Elite One: Coton Opens Up 8 Points Gap

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News Star Vs Yosa (image BO)

News Star Vs Yosa (image BO)

Current league title holders, Coton Sport of Garoua  looks set to emerge champions of the symbolic away phase of the championship after a 2-1 victory on Sunday against News Stars of Douala, two playing days to the end of the away phase.

The results took them to 33 points, eight head of Panthere and Yosa at second spot on 25 points each. Yosa’s inability to pick a point in Douala means they drop down to third by virtue of the number of goals scored, 16, as against 17 for Panthere of Ndeh with the same number of goal advantage.

Yosa slumped to their fourth defeat of the season at the hands of Union Sportive of Douala, going down 1-3, their heaviest defeat since the start of the championship.

For the players and technical staff of the team, they met a well prepared Union, though the heat in Douala was also a factor that played against them, they only have to prepare against their next encounter in Bamenda against Unisport of Bafang on Thursday in an effort to narrow the gap with the runaway leader, Laiver Berinyuy and Coach Kamga echoed after the match.

Elsewhere, Panthere helped sunk Tonnerre Kalara Club of Younde to the bottom of the table with a 2-0 victory in Bagangte, Njalla Quan Sports Academy of Limbe picked up a rare victory at home against Dragon of Yaounde at home, winning 1-0, while Bamboutos of Mbouda edged passed Cosmos of Mbam at home with a slim 1-0 victory, only their first in eight games. Les Astres lost a chance to go second after they lost 0-1 to local rival Botafogo FC.

The rest of the games between Lion Blesse and UMS, Apejes against Fovu and Unisport against Canon, ended in a one-all tie.

The next playing day comes up on May 21, with Yosa to host Unisport, Coton entertains Tonnerre, New Stars and Dragon will clash in Douala after the Astres versus Canon game to kick off at 1:30 pm, the top clash will be in Bagangte where local sider Panthere awaits Union of Douala, Bamboutos travel to Banjoun to confront Fovu in a west regional derby, Lion Blesse will welcome Apejes in Bafang, Cosmos stays at base to take on Botafogo FC and the Njalla Quan Sport Academy will travel to Loum to face UMS.

By Ako Emmanuel

 

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