Yong Sports Academy and Public Works Department, PWD of Bamenda, all in the Northwest Region are flying high in Cameroon’s MTN Elite 1 and 2 championships, respectively.
YOSA aka The Academicians are currently among the top three of the MTN Elite One classification table after recording a total of 20 points in 11 games. They have suffered just a single defeat away in the hands of 11 times Elite One champions, Coton Sport of Garoua.
YOSA, in 11 games, have scored six times, conceded two goals and have a plus four goals. They have the best defence as they have conceded just twice but have the second poor attacking machinery in the league with just six goals in 11 games.
Their victory over Fovu Club of Baham saw them hit 19 points in 10 games for the first time in seven years after 10 games. The last time the 2013 Cup of Cameroon winners came close to this new record was in 2015 when they recorded 17 points in 10 games but eventually ended the league that season at the 19th spot.
The Coach Emmanuel Ndumbe Bosso boys could, this year, be heading for the crown which they slightly missed in 2016 after a poor run towards the end of the league.
PWD Bamenda has been the team of the season so far in both the MTN Elite One and Two championships. Playing in Cameroon’s MTN Elite Two championship, the Abakwa Boys, after a poor season last year that saw them narrowly survive relegation, seem to have corrected their errors.
They are at the top of the MTN Elite Two classification table with 19 points in seven games. So far, they have recorded six victories in seven games. This, they did by beating Avion Nkam, Lion Blesse, National Polytechnic, Racing Bafoussam, Ngaoundere University (forfeiture), TKC and a draw with Renaissance. They now sit at the top of the classification table with 19 points, three points clear of rival Canon Yaounde.
Renaissance FC stopped PWD Bamenda aka Ngia P’s winning streak of four games. Since then, the le
gendary club in Cameroon football has been able to bounce back in winning ways with a series of victories. They have scored seven goals and conceded two in seven games, giving them an average of one goal per game.
The President of the Abakwa Boys has called on supporters of PWD, both home and abroad, to support the club so they could pick one of the tickets for MTN Elite One promotion this season.
While YOSA and PWD Bamenda are flying the flag of the Region high in their respective championships, National Polytechnic Bambui and Bang Bullet all in the MTN Elite two championship have been struggling to get their winning formula. National Polytechnic Bambui suffered three defeats in five games and have scored one goal and conceded four.
They have the worst scoring record in the MTN Elite Two championship alongside bottom place Ngaoundéré University FC that shared the same number of points with them. National Polytechnic FC is on the 14th spot with two points in a championship of 15 clubs.
Bang Bullet of Nkambe, so far, has failed to produce the type of performance they produced last year when they were promoted into Elite Two. They are on the 11th spot after recording six points in five games. They have suffered one defeat, three draws and one victory after scoring two goals and conceding two.
YOSA and PWD Bamenda are flying high without a doubt but will they be able to continue with this fine form and put an end to the French-speaking Regions clubs’dominance in the Cameroon Professional Football League?