MTN Elite One: YOSA looks to consolidate runner-up position


For the first time since ascending into the top flight four seasons ago, Yong Sport Academy (YOSA) goes into this weekend of fixture under enormous pressure to consolidate its runners up position albeit to grasp top spot if the chance avail itself.

Ndoumbe Bosso, headcoach for YOSA announced after the victory over Cotonsport in Bamenda that their next target is to harvest maximum points on the road in Yaounde against Renaissance of Ngoumou.

“The match against Cotonsport is passed, and we are now focused on our next assignment only” he told BamendaOnline after the game.

Renaisance of Ngoumou is presently sailing in turbulent waters and has been unable to pick a point in its last two outings, losing to Cotonsport at home in a delayed encounter and then to Union in Douala in the last day of play.

At 12th position on 16 points, the team’s sole goal is to avoid the drop zone this year. But their opponent, YOSA comes into the weekend clash full of confidence following 3 back-to-back victories against Tiko United, Njalla Quan Sport Academy and lately Contonsport of Garoua.

Since the resumption of the championship, the Bamenda Boys except for the 4:0 thumping away in Bangante, have been in excellent form, a run which if it continues for the remaining  9 games of the 26 day championship may see the first team from the region be crown champions of Cameroon.

But that may still be a long way to come as assistant coach, Togi Jean Baptist confirms.

“Our match against Union and Sable FC in Bamenda on day 20 and 21 could decide our season” he said. “But we need to remain focused on our mission which is to go continental” he continued.

YOSA still have some top games to come notably against rising new comers, New Star of Douala and a rejuvenated Canon Sportive of Yaounde. Their Final hurdle would be in Bamenda on the last day of the season against Unisport of Bafang.


Fixtures Day 18

Sunday August 5

Canon of Yaoundé  # Les Astres of Douala
Renaissance of Ngoumou # Yong Sports Academy
Njalla Quan  # Panthere of Ndé
Scorpion of Bé  # Aigle de la Menoua
Union of Douala  # Sable of Batié
Cotonsport of Garoua # New Star of Douala
Tiko United  # Unisport of Bafang


Unofficial classification after day 18

1  Union 17 33 +10
2  Yosa 17 30 0
3  Panthere 17 29 +10
4  New star 17 28 +14
5  Coton Sport 17 28 +10
6  Unisport 17 26 +6
7  Canon 17 26 -1
8  Astres 17 22 -1
9  Sable 17 17 -3
10  Tiko 17 17 -7
11  Aigle 17 17 -7
12  Renaissance 17 16 -7
13  Njalla Quan 17 15 -9
14  Scorpion 17 10 -15


By Abongwa Fozo



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