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MTN Elite 2: Balance Sheet Of Victoria United After First Phase.

After securing elite football status for the first time in close to two decades, Victoria United became the first club to bring elite football in the South West Region after six years.

The team led by President Nkwain Valentine made the dream a reality as the team secured elite football following a 2-1 win over NGV football Academy from the West Region in the Semis of the 2022 National Interpools.

Their start to the 2022/23 elite two season was fair as the team picked up seven points in their first four games – with wins against Unisport, and Leopard of Douala. Although Pierre Cyril Bilong who has now joined Aigle Du Mongo took charge of the club in the first two games (1win and 1 defeat), coach Guy Kamguia took charge of the team in their third game against Racing Bafoussam.

The former Djiko gaffer had a good start to his era with four points from two games, but calamity showed its ugly face with the side losing four straight games in a roll – including the two anglophone derbies to Rangers and Foncha Street.

But the club management, the coaching staff and the players had to take responsibility for their poor run of form as the team occupied the 10th spot with just three points above the drop zone.

Going into a relegation battle against Ofta of Kribi in Niete, the team went into that game – having won just a point in three away games – but goals from Djacba, Ferdinand, and Jacques Praise Ebene ensured the first away win for the club.

This became the turning point of their season as victories followed with wins against Dynamo, Aigle and Stade Bertoua as they scored 11 goals and conceded two goals in those four games.

Results Of Homologation Committee

The Homologation Committee of Fecafoot awarded three points to Victoria United after Foncha Street filled in an illegitimate player in their match day eight clash at the Molyko Omnisport Stadium. Consequently, Victoria United now totals 22 points after 12 matches.

Also, the Opopo President Nkwain Valentine was handed a five match ban and a fine of 500,000 frs CFA for interrupting their match day six clash against Tonnerre at the Centenary Stadium. Opopo lost the game 1-0.

The team now occupies the first spot in the league with 22 points in 12 games but will be on standby on Matchday 13.


The official classification table after the first phase.

The Goalscorers of the team so far.

Victoria United have had a total of 10 different goal-scorers this season.

Toni Bassong is the top scorer of the team with six goals against the likes of AS Lausanne, Dynamo and Leopard of Douala. The playmaker has also been involved in eight goals this season for Victoria United.

There is also one of the team captains Echu Perry who has three goals to his name and is the highest goal-scoring defender of the team.

Former Best Star Forward Banlanjo Ferdinand also has two goals to his name, while the likes of Djacba Jr, Jonas Elias, Yannick Kouendjou, Kinde Leonard, Eyong Ashu, and Jacques Praise Ebene have scored one goal each.

Victoria United Stats after the First Phase.

Games played: 12

Wins: seven

Draws: one

Defeats: five

Goals scored: 17

Goals conceded: seven



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