Yong Sports Academy of Bamenda will be eyeing their second win of the season, when they host APEJES of Mfou in one of day five fixtures of the Cameroon ELITE ONE Championship. The game is one of three games scheduled for the Yong Sports Academy Stadium in Bamenda, on Saturday April 03, 2021.
Yong Sports Academy will go into Saturday’s game with heads high, following their 1#0 win against Astres on match day. The win against Astres was all Coach Martin Nkabyo and his boys needed to kick start their season, after set backs against Cotonsport and Canon in the previous match days. YOSA currently sits on the seventh spot in Pool B of the Championship with 3 points from three games, but now have the chance of moving to within a point from second placed APEJES.
Ade Mienolf’s second half goal was enough to secure all three points against visiting Astres, and was just YOSA’s second goal of the season.
For visiting APEJES of Mfou, they have a chance of going top of Pool B, should they secure all three points in Bamenda, something looking difficult, given that APEJES has never recorded an away win over YOSA. APEJES has picked up seven points from three games played this far, with wins against Canon and New stars (APEJES 3#2 Canon, APEJES 1#0 New stars), plus a goalless draw away to Astres.
Samuel Junior Kotto’s penalty against New stars last Sunday, was enough to take APEJES to just two points away from pool B leaders, Panthere Sportive of Nde. APEJES has scored four goals in three games, conceding two, and keeping two clean sheets.
Saturday’s game will be the 13th meeting between both sides in the top flight. In their last 12 Confrontations, YOSA has won three, two wins for APEJES and a whooping seven draws ( five goalless draws).
Two of YOSA’s three wins against APEJES have come at home in Bamenda, but surprisingly APEJES has never succeeded in beating YOSA on away turf. Their 12 previous Meetings have produced 17 goals, nine for APEJES and eight for YOSA. Out of a possible 36 points played between both sides, YOSA has picked up 16 points against APEJES, with the latter moving away with just 13 points out of a possible 36.
APEJES’ biggest win against YOSA, was a 3#0 bashing of the Yellow submarines in Yaoundé, on 19 July 2015.
HEAD TO HEAD YOSA VS APEJES
Matches played: 12
Wins YOSA: 3
Wins APEJES: 2
Goals for YOSA: 8
Goals for APEJES: 9
05/02/2020 YOSA 0#0 APEJES
28/10/2019 APEJES 1#0 YOSA
27/05/2018 YOSA 2#1 APEJES
25/02/2018 APEJES 0#0 YOSA
20/08/2017 YOSA 1#1 APEJES
23/04/2017 APEJES 0#0 YOSA
05/06/2016 APEJES 1#2 YOSA
07/02/2016 YOSA 1#0 APEJES
19/07/2015 APEJES 3#0 YOSA
29/03/2015 YOSA 0#0 APEJES
06/11/2014 YOSA 0#0 APEJES
13/04/2014 APEJES 2#2 YOSA
YOSA UNSTOPPABLE AT HOME?
YOSA’s 1#0 win over Astres last Sunday, ensured that the yellow submarines extend their unbeaten home run to 24 games. Three years, without losing a game at home. The last time YOSA suffered a home defeat, was on July 22, 2018, when they bowed 0#1 to UMS of Loum. Since then, the yellow submarines are now on a run of 24 unbeaten home games, the best current unbeaten home record by any team in Cameroon’s top flight.
In their last 24 home games, YOSA has recorded 12 wins and 12 draws.
YOSA’s terrific home form is scary, and Martin Nkabyo and his boys have another chance to keep their records in tact.
Yong Sports Academy was founded in 2004, and gained promotion to the top flight, in the 2009_2010 season. Since then, the North West outfit has been one of the most consistent teams in Cameroon’s Elite Division. Their best performance in the league was in 2016, when then finished third and fourth in 2012.
For APEJES of Mfou [Associationd’appuiàlajeunesseparle
sport], the tea was created on December 31, 2006, gained promotion to the top tier in 2013, and best performance was in the 2016_2017 campaign, when they finished third. The team is currently under the command of Ndongo Jean Francis as head coach.