Journalism students of the Advance School of Mass Communication have played a 1-1 tie with their peers of Advertising. This was during one of the last group games of the 2019 ASMAC Director’s cup played at the Mateco Sport Complex on Thursday April 25.
Perhaps strange to others but the rival between Journalism students and their mates of Advertising gains more steam and excitement. As days go by, the teams battle for superiority whenever they meet in the ongoing Pr Laurent Charles BOYOMO tournament in ASMAC increase since the outcome of their first meeting in the competition.
Thursday April 25th 2019 appeared just as exciting and electric as many predicted when both teams met for the second leg of their group games in tournament.
Both teams showed signs and desires to get an early lead at the start of the game, recording series of accurate passes and fowls as well with the Journalist facing most of the pressure as the defensive compartment played with fear following the temporal absence of first choice keeper NGAH Junior replaced by an inexperienced BONTE Modest NKOUE.
The pressure led to the Advertisers gaining a free kick some 20 yards from the goal post and which saw their free kick specialist George EYANGO converting the set piece into goal at the 5th minute.
Minutes later, the News men, coached by Alain NDANGA regained confidence following arrival of keeper NGAH Junior.
The team re-organized their game, putting pressure on the opponents from every angle of the game with beautiful crosses from MBEMBE YOKI Marcel from the right flank.
Their pressure paid off at the 10th minute when MINYEM Mark Arthur transformed a penalty to bring the match to stalemate beating courageous ASAH Desmond, keeper for the Advertiser.
Both teams held on to each other with same score till end of full time.
Thursday’s 1-1 draw leave both teams counting 7points each and all qualified from Pool B of the competition with Journalism topping with a difference of 4 goals having scored 8 and conceded just 4 in four matches.
Advertisers are scond, count 7 points 4 points with a match in hand to play against bottom placed and eliminated Information and Documentation.
‘’ Playing a draw with Journalism students is a great achievement for us. We respect the team so much because of the quality of players they have and their sensational playing style.
Picking a point from them also makes us happy because we have a chance to grab all 3 points from Information and Documentation students to lead the group with 10pts’’ says ASAH Desmond, keeper of the Advertising students.
Journalism students in their part showed disappointment following the draw but expressed joy about their qualification for the Semifinal.
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