Kumba City FC came from a goal down to dismiss Buea United FC by 2-1 after 120 minutes of play, thanks to a last minute strike from substitute Keugoue who converted a free kick after goalkeeper Jingo Loise was shown red.
The game which took place at the Molyko Omnisport stadium this Sunday, June 25, saw resilient meme boys outsmart the ten man home boys after a hard fought battle.
Buea United took the lead at the 19th minute through Festus Kingsley Njako, who netted from the goalkeeper’s deflection after a cross.
The fortunate Buea United to came into this stage of the competition following the decision to declare Option Sports of Limbe general forfeiture, were the better side in this encounter.
Goalkeeper Jingo Loise came out swiftly to stop Kumba city attacker, Bimela Berca from getting the equalizer.
Substitute Boris Bessong Agbor who replaced injured Motia Bassey shortly before half the hour mark, was brought out by coach Agbor Emmanuel after an unsatisfactory performance.
Swift attack man for Kumba City, William Ayong’s attempt at goal was stopped by Loise on two occasions
Triple substitution done by coach
Roland Tchakom when his attackers seemed wasteful in front of goal to get the equalizer with about 75 minutes gone into the game. Abena Jordan, Fabrice Mulan and Junior S were brought in.
It was Abena Jordan who got the equalizer at the 82nd minute, barely three minutes after he was brought in, taking advantage of Loise who was out of his post and defenders lacked concentration to cancel the lead.
The hundreds of fans from the Meme division almost rose to their feet once again when William Ayong made a brilliant attempt to get the lead but his shot went out wide.
Coach Emmanuel was forced to bring in Veteran striker, Clovis Sone and Princewill Jong when all hope seemed to be lost. This was to reinforce his side for the penalty shootouts as sensed before the sound of the final blast.
Kouegoue failed to covert a free kick for Kumba city during prolongation as the ball hit the post and bounced back to the field of play.
Two reckless outings from goalkeeper Loise caused Buea United to be one man down barely five minutes to the end of prolongation. Emmanuel Mbang was brought in to finish in goal.
This time, Keugoue did not miss his target. Helpless, Mbang was unable to stop his shot. His goal turned out to be the winner.
Kumba City won it 2-1 and advanced to the semi-final for the first time in two attempts.
Kumba City FC joins Istanbul FA, Njalla Quan Sports Academy and Isles of Hope SA(ISOHSA) at the Semis.
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