African Competitions League: Mixed Results For Cameroonian Clubs
Out of the three Cameroonian representatives only New Stars Douala and Coton Sport of Garoua are still in the various championships.
UMS of Loum have been booted out of the CAF Champions League after they were beaten by Lobi Stars of Markurdi 2-0 on Wednesday December 5, 2018 at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu in their second qualification match for the 2019 CAF Champions League. Despite intense preparations by the team they were unable to stand the wrath of the Nigerians. Lobi Stars goals were scored by Sikiru Alimi (14th minute) and Yaya Kone (69th minute) on penalty. This put Lobi Stars on a 2-1 aggregate thus putting an end to race for UMS Loum. In the away leg UMS of Loum beat Lobi Stars 1-0 on November 28, 2018 at the Yaounde Military Stadium.
In the CAF Confederations Cup, New Stars of Douala, Cameroon’s lone representative of the CAF Confederations Cup, have qualified for the second round of the competition after their 4-1 win over Vital’o FC of Burundi in Bujumbura on Wednesday December 5, 2018. Junior Figo Ngongang scored all the goals for his team at the 4th, 31, 43, and 88th minute. The victory means New Stars of Douala have moved to the next round of the Confederations Cup. New Stars will play against Al Ahly of Libya in the 16th final on December 14, 2018 in Tripoli and December 23, 2018 in Yaounde. In the away leg New Stars beat Vital’o FC 1-0 at the Limbe Omnisports Stadium.
Meanwhile, Coton Sport of Garoua after Tuesday’s triumph against ASF Bobo Dioulasso of Burkina Faso will compete against Zamalek of Egypt in the next round of the CAF Champions League. The team will need to work extremely hard given the potential of their adversary.