By Basil Afoni
Victoria United FC aka OPOPO and University Of Buea FC were eliminated from the Southwest Mini Interpools by Continental FC and Best Stars respectively last Sunday at the Limbe Centenary Stadium.
OPOPO was beaten at home by Continental FC of Buea in the knockout stage of the Southwest Mini Interpools tournament after penalty shoots (3-4).
The Limbe side, who were one of the favourites to represent the region at the National Interpools tournament for ascension into League 2, was stunned by Continental FC of Buea.
In the much awaited encounter, it was Continental FC of Buea that took the lead thanks to a goal from Felix Nomen that silenced the vibrant One People One Power (OPOPO) supporters in the Limbe centenary Stadium.
After taking control of the game, Victoria United finally found the equalizer after Francis Lima found the back of the net. They will continue mounting pressure but however, they failed to penetrate the continental defensive wall.
After regular 90 minutes play time with both teams tied at 1-1, both teams will proceed to penalty shoots immediately but it was Continental FC that carried the day 4-3 to the detriment of the OPOPO supporters.
Meanwhile, in the first encounter of the day, University Of Buea Football Club lost to Best Stars of Limbe 2-4. After some 25 minutes of play, UBFC were been led by 2 goals to nil. But with some 10 minutes for the first segment of the game to end, UBFC maskman, George Nche’s double gave UBFC the equalizer.
However, some changes from the UBFC coach, Nicholas Asoungu instead marred things for his side as Best Stars began the second half by scoring two goals to make it 4-2. Things later on got worst for UBFC when two of their players, Yannick Ofon and Godlove Mbatu were shown read.
Earlier on Saturday, EEMSA and Botafogo AFC both picked up their tickets for the semi finals after beating Ekona United and Prisons Social Club of Buea respectively.
The draws for the next round will be done today, Monday October 26, 2015.