Match day 16 action of the Cameroon league one championship, offers the opportunity for two struggling sides, Yong Sports Academy of Bamenda and Fovu club of Baham, to face each other. YOSA might be the better of the two strugglers by virtue of their position on the leagues table, but will have it tough against fovu, who tails their pool.
Yong Sports Academy is winless in their last five league games, and a victory is needed if the Bamenda boys want to be within touching distance with the pool toppers, barely three days to the end of the first phase of the championship.
For Fovu of Baham, it is either they make it or mare it, as they are first from the bottom and needs to survive the relegation scare by all cost.
HEAD TO HEAD
The away tie played at the Bafoussam Omnisport stadium on March 3, 2019, saw Fovu moving away with all three points, thanks to goals Rudolf Njongmu and Arnaud Ziepop while Eric Toko Toko scored a consolation for YOSA.
This weekend’s game will be the 12 time the two sides are meeting in the Cameroon top flight since 2009. In their last 11 meetings in the league, both YOSA and Fovu have won three games each, with five others ending in a draw.
YOSA is on a string of five winless games in league. In their last five outings, they have recorded four draws and one defeat. Out of 13 games played, YOSA has managed just three wins, three defeats and seven draws.
For Fovu, they are winless in their last seven games. Their last win in the league was in the reverse fixture against YOSA on March 3, 2019, in Bafoussam, and since then, Magloire Mfutila and his boys have suffered four defeats and 3 draws. In all, Fovu has played 13 games, picking up two win, six defeats and five draws. Their attack line has scored one goal more than YOSA (nine goals scored), and their defense has also conceded seven goals than YOSA (15 goals conceded).
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Toko Toko Eric scored YOSA’s lone goal in the away game, and is now his team’s joint topf scorer, alongside Brandon Moukete. The two will be vital for YOSA, if they want to pick up their fourth ever win over Fovu. Ashu Tambe Clevis is a former Fovu player and the striker will be looking for his first goal of the season, when his former employers comes visiting.
On the side of Fovu, three players will be hoping to be part of the team to face their former club. They are Arnaud Ziepop (he scored in the away tie), Nsameli Nyuydorgha, and Alexandre Nsangue Nsia. All three players spend last season, with the Bamenda outfit.
Victor Sother Mengue is Fovu’s top scorer with four goals, but has gone 13 match days, without finding the back of the net. Can he rediscover his goal scoring form against YOSA? a million dollar questions.