National Interpools/Playoffs: Stade FC Bertoua Squashes PWD Kumba’s League Two Aspirations

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By Ekema Njoku M.

A sweet, bitter beginning for PWD Kumba (Meme Works), as their football ambitions have been squashed, after they suffered a devastating defeat in the hands of Stade FC Bertoua in the on-going National Interpools

With PWD Kumba’s defeat, the Southwest Region will have to wait for another season to begin strategizing on how to have a representative in the National League 2 during the 2019/2020 football season.

In the past five years, Best Stars of Limbe and Victoria United FC alias OPOPO from Fako Division have struggled to graduate from the regional league into the national League two. This 2018/2019 football season, Southwest brought forth a new champion from Meme Division, Public Works Department, Kumba (Meme Works) who braved the odds.

In the second game of the day, the boys of President Maxwell Bissong and Carlos Ngeh were optimistic as they promised to bring League two football to the Southwest Region. Unfortunately, that dream never saw the light of the day as they were over-powered by the host region’s flag bearers in a 10goal thriller. Stade FC of Bertoua won, putting six goals past PWD Kumba shot-stopper, while the Meme Boys could only register four goals for themselves.

The first encounter of the day saw the Garoua outfit, Etoile Filante, dominate their counterparts of the Centre Region Mercure of Bafia by 2-1.

Complete Day Two Results

Pool A

Volcan de Noun 2-1 Olympic Biwong-Bane

Ngaoundere FC 1-0 AS Dibamba

Pool B 

Stade FC Bertoua 6-4 PWD Kumba

Etoile Filante of Garoua 2-1 Mercure of Bafia

Unofficial Classification 

Pool A 

Volcan De Noun 3pts 

AS Dibamba 3pts

Ngaoundere FC 0pt

Olympic Biwong-Bane

Pool B

Stade FC Bertoua 4pts

Kohi FC Maroua 1pt

PWD Kumba 0pt

Pool C

Foncha Street FC Bamenda 3pts

Etoile Filante Garoua 3pts

Mercure of Bafia 0pt 

The top three from each pool graduates from regional league football to the National League Two. The tournament is to go memory-lane this weekend and by then, the grandaunts would have been known. In Pool A Volcan and AS Dibamba are still battling for the top spot, in Pool B, Stade FC of Bertoua prays for Kohi to slip, while  in Pool C all eyes will be on Northwest region’s flag bearers, Foncha Street FC, Bamenda this Saturday, as they battle to secure a league ticket.

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