Coach Herman Oumarou Sokba told kick442.com after the CAF African champions league game on Sunday, that, the preparations of UMS led to their poor showing.
2016 Cameroon cup winning coach and one of the youngest coach’s in the nation, coach Herman Oumarou Sokba watched the 90 minutes zero all tie between UMS and AS Vita club on Sunday.
The gaffer who led Apejes to the championship playoffs despite all odds said: “the preparations of UMS wasn’t really the best, it is a team that is coming from less than two weeks of preparations – and they fell to an AS Vita club from outside that did their preparations in Belgium“.
The gaffer knows UMS inside-out given that his young Apejes side was the only team that won UMS last season in the championship playoffs.
He went ahead, “we could not hope for more. It was a game that according to me did not live up to expectations but in the second half, I think UMS with more efforts would have scored. The most important is that they did not concede at home. In the first half AS Vita club had some chances but squandered them, they did what they could in the second half but UMS in the last 20 minutes would have scored at least a goal. So, it shows that the preparations were not very good. I think if UMS had a better preparation they would have won by a 1, 2 or a 3 goal margin”.
The tactician still thinks all hope is not lost for the Moungo based club ” in Congo it would be very complicated. The psycology of the players need to be high and the public there would not be as quiet as in Cameroon. UMS would need that mental strength to overcome the fans there and maybe score. It is possible for UMS to get that away goal – the way AS Vita played, UMS can win if the preparations are better this time“. Coach Oumarou watched the game and watched his former player Brice Owona play the last quarter of the 90 minutes and missing virtually UMS’ best chance of the encounter.