The Grand Derby ASEC Mimosas – Africa Sports, this Saturday, May 20, from 5.30 p.m., at the Bouaké Peace Stadium, on the occasion of the 22nd day of Ligue 1, is very exciting and crucial for the two teams still in the race for the title of Champion of Côte d’ivoire 2017.
This derby will be one of the decisive turning points of the competition. Leading the ranking with a 6-point lead on the Africa Sports (3e), the ASEC Mimosas tackles this shock under the pressing threat of the (WAC), which is only 3 points behind. At 5 days of the end of the championship, everything remains mathematically possible.
The Mimos lead until then the race, but leave to worry. After the 18th day that saw their victory (0 – 2) on the men of the cheese maker, they no longer knew of victory. They aligned 2 draws and two defacts, one of which was in the quarterfinals of the League Cup in front of the Abidjan Stadium. A unique situation that the yellow and black had not yet known this season. It is high time to put an end to this spiral of performance that is really disturbing. The Derby will be a good opportunity to not only take off on the rival club, but also, and above all, boost its confidence in this last straight line of the championship.
A perilous mission for the team trained by TRAORE Siaka who will face a vengeful rival formation that had bowed (0 – 1), at the game Go (9th Day), but who, more than ever, restarted in the race after his large victory (3 – 0) last weekend, on the Séwé sport (another serious contender to the title). In no doubt, this last great derby of the season will be a high-voltage match in which the 12th man could be instrumental in tipping the final result in favor of his team. The shareholders are therefore invited to carry out many of the displacement at the stage of the peace of Bouaké to accomplish, too, their mission for the victory of the club yellow and black.