MTN Elite One; Les Astres champions of symbolic away phase

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Astres Douala

The National elite one championship has rounded up the away phase with Les Astres of Douala in command with 27 points, four ahead of challenger Unisport of Bafang on 23 points, while Fovu of Baham close the table at the bottom with Sable of Batie and Njalla Quand Sports Academy its inevitable companion.

Les Astres top the away phase with 27 points after 13 matches, lining 8 victories, 3 draws and two defeats with a total of 13 goals scored and 5 conceded. The Douala outfit ends the first phase 12 points and 8 places above Union of Douala current champions of Cameroon and 9 points and 4 place above Cotonsport of Garoua, 11 times champions of Cameroon.

Yosa’s virgin home tie against Canon of Yaoundé on day 13 means the Bamenda side ends the first phase on the 8th position on 16 points, just 3 points above the drop zone.

As the return leg phase starts this coming weekend, the real battle would be at the bottom as the teams fight to beat the drop zone. Current champions Union parted company with head coach Bonaventure Djonkep due to poor results. Union could only pick 15 points from 13 games, placing them on 2 points above the first team in the drop zone, Njalla Quand Sports Academy. Below them are Canon (14 pts) Njalla Quand (13 pts), sable (10 pts) and Fovu on 9 points at the tail.

For the pairing this weekend,Tonnerre host Cotonsport in Yaounde, New Stars and the Douala Athletic Club clash in a local derby at the Reunification Stadium in Douala while Les Astres at the same venue would face the team they are trying to dethrone as champions, Union Douala in the second encounter of the day.

Over in Bafang, Unisport play host to Panthere in a western regional derby, in Bandjoun Fovu entertains Canon and in Mbouda, Sable  of Batie welcomes Yong Sport Academy of Bamenda. At the Limbe Centinary Stadium, Njalla Quan takes on Renaissance of Ngoumou.

By Emmanuel Ndonue Ako

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