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2024 Cup of Cameroon wonders continue as three heavyweights are eliminated

by Lesley Ngwa
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2013 Cup of Cameroon winners Yong Sports Academy of Bamenda, 2017 and 2022 semi-finalist Victoria United FC and Gazelle FA have been eliminated from this edition of the competition as the wonder event continues to produce surprises.

Victoria United FC who won the MTN Elite One championship this season fell to Astres of Douala on post-match penalties while Gazelle that reached the semifinals two years ago who stunned by center Region side Academie Indomtable while Yosa who beat Canon in 2013 to claim the crown fell to Cote de Tarzan in a tight contest in Melong.

Astres of Douala saw off Victoria United FC this Sunday to reach the 16 finals of the Cup of Cameroon

The elimination of the big guns adds to the number of Elite clubs that have surprisingly bowed out of Competition in an what has been an amazing edition for amateur clubs.

The qualification of Academie Indomtable and Cote de Tarzan means at least 12 amateur clubs made it to the 32nd finals of the competition – a giant massive progress for amateur clubs though a school of thought holds that the Elite clubs have lost interest in the competition due to the management style of the Cameroon football federation.

YOSA and Indomtable players post with match officials before kickoff

The next round of the Cup will continue next week with many expecting even more upsets from games.

Elsewhere this Sunday, Colombe of Dja made light work of Avion Academy to reach the 16 finals of the competition Fovu won last year. Colombe have scored six without conceding so far.


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