Elite Two Round Up- Day Six

This was the first elite II match to be played in the Night in Cameroon

The MTN Elite Two championship entered day 6th over the weekend and would continue with delayed matches on Monday March 26. The day would go down into record for some strides and draw backs recorded.

Canon –Tonnerre Classico Played at Night

It was always going to attract a huge following when the two teams were announced for Elite II this season when Canon dropped from the top flight and Tonnerre succeeded to avoid the drop into the regional league. Both teams carried their historic aura in to the second tier with a nocturnal clashed yesterday, reminiscent of the old days when the two ruled over Africa.

Closed to 4000 fans including the legendary Roger Mila turn up for the first ever night game in the Elite II Championship. The highlighted importance attached to the game was the media coverage by the French sports channel, Canal + Sports that came with a drone to cover all angles of the match.

After 95 minutes, even the vanquished fans left satisfied with the spectacle and the atmosphere at the Yaoundé Military Stadium.  Current league leaders, Canon of Yaounde came from behind to beat arch rivals Tonnerre by 2-1 goals and maintained hopes of returning to the top flight next season.

Canon's equaliser

The match attracted foreign media

Roger Milla came in suport of his old club TKC

Over 4000 fans turn out for the Classico

 

Ngaundere University Calls For Break

Before the Canon-Tonnerre match, fans of PWD Bamenda were left disappointed on Staurday when the Ngaoundere University Football Club failed to show up for their match in Bamenda, the first late kickoff announced for the Yosa Stadium since the league started. Announced for 2:30 pm, many football fans had taken up seats when the unexpected was announced. PWD was awarded the match by forfeiture with three points and three goals to gain. This result is yet to be homologated, relegating PWD into second spot.

Later on, the Professional Football League (LFPC) replied to a correspondent sent to it by Ngaundere University FC, asking for their matches of the 6th and 7th days to be delayed due to logistic and financial difficulties.  The reply by the LFPC President-Therese  Manguele was negative, raising hopes that PWD could earned the three points. But this also raised another fear, that the Ngaundere University FC could be declared general forfeiture.

Dynamo Disappointing

Dynamo FC of Douala, another old club alongside PWD, Canon, Tonnerre and Racing that were expected to animate the championship has been a mere shadow of its self. The Douala outfit slumped to 1-4 defeat away to Panthere and has picked just one point in five matches. The prospects for the team are very bleak, with relegation starring right across it face.

In an advanced match played earlier last week, Bang Bullets suffered 0-1 home defeat to Renaissance of Ngoumou that left the Northwest with four out of six points following its virgin tie with PWD Bamenda earlier.  AS Etoa Meki also lost by a similar scoreline at home to Cosmos of the Mbam. The rest of the matches come up on Monday with Avion of Nkam to host AS Matelot and Lion Blesse to entertain Racing of Bafoussam in a West regional derby.

By Abongwa Fozo in Yaounde

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