BY Afeseh Apong
Yong Sports Academy of Bamenda will be aiming to make it four wins on win, when they take on AS Fortuna of Mfou on Saturday, in match day five of the MTN Elite one championship.
YOSA and Fortuna will clash at the Annex one stadium of Japoma, as from 3:30pm on Saturday, with Fortuna returning to action, after they were exempted from match day four action, in mid-week.
YOSA remains one of the three teams that have won all their games in the league this far. The yellow submarines of Bamenda, were exempted from match day one action, but has since then record three one_nil wins over Astres of Douala, Racing of Bafoussam and most recently Fauve Azur of Yaoundé.
Captain Tengemo Emmanuel has scored all of YOSA’s three match winners, with the 2013 Cameroon cup winners now ranked third in Pool A, with nine points, behind Canon and stade Renard of Melong, though the latter have played a game more than YOSA.
coach Nkabyo Martin’s side can boast of the best defense in the league, as they remain the only team that has not conceded a goal yet in the league.
For AS Fortuna, they are yet to find their feets on the gas pedal as was the case last season. So far, fortuna has recorded just one win in three outings, with two other games ending in a draw.
However, Fortuna has also not lost any game, and will be looking to rebuild their confidence, when the meet YOSA on Saturday.
Head to Head Records
Saturday’s game will be the Seventh time YOSA and Fortuna are facing each other in the Cameroon top flight. Fortuna have had an edge in their six previous meetings, winning twice, while YOSA has gone away with just one win. Three other games ended on a parity.
The highest scoreline in this fixture, was a four_nil win for Fortuna on March 04, 2020.
31/03/2018 Fortuna 0#0 YOSA
28/06/2018 YOSA 2#1 Fortuna
24/02/2019 Fortuna 1#0 YOSA
10/04/2019 YOSA 1#1 Fortuna
24/11/2019 YOSA 0#0 Fortuna
04/03/2020 Fortuna 4#0 YOSA
Players to watch
YOSA will be counting on their goal poacher Tengemo Emmanuel, to make things happen. The forward has scored all of his sides three goals this season, and is in the right shape, to do more.
The yellow submarines back line has been impeccable, keeping three clean sheets in as many games. Goalkeeper Kevin Ashu, Aminu Iliasu, Nana Sidoine, Yogo Sorel and Akum Leslie, have succeeded in keeping all their three previous opponents at bay and will be counting on support from Ngoh Yannick at the midfield, to keep their record in tact.
For AS Fortuna, Former YOSA man Enow Adolf, who joined them at the end of last season, has been in fine form, as will be looking to haunt his former employers.
Captain Martial Biyidi will definitely do the demolition work at the midfield, to provide more cover to goalkeeper Jean Stéphane Daniel Nyeck, with Ignace Etoungou expected to coordinate affairs from the back. Up front, maestro Severin Rodrigue Onana, will be the creative box, capable of running down the opponents.
What they said
YOSA’s captain Tengemo Emmanuel has spoke positively about his recent form and his comeback after sitting out of last season.
“This season I was given a new role by the coach, to play as a center forward. I think I am just doing my job as a center forward, which is to score goals. As per not playing last season, I’m a footballer and knows what I want. I didn’t play, but did not stop training. I worked even harder,” Tengemo Emmanuel said.
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