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🇨🇲YOSA vs Astres: Match guide_All you need to know

YOSA is unbeaten in 23 home games

Yong Sports Academy of Bamenda will welcome Les Astres of Douala at their mile six stadium in Bamenda on Sunday, in a day four encounter of the elite One Championship.

Both the Yellow submarines and the Brazilians of Bepanda are in search of their first win of the season. It has been a difficult start for coach Martin Nkabyo and his boys, who have suffered consecutive defeats to cotonsport and Canon. Anicet Mbarga Foe’s Astres, have picked up just one point in three games, since  their return to the top tier.

PRESENT SITUATION

YOSA is rock bottom in Pool B with no point recorded from two league games. After suffering a 2#0 defeat to cotonsport in Garoua, the yellow submarines slipped to a 1#2 defeat to Canon of Yaoundé in match day three. Their day one fixture against TKC did not hold, after the later failed to present their Covid-19 results. YOSA has conceded four goals in two outings, scoring just one. Something Coach Martin Nkabyo says needs to be addressed urgently.

The important thing is that we are creating chances and I think we need to work hard to see that we start scoring. We have scored just one goal in two matches, it is not enough to win a game”. The words of coach Martin Nkabyo after their game against Canon.

Astres of Douala is just one point better than YOSA on the league’s rankings. After defeats to Canon and cross town rivals New stars, the Brazilians were held to a zero all tie at home on match day three, by APEJES. Astres inability to score goals have been a cause for concern. Despite having in their ranks last season’s top scorer, Leon Boyomo, Astres remains the only Pool B team yet to find the back of the net this season.

PREVIOUS MEETINGS

YOSA and Astres have faced each other 20 times, since the yellow submarines ascended into the top flight in 2009. Out of those 20 games, YOSA has won six, seven wins for Astres and seven draws. YOSA’s biggest win against Astres, was a 3#0 victory in Bamenda on February 15, 2015, while Astres’ was a 3#1 win over YOSA at the Reunification stadium on October 08, 2014.

YOSA has suffered just two home defeats to Astres, but have beaten the Brazilians in Bamenda five times. The last time both sides met, was April 24, 2019.

HEAD TO HEAD_YOSA VS ASTRES

Matches played: 20
Wins YOSA: Six (6)
Wins Astres: Seven (7)
Draws: Seven (7).

G S by YOSA: 20
G S by Astres: 20

SCORES BREAKDOWN

24/04/2019 YOSA 0#0 Astres
10/03/2019 Astres 1#1 YOSA

18/06/2018 Astres 0#0 YOSA
21/03/2018 YOSA 2#1 Astres

18/06/2017 Astres 1#0 2 YOSA
26/02/2017 YOSA 0#2 Astres

12/06/2016 YOSA 3#1 Astres
21/02/2016 Astres 2#1 YOSA

21/06/2015 Astres 3#2 YOSA
15/02/2015 YOSA 3#0 Astres

08/10/2014 Astres 3#1 YOSA
23/04/2014 YOSA 1#1 Astres

27/10/2013 Astres 1#0 YOSA
02/06/2013 YOSA 1#0 Astres

23/09/2012 YOSA 0#0 Astres
01/04/2012 Astres 1#1 YOSA

12/06/2011 Astres 2#0 YOSA
09/01/2011 YOSA 0#1 Astres

09/05/2010 Astres 0#0 YOSA
30/12/2009 YOSA 2#0 Astres.

YOSA’s TERRIFIC HOME FORM

Yong Sports Academy’s has gone close to 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 23 unbeaten home games, the best current unbeaten home record by any team in Cameroon’s top flight.

In their last 23 home games, YOSA has recorded 11 wins and 12 draws, with big wins against PWD (3#0), Dragon (5#1), Bamboutos (3#1). It is exactly one year since YOSA last played a game at home. The last home game was a zero all tie with Colombe, on March 08, 2020.

YOSA’s terrific home form has given reasons for the fans of the yellow submarines, to hope for something better come Sunday.

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: NTANGANE Jean Honoré
A1: TATSINGOUM Gravlaine
A2: Steve Yannick E.
4th Referee: NJINCHU Clauvis
Referring physician: Dr. NGUM Joël
General Coordinator: Remy GINTY TINKU
Commissioner : TSAKEM Daniel

Kick off: 3:00PM.

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Afeseh Apong

Afeseh Apong is a graduate of the Advanced School of Mass Communication, ASMAC, and is currently Team press officer of PWD Bamenda

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