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Football - Cameroon: Union of Douala relegated after 63 years

Football - Cameroon: Union of Douala relegated after 63 years

It has been a rough and inconsistent football season in Cameroon's topflight and the competition has finally come to an end after a series of forced breaks and strike actions by clubs.

The last set of games in the Elite 1 were played over the weekend and the front pages carry a very touching story. Union Sportive of Douala has been relegated as per the league standings. The team lost by 1-0 on Sunday August 29th in Bamenda against local side PWD.

Union could only tally 18 points after 20 league matches in Pool A and are perked 10th out of an 11 team standing.

Four victories, six draw games, ten defeats, scoring just 11 goals while conceding 22 is the balance sheet for Union of Douala this season. The team's top scorers have 2 goals each.

The household name team from Cameroon's economic capital has for the first time since its creation, descended into the second tier echelon of Cameroon football. Since 1958 Union of Douala has been playing first division football and has within this period won the league five times. Union has also won the Cup of Cameroon six times and also have a history on the continent. Union has a titles as the African Cup of Champions Cup winners.

In recent years, other emblematic clubs such as Canon and Tonnerre of Yaounde as well as PWD of Bamenda have tasted the furry of the Elite 2 competition in Cameroon.

Another team still from Douala, Newstars will also see relegation as they finished last on the standings from Pool B.

 

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