Riddle of good start for a hard end. The club with dwindling fortunes will be seeking stability when the die is cast. In fact, the group of “good for nothing”, in the premiership will need to cast away doubts and acquire fame. Racing, Union, Bamboutos, Cintra and their likes will need to improve on their falling standards.
The middle rung teams that have the potentials to topple even the top contenders can do so if they can manage the fit that ruins the steam with which they start the season. From this group, it will not be a surprise for any of them to top the league for some days before back-lashing into the relegation zone. Racing and Cintra did exactly that last year. Even on the last day of play, the fate of the teams hung on a dangling scale. The good beginners who end badly will need to revise their overall performances in order to improve. Most importantly, these clubs have the financial means to stay afloat. Racing can boost of a reliable management and productive supporters, not only in Bafoussam, but also in the cosmopolitan cities of Douala and Yaounde. This is true for Union. Bamboutos will need to spend a little more at the start of the season as their home crowd hostility earned them a-ten-match ban from their pitch. The punishment slammed on the club by FECAFOOT Homologation and Discipline Committee is likely to cost them much as they have a home winning spirit. How well they manage the stakes will largely determine their output this season.