A barren tie was the result when these two club’s met on today, March 2, 2019 at the Buea town stadium.
The officials had a blank sheet after an hour 30 minutes, but it did not tell the complete story.
It was a very much changed Cusa side, with the likes of Tambi Rodney, Oben Robert Molango and Ngolo Collins_who all took part in last season’s loss in the final to much dreaded Victoria United.
Buea united and coach Enang have a few changes of their own as new comers have came in and already look settled.
Cusa was poised going into their fifth season in the third-tier of Cameroon football.
Cusa dressed in their traditional skyblue and white stripes while Buea United downed the blue and white Kits as we Kick started from left to right.
The midfield metronome of Buea United ; Ikomi Oscar came close to scoring in the second minute of the game, the alarm bells kept on ringing as an Akoasang Vincent effort on goal was cancelled by the offside flag.
The stakes of the game ate deep into the players and the reckless tackles started flying in left, right and center. Ikomi Oscar, captain Flobe Dirane were booked in quick succession just few minutes to recess.
The game became tight and the two teams showed some excellent defensive qualities but stayed mute in front of goal.
A second yellow was shown to Ikomi Oscar for a moment of madness, he was giving the unwanted red carpet reception and coach Samuel Brandon brought in Tchatchwa Besombe,
to exploit the weakness at the back. Cusa only have themselves to blame as they were not able to carve open 10 man Buea United.
Talking with coach, Samuel after the game he gave these remarks “I want to thank God for the draw, because we have been training for just a week and you all know Buea is affected by this crisis. We knew we would encounter this because Buea United have gone 2 months of training, but I know we would make changes in the next game”.
Coach Enang Valerie was the happier of the two “you can understand that it’s the beginning of the season and the players need to adapt. The pitch is small, and I think the draw is normal”.
Cusa pulled a huge 5-0 win over NQSA in last season’s opener, and this draw speaks volumes as to the level of competitiveness this season.