Cotonsport plays their eight home game of the season against APEJES on Sunday, in their complex in Garoua, as the Cotonites are determined to maintain a 100 percent win ratio at home. The defending Champions have won all their seven home games in Garoua this season, and will be looking to make it eight on eight.
Cotonsport has already qualified for the top playoffs. Their only objective now is to winning all their home games, which will make them the only team to complete a 100 percent win ratio at home in the championship, though the cotonites have not also recorded a win out of home.
For Apejes, it will be a do or die game. The team suffered a devastating defeat from Dragon on match day 17. Though third in pool A and leveled on points with second place Dragon, Apejes risk missing out of the playoffs, should they fail to pick up a point in Garoua, and should the other results favors Dragon and TKC. On the other hand, in case of a victory for Apejes, they will become just the second team to beat Cotonsport in Garoua for the past two seasons. (Last season AS Fortuna defeated cotonsport 1#0 in Garoua).
HEAD TO HEAD
In the away game played at the Yaounde Omnisport stadium, the two sides separated 1#1.Gueme Araina came from the bench scored for Cotonsport, while Ngondi Ngondi equalized for Apejes. Sunday’s game will be the 12 meeting between the two sides in the Cameroon league one. In their last 11 meetings, Cotonsport has won five, with three wins for Apejes and three draws. Their first ever top tier encounter was on March 13, 2014, when Apejes won 1#0. Then Cotonsport won the return leg on October 10, 2014 2#1. Apejes has recorded two wins in Garoua.
Cotonsport has recorded the seven wins in 15 games, five draws and three defeats. They boast the best attack with 17 goals scored, and 11 conceded.
Apejes is on 6 wins, five draws, four defeats, 17 goals scored and 15 conceded.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
21 year old Burkina Faso Forward, Arnuad Sanou Sibiri is in good form. He has netted four goals in his last four games for Cotonsport, with the latest being in their 1#0 win over Union of Douala. He has now scored 4 goals in his last 3 matches
Thierry Tchuente has quickly settled in Cotonsport’s midfield and will play a vital role for the Cotonites.
Also, Daouda Kamiou will be looking for his 10th goal of the season, when APEJES comes visiting.
On the side of APEJES, they can count on the excellent defending of Abel Makani and Ulrich Yampili, coupled with the experience of Joel Emmanuel Kofana and Robert Tamatieu.