By Basil K Mbuye
Newly created Junction Veteran Club, JVC, of Buea was on Saturday, November 30 at the Survey School Field given their baptism of fire by Club 15 veterans club.
Club 15 showed the newly created JVC no mercy as they outclassed them in their first game 4-2 in a game the Gaston Junction-based veteran club was hoping to send warning signals to veteran clubs in Buea and its environs.
The first segment of the encounter saw Club 15 scoring 3 goals with Nomen Mbia reducing the goal margin by scoring the lone goal in this segment for JVC. Despite creating chances and failing to concretise them, JVC players could be seen running out of steam as their opponents enjoy a comfortable possession of the ball.
When play will resume in the second half, JVC showed some signs of threat but failed to see that their chances find the back of the net. However, 15 minutes into the second segment, Kingsley Ayamba made it 3-2 with a sublime finish.
Their joy was however short-lived as Club 15 increased the tally to 4-2. The expertise of Innocent Mbunwe and Ngalla Yufenyu Njoka in the coaching bench of JVC was not enough to salvage a draw for JVC as they continue to ride on banana peelings while licking their wounds.
The encounter ended 4-2 in favour of Club 15 while JVC will have to wait to win their first game.
Speaking after the encounter, the President of JVC, Cyril Tanjong Njou said his side remained optimistic despite suffering defeat in their first outing. “Fair play is our watchword; football is a game of victory and defeat. We look forward to amending our strategies in our next game,” Tanjong said.
JVC was created in 2019 and has as aim to socialise, foster unity, strength and progress, fitness through sports and also for the purpose of socialisation amongst others.