By Basil K Mbuye
It was an encounter between two of Southwest legendary clubs as they faced each other in the quest to rewrite their Cup of Cameroon history.
It was an easy ride for Victoria United aka OPOPO (One People One Power) as they humbled Prison’s Buea aka Home Boys 2-0 at the Tiko Town Green Stadium.
After their struggling 1-1 draw in their first game against NQSA in the championship, it was an opportunity for Victoria United FC gaffer Joseph Mbock Maput to make his supporters have trust in the squad.
The first segment of the game wasn’t eventful as both sides played with so much detail. However, it was goalkeeper Mayebi of Prisons Buea that was kept busy as he was called upon to make several saves to deny OPOPO the curtain-raiser.
In the second part of the game, it took Victoria United five minutes to get the opener after a sublime finish from Takie Augustine Eyo-Ngon gave them the lead in the 50th minute.
It was an awakening call as the tempo of the game gathered more steam with both sides failing to concretise their chances.
Playing at the 65th minute in the game, OPOPO benefited from a penalty which was nicely slotted in by their skipper Joseph Barreng to make it 2-0.
Despite their efforts to reduce tally and hopes of getting back into the game, the resilient Victoria United FC backline refused to yield to pressure.
At the end of the game, the rejuvenated Prisons side left the pitch dissatisfied despite putting up a wonderful show.