Yong sports academy of Bamenda has suffered their first defeat of the season, bowing 1_0 away to AS Fortuna, at the Yaoundé Annex 1 stadium this Sunday February 24, 2019, as home side records first win of the season.
Certainly one of the worst displays from YOSA in recent times, the team that came into the encounter as Pool B leaders, failed to replicate their performance of their pass two wins this season.
In what was just the third clash between the two sides in the top tier, Coach Emmanuel Ndoumbe Bosso was forced to making two changes at the back, as 18 year old Samuel Aristide Makah started at right back, in the play of the injured Cyril Fonou. Asongwe Lovette Atangche was also called in to partner with Captain Yves Alain Dooh Moukoko at center back, in the absence of Adu Wum Elvis.
YOSA lacked intent throughout the game, with goalkeeper Leopold Kamgui of AS Fortuna playing the spectator role throughout the game. YOSA’s defense was caught wanting at the 60th minute, as they watch Victor Ndzie Nomo slot the ball pass Serge Diguel, in a solo.
YOSA’s bench could not do the magic for Emmanuel Ndoumbe Bosso, as the introduction of Steve Manga for Gilbert Kilah, Adrien Mboma for Raoul Ambassa and a Neville Ngong cameo brought no impact, as Fortuna instead threatened for a second.
Coach Emmanuel Ndoumbe Bosso admitted that it was a bad day for his team, but played down claims of his side suffering from the absence of some key players. Concerning YOSA’s next game against Feutcheu in Bamenda, Ndoumbe Bosso said “I think that what we missed today, we are going to correct it on Wednesday”. Meanwhile Ashu Tambe promised that YOSA will bounce back on Wednesday, when they host his former side, Feutcheu.
On his part, Coach Stephane Ndzana of Fortuna thinks the game was won tactically, as their game plan was centered at containing YOSA, and striking on counter attacks.
First defeat and first goal conceded, sees YOSA down to the third position in Pool B, behind Stade Renard of Melong and Astres of Douala.