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Fauve Azur Held at Bay by Fovu in Fear-Filled Stalemate

The MTN Elite One relegation battle served up a tense encounter on Matchday 3 as Fauve Azur and Fovu de Baham played out a 0-0 draw. The game, dominated by a shared fear of losing, saw both teams prioritize defensive stability over attacking flair.
Fauve Azur began the brighter of the two sides, dictating the tempo in the first half and peppering the Fovu goal with attempts. Despite registering eight shots, five on target, they couldn’t find a breakthrough against Fovu’s experienced, yet uninspired, defense.
The turning point arrived midway through the second half when Fauve Azur goalkeeper Joseph Bessala Bessala was red-carded for a foul outside the penalty box. Despite the numerical disadvantage, Fovu’s lack of attacking strategy left them resorting to long balls that posed little threat.

Fauve Azur Elite

The final whistle blew on a game defined by caution rather than creation. While neither side will be overly disappointed with a point, the result does little to ease Fauve Azur’s relegation worries. They remain rooted to the bottom of the standings with just two points from three games. Fovu, meanwhile, move to five points and will be keen to build on this result in their upcoming fixtures.

Fovu FC Baham
This stalemate also marks a first in the history of this fixture. In their six previous meetings, Fovu had dominated with five wins, while Fauve Azur had only managed a solitary victory. Today’s encounter, however, was a different story, highlighting the unpredictable nature of the relegation scrap.

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