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PWD takes a two match winning streak to face Avion Academy of Nkam, who are winless in their last 3 league games. Sundays meeting at the Limbe Centenary stadium will be just the second ever meeting between the two sides in Cameroon’s top tier championship.

THE STAKES

Just 1 point and 1 place separate the two sides on the leagues table in pool A. PWD are 7th with 15 points, while Avion is 8th with 14 points. The two sides are also in the relegation Zone, a win for any of the teams, might see them get out of the drop zone. For Avion, nothing short of a victory is needed, given that they will be on standby on the 16 day of play.

HEAD TO HEAD
Avion is in their maiden season in the league one, while PWD made a comeback after close to 15 years in the inferior divisions.
However, the two sides have met five times since their existence, four times in the league two in the past two seasons, with each side moving away with two wins and two defeats. The first ever encounter between PWD and Avion was on Wednesday 15 March 2017, where Avion defeated PWD 1#0. PWD then won the return leg in Bamenda on July 04, 2017, by a similar score margin of 1#nil.
Last season, they met on the opening day of the league two in Bamenda, with an 86th minute penalty from Berryclain Tangoacha giving PWD a victory. Avion took their revenge in the return leg at the Ngeme Annex stadium in Limbe, when Aime Gerard Mangolo and Mfegue George scored to hand Avion a 2#1 win, despite Malachi Nfor Che scoring the lone goal for PWD in that game, in his debut for the Abakwa boys.
In the away tie of this encounter played in Bamenda February 27, 2019, the two sides separated 1#1. Owen Mbeh Mikel opened scores in that game, but Avion equalized late on, through Aime Mounet.

RECENT FORM
Avion has picked up just one point from their last 3 league games. Their last win in the league was a 2#0 victory over Dragon some four match days ago. In general, Avion has played 13 games this season, recording 3 wins, 5 draws and 5 defeats. The team has scored 13 times this season, and has conceded 14 goals.

PWD on their part has witness quick turnaround since Augustine Tchoupo took over as head coach. The Abakwa boys have recorded two straight wins over Union and New stars, and were exempted from the 13 playing day. Ngia P has played 12 games this far, picking up 4 wins (all at home in Bamenda), 5 defeats and 3 draws, scoring just 10 goals, and conceding 14 times. The team is yet to win a game out of home this season, and will be attempting to get one against Avion.

PLAYERS TO WATCH
Mondi Kagawa of PWD seems to be in the form of his life. He has scored in 3 consecutive games for the Abakwa boys, with match winners against Union and New Stars, to take his goal tally to 3 goals this season. Kongnyuy Jude has also scored 3 goals, but has gone 10 match days without scoring. He last found the back of the net on match day four against New Stars, at the Limbe Centenary stadium. So playing Avion in the same venue where he last scored is an opportunity for him to end his barren run.
Aime Mounet of Avion is also on 5 goals, while Arnold Zambo has 2 goals this season. The two have also been on a goal drought, and may want to rediscover their goal scoring form, when the Abakwa boys come visiting.

AFESEH APONG
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