Agbor Emmanuel and Brandon Ntui, formerly of CINYODEV FA Buea, filled in Elite One boots for Yong Sports Academy like “no man’s business” in what was supposed to be their baptism of fire against Cotonsport of Garoua.
The lads possessed nerves of steel and played Cameroon’s CAF Confederation Cup lone representatives as though it was just another league game.
Ntui Brandon was bumping Cotonsport’s poacher Ariana, while Agbor Emmanuel kept both Banga Bindjeme and Etame Ngombe on their toes throughout the 90 minutes.
The two players who are yet to turn 18 got the admiration of coach Nkabyo Martin who felt a happy man on their development thus far.
“It was my first game at this level. I gave all my best despite the loss. I believe we are going to do better as the season progresses. I don’t think there is a massive difference between the Elite One championship and the regional championship,” Ntui Brandon ended.
YOSA teenage defender Ntui Brandon
Meanwhile, Agbor Emmanuel on being quizzed on if he was aware the center – back pairing of Banga and Etame were the players who represented Cameroon at the African Nations Championship, the player replied: “yes, but I am confident of my abilities. I have the will and desire to produce at top level.”
Center forward Agbor Emmanuel poised before the game
These two are definitely going to be a handful to opponents and a gem to parent club YOSA this season.
Agbor Emmanuel made a name for himself at the Southwest regional championship for two seasons, with a play style near – similar to Ronaldo De Lima’s; strength, pace, area awareness and precision.