By Eyongeta Eyong
The 2019/2020 Cameroon Champions, PWD of Bamenda have resumed training in preparation for the next season. The boys of Coach David Pagou answered present at the Catholic School Field Big Mankon Bamenda on Tuesday, September 8, for their very first training session.
Abunde Pascal the Club President who was present at the training ground told both new and old players about the ideology of the club, “It’s an honour to put on the blue and white of PWD. We are trying to put up a team that reflects the ideology that we have, which is our team spirit.” He said.
Encouraging the 24 players on training, Coach David Pagou said “Some old players are not here today because of indiscipline and lack of trust. I encourage you all to stay away from such behaviours for the success of our team.”
PWD Bamenda hopes to end the country’s 42-year wait in the CAF Championship. Union Douala was the last Cameroonian team to win the Champions League after defeating Ghana’s Heart of Oak in 1979 final. They will represent Cameroon in the CAF Champions League along-side second-placed Coton Sports.
David Pagou’s men clinched their maiden domestic title despite being unable to see out their remaining fixtures due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Abakwa Boyz have brought in new faces into the team, in the light of Alexandre Mfede, Duhamel Kalemanji and Vincent Paul Ngonji who are expected to bring more glories to the team. The club is on the verge of signing former Unisport and Astress goalkeeper Heschou Keridou. The Abakwa Boys are expected to carry-out two training sessions daily, before their friendly game with the National football team of South Sudan on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, at the Ahmadou Ahidjo stadium.