.
Louves Minproff pipped AS AWA to winning the league in the 2020 season on goal difference, but a sensational AWA FF came back a year later stronger, as they went unbeaten en route to clinching the Guinness Super League.
Matches between these two sides have always been highly animated, though Louves Minproff has always had an edge.
Since the 2017 season, both sides have met nine times, with Louves Minproff emerging victorious thrice, a whopping six draws and no win for AWA FF.
Coach Hassan Balla Ibrahim can be largely credited for transforming AS AWA into one of the finest women’s team in the country, not undermining the tireless efforts of president Awa Thomas.
“We’re well prepared despite the shuttles that some players made between the different selections and the club since I had 14 players there out of the 25 that I have at my disposal. The girls accepted to work hard to be able to achieve this philosophy that we have put in place,” Coach Hassan Balla told Kick442.com
The tactician further revealed that his team is serene, ahead of their clash against a team that has proven to be their biggest nightmare in the league.
“We start the championship this Saturday against a very good Louves Minprof team with quality players. On our side, we are calm and the most important thing is to be close on D-Day with a little seriousness. hopes to do better than the previous season.
With an eye set on going continental following their brilliance last season, the defending champions biffed up their squad with some of the finest talents in the country. The likes of Marly Confidence, Lamine Mana, Evenye Ebongue Raissa, ans Matapa, amongst others, joined the team, while full back Cecilia Mogai made her comeback after s spell at away.
“some think it’s one recruitment too many, but no, since last season I practically ended the championship with just 17 players and this year I have 25.
I have chosen reliable players who will be able to bring imagination to our game and with the others have a pleasant, reliable and conquering team,” Coach Hassan spoke about his new recruits.
When Louves Minproff and AS AWA FF go head to head at the Military stadium in Ngoa Ekelle on Saturday afternoon, it will definitely produce lots of fireworks.
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