Victoria United, aka OPOPO, and Maumu Youths are this year’s finalists of the Southwest mini round-robin tournament following their wins in the second leg semifinals at the Limbe Centenary Stadium on Sunday, December 3.
Nyame Rodrigues scored at extra time to give Opopo a 2-0 win over a rather stubborn EMMSA.
Swithbert Kum had scored at regular time to put Victoria United level on aggregate.
Earlier at the Limbe Centenary Stadium, Maumu Youths defeated St Peters 3-1 on penalties after conceding two goals in the game which kept them 2-2 on aggregate.
Captain for Maumu, Leonard Mendi Echu won’t be in the final after receiving a red card.
That was after St Peters were reduced to 10 men when Eric Monkam was sent off by a red card.
Victoria United will be in the final for the second time in two years.
Last year they defeated Mount Cameroon to represent the Region in the national round-robin games wherein they came back empty handed.
For Maumu Youths, it would be their first final in their tiny football history.
The winner will participate in the round-robin tournament in January 5, 2018 that qualifies teams into the MTN Elite Two.
*By Ekonde Daniel
*UB Journalism Student