This weekend’s clash in Yaounde will be the third league one game between this two clubs given that AS Fortuna only got promoted in the build up to the 2018 season while Astres have spent over a decade in top flight since their creation in 2002.
This is meeting of two clubs with still to win a silverware in Cameroon Football, Astres of Douala have had a better time in this division than AS Fortuna; Astres have been runners-up thrice in this Championship that is in 2010, 2011 and 2013 but AS Fortuna have never gone that close.These clubs first met o the 28th of April 2018 in Buea,on that day Landry Mfo’ou scored a wonder equalizer for AS Fortuna.
HEAD TO HEAD
This will be the third top flight meeting between this two clubs. Last season the clubs met twice,both draws ended on a parity score with each club scoring 3 goals in the two games.
Results of Past Meetings
Fortuna 2-2 Astres FC
Astres FC 1-1 Fortuna
Both Club started very slowly but in the last two games, AS Fortuna have restored their dignity by beating YOSA and Fovu in Round 5 and 6 respectively while Astres seem to have slowed down since beating Unisport in round 4. Astres have picked up just 1 point in the last 2 games making it 7 points in 5 games for the club this season while Fortuna have picked up 8 points 6 of which have ben won in the last two games.
In a nutshell, Astres have played 5 games this season,won 2 lost 2 and drawn 1 while Fortuna have played 6 matches won 2 drawn 2 and lost 2.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
No player in this two clubs have scored more than once but A good number of previous league one winners will be involved for Astres. Djede Tchinda,Collins Maifanya,Christian Deugoue and Tchamda Romeo all won the league with UMS and are now with Astres. If they are consistent then they will be the point of attraction just like Sime Junior for AS Fortuna and Ndze Nnomo. Sime really likes big games and this is one.
Armand Ngosso was Astres’ top scorer last season with 8 goals and he has already opened his account this season with a goal scored against Eding Sport FC.
Astres have picked up their two wins as an away team,against Fovu and Unisport while Fortuna won their last home game,against YOSA.
This one will be interesting.
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