By Dean Mongo Eyieh
Victoria United gaffer Joseph Mbock Maput has said the club still have a fighting chance despite their come from behind draw against Njalla Quan Sports Academy in their opening match of the Southwest regional football championship on Sunday.
NQSA showed no signs of inferiority complex throughout the intriguing contest as Serge Kouoh Kolla’s developing charges made a mockery of Opopo’s slack defending to strike first before the interval.
Opopo enjoyed a good spell of pressure while the academicians were dangerous on the counter.
The boys of President Henry Njalla Quan Jnr had decent chances to bag maximum points but they lacked the efficiency infront of goal.
Those ruined chances rare its ugly head late in the game as Coach Mbock Maput decided to reshuffle the park with time running out fast.
Opopo were awarded a late penalty after substitute John Njoh was adjudged to have been brought down inside the area by the referee following sustain pressure.
Captain Joseph Bareng made no mistake with the resulting spot kick to level the scoring.
Both teams had couple of chances thereafter to claim maximum points but had to settle for a point.
In his post match reaction, Coach Mbock Maput insists Opopo still have a fighting chance.
Victoria United are in the group of death alongside former Southwest Champions Best Stars Academy and NQSA.