Third place Union de Mouvement Sportive of Loum welcomes bottom place Fovu club of Baham, with the hopes of grabbing the last playoff ticket in pool B of the championship.
It is a must win game for UMS, who are four points adrift of leaders Feutcheu and Stade Renard. They are also one point above YOSA and Eding, and will need to pick all three points, on order to consolidate their third spot in the pool.
Fovu is already sure of taking part in the relegation playoffs, and even a win against UMS, will not be enough to rescue them.
HEAD TO HEAD
UMS won the away tie 2#nil, thanks to goals from Willy Stephane Nnameji and Ngah Frederic. If statistics are anything to go by, then UMS has an upper hand going into the game. Sundays game will be the eight top tier meeting between the two sides. In their last seven confrontations, UMS has won Five, with two others ending on parity. The first ever league one clash between UMS and Fovu, dates back to April 27, 24, when they separated 1#1. That same year, in October, UMS humbled Fovu 2#1.
In 2015, precisely on match day 17 of the championship, the two sides separated zero all, but UMS won the return leg on match day 34, 2#0. Unfortunately Fovu was relegated to the second tier that year, and only made their comeback to the top flight in the 2018 season, where they beaten 13nil by UMS on match day four, before UMS again defeated them 2#1 on match day 21, to complete a double. So Fovu will also be chasing their first ever win over UMS of Loum.
UMS has won five of their 15 games, three defeats and seven draws. They have also scored 11 goals, and have conceded just seven.
Fovu is winless in their last nine league games. Their last win in the league was on March 3, 2019, against YOSA in Bafoussam, and since then, Magloire Mfutila and his boys have suffered five defeats and four draws. In all, Fovu has played 15 games, picking up two win, seven defeats and six draws. Their attack line has scored 11 goals, and their defense has also conceded 18 times.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
UMS will certain rely on Yaymond Fotso and Romeo Yem Yem for their goals. The two have been vital to the team, since Willy Nnameji was suspended by the Cameroon professional football league.
Former Unisports captain, Bertin Nguemaleu has being one of the commanding figures at UMS this season. He has quickly settled in the squad, and stepped up to captain the team when Joel Etogue is absent. He will certainly continue with his great leadership qualities, to galvanize his teammates, when Fovu comes to town on Sunday.