Apejes of Mfou host Union sportive of Douala in one of the Sunday afternoon early kick offs in in Pool A of the Cameroon league one championship, at the Yaoundé Omnisport stadium. It is a mid-table clashes between two teams separated by just a single point in the league’s rankings in their pool.
A win for either of the teams might see them go top of their group for some hours, given that their game starts about an hour and 30 minutes before the other encounters. Apejes is currently ranked 5th in the bloc with seven points, while their days opponent, Union of Douala is just one point and one place better than them. (8 points and ranked 4th). The leader of that pool Avion, has 9 points, and are exempted from this round of action, while second place cotonsport, will play their match two days later. In case of a win for any of the sides, they will leapfrog the others and completely reshape the standings in that pool, while a draw will create little impact on the standings.
Apejes started the league on a poor footing, suffering a shocking 2#1 defeat from PWD of Bamenda, then followed a one all draw with Tonnerre Kalara club of Yaounde in a game were Yerima Issa Bouhari scored an own goal. The boys of Oumarou Sokba started picking up against Avion, with a 2#1 away win on Match day three. Though exempted from the fourth playing day, Apejes could not also play on the fifth playing day, as their match against New stars was called off due to problems concerning the match officials. The will only bounce back on match day six, with a 2#1 away win over Colombe in Ebolowa, thanks to goals from Robert Tamatieu and Akoh Calistus Anjeh. So Apejes still has one match at hand.
For Union, their performance this far, can be described as “Two’s”. They have recorded two wins, (against PWD and Colombe), two draws (against New stars and Dragon) and have suffered two defeats (against Tonnerre and Avion), out of their six matches played this season.
HEAD TO HEAD
Sunday’s encounter will be the 9th meeting between the two sides in the top tier. The last 8 matches between them has seen Union moving away with 3 wins, and just one victory for Apejes, while the other four games ended on a draws. Their first ever meeting was on March 15, 2015, while their last confrontation was on 29 July 2018.
Apejes 1#2 Union
Union 0#0 Apejes
Union 2#0 Apejes
Apejes 0#0 Union
Apejes 2#0 Union
Union 2#2 Apejes
Apejes 2#3 Union
Union 1#1 Apejes
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Apejes Captain, Brice Owona Ngah can be decisive, the former Under 20 Lion may want to add his two goals already scored this season, just like his team mate Akoh Calistus Anjeh who is also on two goals.On the other side, Tchayi Cyrille Tchamba also has two goals to his name this term, and may just want to beat his record of 11 goals scored last season for the Nassara Gamakia.
Apejes is yet to play a game at the Yaoundé Omnisport stadium this season.
Meanwhile Union’s last visit to the Omnisport stadium did not go as expected, as coach Love Pogne watch Tonnerre dismantle his boys 3 nil on match day one. So Sunday’s game is pregnant with a lot of stakes.