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Obituary: Yong Francis Passes on

Pa yong during the 2011 Graduation ceremony of NPB

Pa yong during the 2011 Graduation ceremony of NPB

Yong Francis, aka Pa Yong has died in Atlanta, the United States of America barely a week after his football club, Yong Sports Academy won the cup of Cameroon final.

Pa Yong reportedly died on Sunday following a protracted illness. Rumours spread for weeks announcing his death turn out not to be true.

Pa Yong was a self made business magnet who started his career as an international referee before turning his attention to education and later football and Communication. He is the proprietor of the famous Progressive Comprehensive High school Bamenda (PCHS), Comprehensive High School Bambui, Kom Comprehensive High School in his native Anyajua-Kom, the National Polytechnic Bambui, Yong Sport Football Academy and the national Polytechnic Football Club both in the MTN elite One and Two division, and alsi owner of the Abakwa FM Radio Station and Cameroon National Television (CNTV) the second radio and TV stations to be opened in the Northwest region respectively.

This year, YOSA became only the third Anglophone team to win the Cameroon Cup, after overpowering favourites Canon Sportif of Yaounde 4-1 in post-match penalties on December 23.

Pa Yong handing over a certificate to one of his graduating student

Pa Yong handing over a certificate to one of his graduating student


The news of his death despite several rumours already spreading in that light still caught the Northwest Region and Bamenda in particular with surprise.  PA Yong we love you and will always remember you. May your soul rest in perfect peace!

 

One Response to Obituary: Yong Francis Passes on

  1. alacata pepper January 3, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    rest in perfect peace PA

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