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Cup of Cameroon: PWD, Fovu, Stade Banjoun, Colombe Make Semi Finals
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Cup of Cameroon: PWD, Fovu, Stade Banjoun, Colombe Make Semi Finals

By Darrion Abongwa

 

The last four of the Cameroon is known. Colombe of the South, Stade Bandjoun from the West regional league, Fovu of Baham and PWD of Bamenda are the last four teams still standing after this weekend quarterfinal matches.

 

Earlier on Saturday Stade Bandjoun, the only third tier side still in the race overpowered Stade Bertoua in post match penalty kicks by 4-3 after a goalless 90 minutes. Colombe of the South beat Eding Sport 2-1 in regulation time to book a last four ticket for the first time.

 

Playing at the Ngoe Ekelle Stadium on Sunday June 18, 2021 winners of the trophy PWD of Bamenda came from behind to pull level with its 1979 nemesis Dynamo of Douala and went on to triumph 6-5 in post match penalty kicks.

 

Fovu Club of Baham in the second match dominated ambitious Victoria United 2-0 to claim a last four berth.

 

Coming up this weekend will be the semi finals. PWD of Bamenda takes on Stade Bandjoun, the only none elite team still in the race. The west regional side are already in dream land, matching the feat of Victory United in 2017 as only the second third tier side to make this stage of the Cup of Cameroon. Stade Bandjoun's ambition were pretty clear from the state of the race, knocking out three elite sides, Dragon FC of Yaounde, Bamboutos of Mbouda and Stade Renard of Melong. They now set a date with PWD, the only side to have won the trophy still in the race.

 

The blues and white of Bamenda to reach the last four saw off Dream Olympique, Fauve Azur, AS FAP and Dynamo of Douala. This is the third semi-finals for PWD of Bamenda in the Cup of Cameroon. In the last two in 1979 and 2021, PWD went through to reach the finals, winning the 2021 edition.

 

The other semi-finals will pit Fovu of Baham against Colombe of the South. Two elite one sides in quest of their first glory in the competition.