Here is a review of the MTN ELITE ONE games played in stadia all over the National Territory over the weekend.



Matchday five started with a somewhat unprecedented event, with Victoria United failing to show up for their home game against Apejes de Mfou.

There have been all sorts of theories as to why President Nkwain Valentine's team didn't answer present for the crucial game. Still, a lot of fingers are pointing to the contentious penalty decision suffered by Victoria United against Fovu de Baham, which culminated in Opopo's third consecutive victory as the reason for the boycott. 

The Club or league authorities have made no official statement, so everything is still speculation at this stage. 

Matchday 5 went ahead all the same, with 7 games taking place on Saturday. Here's your complete Matchday 5 review:

Dynamo 1-2 Bamboutos

The Top match of this round was between Group A leaders Dynamo de Douala and one of Cameroon's most famous football clubs, Bamboutos de Mbouda.

The newly promoted have taken the MTN ELITE One Championship by storm, amassing 10 points in their first four games, and went into this game as the League's top scorers. 

Coach Arroga's side was one of only four teams not to have suffered defeat after the first four rounds of games. 

Bamboutos de Mbouda came into this game with a somewhat shaky start, as they look to go one better this time after finishing as the second-best team last season. 

A win here will take the Mangwa boys to within one point of the leaders, and Coach Asare made sure he got one over the man who nearly took Bamboutos to Glory last season. 

Goals from Awauh Kwasi and Arnaud Ndongo canceled a Leonal Ataba opener as the boys from the west carried the day. 

Colombe du Dja 2-1Astre de Douala

Colombe du Dja went into this game, having not won a single game since December 2022. Astres football club of Douala was looking to build on a Morale-boosting win against Canon last time out. 

The Brazilians of Bepanda took the lead in the 33rd minute through a Jules Kooh penalty, but Maxime Pascal Eze and Gabriel Mballa scored in the second half to hand Colombe their first league win in 10 months.

Coton Sports 4-1 UMS Loum

The defending champions, Coton, are yet to hit the ground running this season, having registered one win and two draws from their opening four games. 

A disappointing draw against Avion Academie on matchday 4 prompted head coach Daniel Breard to ship out several new recruits, with Ako Assomo leading a mass exodus of players who signed for Coton only a few months ago. 

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UMS Loum has had a disastrous start to life in the ELITE One this season, and trip to Garoua could not have come at a worse time. Their problems were compounded with a 4-1 drubbing from the Champions, with the team from Loum now precariously seated as second from bottom in Group B.

The other results saw group B leader Stade Renard maintain their two-point lead at the top after beating YOSA 1-0 in Mbouda. 

Young Sports Academy remains rock bottom with just two points after four games. 

PWD of Bamenda picked up a vital win, while the games between Canon and Union as well as Aigle de la Menoua versus Gazelle, ended in draws. 

Below are the results of the matchday five games: 


Victoria United - Apejes (Abandoned)



Colombe 2-1 Astres

Dynamo 1-2 Bamboutos 

Stade Renard 1-0 YOSA 

Coton Sports 4-1 UMS

Canon 0-0 Union

Aigle de La Menoua 1-1Gazelle de Garoua 

Round five will be wrapped up today with Fauve Azur Elite FC taking on Fovu de Baham at the Ngoa Ekele Stadium at 5pm.

Also Read: MTN Elite One Day 4: Victoria United "OPOPO" Just Can't Win Despite Title Ambitions

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