Cotonsport emerges champion of symbolic away phase

 

The first phase of the MTN Elite One championship rounded up this weekend with Cotonsport of Garoua laying claim to the top spot once again. The Garoua outfit forced Njalla Quand Sport Academy to a virgin tie on the 13th day of play last Sunday to confirm its top position.

 

The team counts 24 points of a possible 39. They picked 16 of these points at home wining 5 of their six home games this far and unlike in previous campaigns they could only win one of their seven games on the road.

 

With more home games in the second phase, many already think Cotonsport would clinch another title this season to add to the 11 already in their trophy cabinet. So far they have gone on to win all championships that they emerged leaders in the first phase.

 

But things may not be all that rosy this time, Panthere of Nde, Unisport of Bafang and Union Sportive of Douala are hot in pursuit and would likely take the fight down to the wire. The trio currently boast of 23, 22 and 21 points respectively in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th positions. Close behind on goal difference from the 4th position are Canon of Yaoundé and Yong Sport Academy of Bamenda on the same number of points. These six teams are separated by only two points and certainly an indication that we are heading in for a second and more exciting second phase of the championship.

 

At the unenviable position is Scorpion of Bey with only 9 points in 13 games, they are joined by Njalla Quand of Limbe and Aigle Royal of the Menoua on 11 and 12 points in that order. Not far from the drop zone are Renaisance of Ngomou (13 pts) Tiko United (13 pts) and Sable of Batie (14 pts). The two Douala outfits New Star and Les Astres enjoy comfortable safety for now in the middle of the table on 18 points each.

 

From all indications the battle for survival would be fiercely contested as the run for the championship.

 

By Abongwa Fozo

 

 

 

League Placing 1st Phase MTN Elite One

 

Rnk

 

Team

MP

W

D

L

GF

GA

+/-

Pts

1

Cotonsport Garoua

13

6

6

1

17

5

12

24

2

Panthère du Ndé

13

6

5

2

11

5

6

23

3

Unisport Bafang

13

6

4

3

17

12

5

22

4

Union Sportive de Douala

13

6

3

4

14

10

4

21

5

Canon de Yaoundé

13

6

3

4

16

16

0

21

6

YOSA

13

5

6

2

12

11

1

21

7

New star de douala

13

4

6

3

24

15

9

18

8

Les Astres de Douala

13

4

6

3

16

17

-1

18

9

Sable de Batié

13

3

5

5

11

13

-2

14

10

Tiko United

13

3

4

6

11

17

-6

13

11

Renaissance de Ngoumou

13

3

4

6

9

14

-5

13

12

Aigle Royal de la Menoua

13

2

6

5

9

15

-6

12

13

Njala Quan de Limbé

13

2

5

6

9

15

-6

11

14

Scorpion de Bey

13

2

3

8

7

18

-11

9

 

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