Alef Formino and co disappointed at the end

 

A normally calm coach Love Kestelot was out of the blocks after he thought the match officials made a bad mistake on a clear goal “a clear own goal was scored by a counter attack we launched. We would surely file in a protest “.

Union sportive of Douala played host to an exciting APEJES of Mfou in the Limbe Middle Farms Stadium on Saturday, April 20, 2019 in an encounter that ended 0-0 with lot’s of controversy at the end.

The both teams had their chances from the very start, though for some reason the skipper of Union (Samuel Nlend) was in the stands with President Frank Happi. The reason is a personal issue given that Nlend played on match day 15 against Dragon of Yaounde and he seemed okay at the half time interval in this game: he did not limp or walk gingerly to the tunnel.

The trio of Alef Firmino, Frank Abogo and Souleyman got the node at the attack line for Union. The 2016 Cameroon cup winners (APEJES) started with Brice Owona upfront, with Robert Kemgou pulling the strings from middle of the park, together with a usual starting 11.

The game was pretty much end to end stuff but the only clear cut chance was squandered at the 15th minute by Cyrille Tchayi. The second segment of the game was smooth until a huge controversy brook at the 75th minute: center defender-Abel Makani connected his head to the ball, beating his own goal keeper, Nathan Iyemgue, the Referee pointed to the center but the linesman flagged offside. According to the linesman Alef Firmino was off and he interfered with play.

The win maintains APEJES in the driver’s sit in pole A with 23 points-only behind Cotonsport on goal difference. Union have just a single game to play, and their 20 points might not be enough given that they sit out the last match day.

GIOVANNI WANNEH