PWD Bamenda Players before kick Off Against Cotonsport (www.kick442.com images)

 

PWD social club of Bamenda travels to Yaoundé, with the hopes of getting their first away win of the season, over Dragon of Yaoundé. It will be just the second top flight meeting between the two sides, and the first time PWD will be playing a game at the Annex 1 stadium in Yaoundé.

THE STAKES
PWD is still chasing their first away win this season, on the last playing day of the pools phase of the championship, which could be decisive, to securing them a place in the league next season, or better still avoid the relegations playoffs.
Dragon on their part is just three points shy of Pool A leaders, Cotonsport of Garoua, and a win for the cha cha cha boys, will avoid any calculations on their faith in the playoffs. Dragon is practical 80 percent into the playoffs, though level on points with Apejes who embark on a tricky trip up North against Cotonsport, and just two points away from fourth place Tonnerre Kalara club, who face relegation threatened Colombe.
The stakes of the game are certain high for the two sides.

HEAD TO HEAD

Sundays game will be just the second time the two sides are meeting in the Cameroon top tier championship. In the away tie played at the Yong Sport Academy stadium on Sunday 17 March 2019, PWD won 1#nil. Goalkeeper Haschou Kerrido stopped a penalty in that game, but substitute Kenneth Edet handed the Abakwa boys all three points, with a last minute strike.

RECENT FORM
Dragon has been in blistering form this season, winning six of their 15 matches played, suffering four defeats and accumulating five draws. The boys of Kome Max have also been vibrant in front of goal, scoring 22 times (the second best attack in the league. only cotonsport who have scored 27 goals, have done better than Dragon), and conceding just 14 goals. This gives Ekollo Malolo and his teammates 23 points on the leagues table, and occupying the second position.

PWD on their part are winless out of home this season. In seven away games, they have manages just one draw and six defeats. In all, the Bamenda outfit has played 15 games, five wins, four draws and six defeats. They currently occupy the sixth spot on the leagues table with 19 points, same number as seventh placed Colombe of the Dja and Lobo.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Kongnyuy Jude has scored five goals for PWD goal this season, and will certainly be the focal point for the Abakwa boys. He recently ended his 13 match goal drought, with two beautiful goals against TKC, in Bamenda. More of such goals will be needed in Yaoundé, on Sunday.
Goalkeeper Julius Atengong has won 16 of PWDs 19 points this season. He captained the team against TKC on match day 17 and is expected to play a pivotal role as his team fights for safety.
Dragons Captain, Serge Ekollo Malolo is back, and his team is back to winning ways. He missed two games against Union and Colombe, and his team failed to win in those two outings. His return against Apejes on match day 17, inspired his team to a 3#1 victory, and he might want to add more to his eight goals scored this season. His teammate, Roche Foning Tazon scored twice against Apejes, and he might be picking form just at a very important moment for his club.

AFESEH APONG
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