Elite One: Victoria United returns, holds Avion to draw.

Victoria United of Limbe had to come from behind on two occasions to pull a 2-2 draw with Avion Academy of Douala on match day six of the MTN Elite One championship.

The Group B encounter in the 19-club championship was played yesterday at the Annexe of the Reunification Stadium in Douala.

William Ebong’s strike in the first minute of play gave Avion Academy of the lead. Victoria United responded 11 minutes later through Nji Richmond who scored from the spot.

The first segment of the encounter ended on a 1-1. The two teams looked to share the spoils for the afternoon but Roland Nandjou restored lead for the host team on 77 minutes with a fine left foot strike.

While Avion were looking to secure all 3 points in the game, the visitors again drew level from the spot, with Nji Raymond stepping up again to get the job done.

The match finished on the 2-2, with Opopo recording their first point in their last four matches in the championship.

The club of President Valentine Nkwain only return to continue playing in the league on match day six after absenting their match day five encounter against Apejes of Mfou. 

They had protested what they said was partially on the part of referees officiating their games.

In five matches this season, Victoria United have recorded 4 points with a win, one draw and three defeats.

Coton Sport takes driving seat in Group B

Defending champions of the Elite One championship have now temporarily taken the top seat in Group B of the championship after defeating Yong Sports Academy of Bamenda 2-0.

The match was played at the Roumde Adjia Stadium in Garoua. Goals from Patient Wassou and N’joh Edimo helped the Garoua club add 3 more points to 8 they had recorded before match day six.

The Cotonites have now registered 1 point more than their immediate challenger, Stade Renard of Melong who play their match day six fixture today.

Yong Sport Academy remain winless in five matches so far, with three defeats and two draws.

 

Dynamo retains Group A top spot

Dynamo of Douala retained the top spot in Group A after stunning Canon Sportif of Yaounde 2-1 in Yaounde. It was the top fixture of match day six.

Former Canon forward, Ngon a Tiati handed Dynamo the lead on 41 minutes after the Mekok Mengonda keeper failed to push the ball out after a free kick.

The Douala-based club led by 1-0 at half time. Canon Yaounde pulled back the goal on 72 minutes through A. Benga.

A late strike from Leonel Ateba on 95 minutes handed the boys of coach Clement Arroga the win.

The newly promoted outfit now lead the Group with 13 points.

Also, Bamboutos of Mbouda continue their fine form in the Elite One as they defeated sister club, Aigle of Moungo on a 3-1 score at home.

The victory takes the Mangwa Boys to 12 points. In other Group A fixtures, Colombe of Dja and Lobo were held to a goalless draw by AS Fortuna of Yaounde.

PWD Bamenda Bamenda recorded their 8th point of the season after pulling a 1-1 draw with Union Sportive of Douala.

The Abakwa Boys opened scores on 32 minutes through Ndiforchu Blaise but Union responded at the 43rd minute after Tchaoua Leger scored from the penalty spot.

In an advanced fixture in this group, Astres of Douala and Gazelle FA of Garoua played a 1-1 draw. 

In all, 15 goals were scored on match day six games yesterday. The two last games in Group B of the league will be played today.

UMS Lou host Fauve Azur while Stade Renard will be away in Yaounde to confront Apejes of Mfou.

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