Opopo, Maumu Youths into Southwest mini round-robin final

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

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