All You Need To Know About Kotoko’s Potential Opponents In The CAF Confederations Cup

Kumasi Asante Kotoko have been drawn to face an unknown club from Cameroon in the first round of the Preliminary stages of the 2018/19 CAF Confederations Cup with the Porcupine Warriors set the host the 1st Leg in Kumasi in November 28, 2018.

Well, checks done by indicates that the Krobea boys may likely face New Star de Douala or Lion Blessé who are yet to face off in a cup final to finally determine the opponents of Kotoko. As it stands, reports coming in from Cameroon reveals that some instability in the country and preventing the two clubs from engaging in the said final.

But as Ghanaians passionately wait for the result of that game, digs deep to bring you an in-depth scouting report from the two sides.

Lion Blessé

Lion Blessé de Fotouni is a Cameroonian club based in the city of Fotouni in the Western Region of Cameroon. They are a member of Fédération Camerounaise de Football and currently play in the top domestic league Elite Two. The MTN Elite two is the second division of the Cameroon association football league system. It is organised by the Fédération Camerounaise de Football. They are based at the 5000 capacity Stade Municipal Ngadjui Kamga Gaston in the city of Bafang.

They currently lie 5th with 44 points plus 10 points after 28 matches played. They have recorded just one victory in their previous 10 games, a 2-1 win over Cosmos de Bafia. They currently boast of 2 away victories in their previous 10 games, 2-1 victory over National Polytechnic FC and a 2-0 win over Avion Academy.

Lion Blessé also have lost 3 games in their previous 10 games recording 4 draws in total. They have been able to put the ball into the back of the net just 5 times while conceding 7 times.

Total Breakdown

Position: 5th
Goals Scored in the last ten games: 5
Goals conceded in the last ten games: 7
Total number of wins(Home): 3(1)
Total number of loss(Home): 3(1)
Total number of draws(Home): 4(4)

New Star de Douala

New Star FC is a football club in Cameroon, Douala. They play in the top-flight football league of Cameroon. Stade de la Réunification, which has a capacity of 30,000, is their home venue. They currently lie 4th on the Elite One table with 49 points and minus 2 goals after 34 games played.

Stade de la Réunification (Home Grounds of New Star FC)

They have recorded 2 home victories(2-0 over Cotonsport and 2-1 win over Fortuna Mfou) in their previous 10 games so far and 2 away victories(3-2 victory over Yafoot and 2-1 over APEJES Academy). They have also shared the spoils thrice against Les Atres, Young Sports Academy and Feutcheu).

New Star FC have also lost three games in their last ten appearances(1-0 to Bamboutos, 1-0 against Aigle Royals and 4-5 home defeat to Dragon de Yaounde).

Total Breakdown

Position: 4th
Goals scored in the last ten games: 13
Goals conceded in the last ten games: 11
Total number of wins(Home): 4(2)
Total number of loss(Home): 3(1)
Total number of draws(Home): 3(3)

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