Three clubs will be battling it out on the last day of play of the ongoing MTN Elite One championship for the last ticket of the CAF tournament.
Unlike last year, the Confederation of African Football, CAF, this year allocated three places for Cameroon at the continental tournament. Out of the three spots granted to Cameroon, two have been taken by league leaders Coton Sport of Garoua and second place UMS of Loum.
Meanwhile, the third spot is still open and three clubs are vying for this spot. Just like three clubs are struggling to survive relegation after two have been relegated, three will be battling also for the last CAF ticket.
The team to grab this last ticket will only be known on Sunday when the last day of play takes place across Cameroon.
The situation looks like analysed below:
Currently on the 3rd spot, a victory for Bamboutos FC Mbouda will see them guaranteed a spot at the CAF tournament next season. The Mbouda club will welcome already relegated Yafoot in Limbe on Sunday with the match seen as a rubber stamp for the club from the capital city. However, YAFOOT is known for creating surprises just like the one in which they defeated Coton Sport on Day 32.
On their part, finishing in third place would be an icing on the cake for newly promoted Fovu de Baham who, after all, managed to return to Elite One and currently have 48 points. The club of the sacred rocks of the West, in case of victory in Melong against relegation bound Stade Renard and a defeat suffered by Bamboutos will give them the ticket to represent the country. However, it will be a difficult game as they will be playing against a team that is fighting for survival.
Meanwhile, 5th place New Stars of Douala with 48 points could also grab the last ticket. Faustin Domkeu’s club will have to do the job by winning their opponent 9th place Feutcheu FC with 44 points and also pray hard to see that Bamboutos and Fovu de Baham are beaten by Yafoot and Stade Renard respectively. They game will take place at the Limbe centenary Stadium on Sunday.