PWD of Bamenda fell to Avion Academy in Limbe during the match day 15 of the Elite 1, by 1-0. The result takes Avion above New stars and means PWD misses the chance of going above other club’s in the relegation dog-fight.
The two sides came to the encounter after experiencing a difference in fortune ; PWD was in a run of 2 victories while Avion Academy had gone through a rough patch, picking one point out of a possible 6 in their last encounters against TKC and Dragon.
Coach Olivier Esseme of Avion and coach Augustine Chouppo of PWD are all new gaffer’s, but Augustine Chouppo of PWD had the edge in this one due to his remarkable two home wins.
Avion tweaked their starting line up just by a bit- from the one they used to pull a parity against Union while for PWD, star man Mundi Kagawa picked up a knock during preparations for the game.
The game started in a lazy, and cautious tone till the 17th minute when Lukong Ahudu beat Gwot Kalati, but could not beat the woodwork for a curtain raiser. The combination of Arnold Cedric Zambo, Mounet Aime, and Mfeugue George dazzled at times but the problem was at the final third.
The second half was more like it for the both sides. It became a tactical battle between the two coaches, of which Esseme Olivier came out victorious. After a wave of unconverted chances for both side’s, the Limbe population was prepared to shake hands for a draw until a defensive blunder came in from left back-Michel Ojong Orock who gifted the ball to an on-rushing Mfeugue George, and the striker unselfishly put the ball on plate for Arnold Cedric Zambo for a 90th minute goal.
Makeshift captain_Louiz Mbah expressed his disappointment while speaking to kick442.com-“we are not happy to have lost this game today, but we promise our fans that we would fight hard in the remainder of our games”.
“For the Limbe population, I feel devastated that we were not able to win here today”.
The defeat takes Avion to 17 points on the 6th place, while PWD remain where they started the match day (7th) in group A with 14 points.