By Boris Esono N
Football Writer kick442.com-Cameroon
Eteki Esoh Memorial Sports Academy, EEMSA has sailed through to the third round of the qualifiers in the South West Region for the 2021 Cup of Cameroon. EEMSA defeated Njalla Quan Sports Academy, NQSA on post-match penalty shootouts this Wednesday, March 10 at the BGS School Field.
EMMSA won NQSA 5-4 on post-match penalties after the game between the two sides had ended 1-1 at full time but it was EEMSA who sailed to the next round after coming from a goal down against NQSA to force a penalty shootout.
A goal from Mouotso Ulrich at the 38mins was enough for NQSA who were equally reduced to 10-man on the pitch to defeat EEMSA.
Bache Manfred was very much active troubling the Njalla Quan backline. The player in the opening minutes of the game had a series of chances but Njalla Quan’s backline repelled all the chances.
Fru Ade then had an opportunity to score for NQSA but had his shot just above the crossbar. Fru Ade had been very active in the EEMSA box but like his fellow players had difficulty penetrating the EEMSA backline.
EEMSA had a series of opportunities to equalize but failed to take their chances. A Freekick from Martin Egbe of EEMSA was brilliantly saved by Mudika Thiery. The goalkeeper for NQSA was terrific in the encounter saving out his side on multiple occasions.
Mouotso Ulrich scored the opener for NQSA at the 38mins. A brilliant strike from Mouotso Ulrich, who had a series of opportunities, buried his next best chance.
Bache Manfred then had a chance to equalize a few minutes after his side went 1-0 but could not take his chance as his opportunity went just wide from the goal post.
A freekick from Martin Egbe led to NQSA conceding a penalty. Nanje Obase then stepped up and missed the penalty as Mudika Thiery guessed correctly, saving the blunders of his players. That opportunity for EEMSA could have brought the game to 1-1 but at half time it was NQSA that led 1-0.
The second half began promising for both sides with several chances. The striking, however, left nothing to write home about. EEMSA will be reduced to 10-men after striker Bache Manfred was shown a red card.
At the 48mins it was Martin Egbe Egbe that finally got the equalizer for his EEMSA side. The goal brought a sigh of relief to the management of EEMSA and the fans who had been craving for a goal.
Ketu then had the chance of getting the equalizer but flop his chance to the disappointment of the EEMSA contingents. A rough challenge saw NQSA being reduced to 10, bringing the game to equal footing.
At 90mins the scoreline for both NQSA and EEMSA was 1-1 and the game headed into post-match penalties. It was EEMSA who finally carried the day as they scored all their penalty kicks while Ulrich who had scored for NQSA during the game missed his penalty. It ended 5-4 for EEMSA.
The victory for EEMSA sees the side sailing to the next round of the qualifiers for the Cup of Cameroon and keeps their hopes of being one of the three representatives of the Region in the cup of Cameroon.
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