By AFESEH APONG
Sports writer kick442.com, Cameroon.
PWD had Ndeh Collins to thank, as his thunderbolt strike gave them an important win over Union Sportive of Douala, in a day 28 game of the Cameroon league one Championship.
Playing at the Limbe middle Farm stadium in a tensed game, PWD took an early lead through Nchindo John Bosco from the penalty spot, before Manga Mba restored parity for the Nassara Gamakai, before half time.
An eventful second half saw Goalkeeper Cedric Lionel Damlabeu of PWD sent off, and a missed penalty by Manga Mba. The unlikely hero of the game, was PWD’s defensive midfielder, Ndeh Collins. The Abakwa Boys had a corner kick around the 80th minute of the game, and set piece specialist, Nchindo John Bosco was on hand to execute it. His cross was cleared out by Union’s defensive Bloc, only for the ball to meet Ndeh Collins who was unmarked, and 77 he unleash a 25 yard screamer that got Goalkeeper Feudjeu Loic beaten.
An absolute beauty of a strike it was, but more so, a match winner for a team that was reduced to 10 men. Speaking to the press afterward, Ndeh Collins revealed that he took inspiration from former Manchester city captain, Vincent Kompany’s match winner against Liescester city in the premier league last season.
He said “it is something that I use to do in training. It needs a lot of practice in order to score such a goal. When the ball came to me, I feel the crowd shouting that I should shot, but on the other hand I thought of Vincent Kompany’s goal last season for Manchester city, against Liecester in the premier league, so I decided to shoot from there”.
Ndeh Collins has build a reputation for his match winning deciders for the Abakwa Boys this season, with his crucial goals handing his side crucial nine points in games against TKC, a 90th minute half volley against Dragon in Bamenda, and a goal of the season contender against Union. For a defensive midfielder who has three goals in 24 appearances this season, it his probably Ndeh Collins best season in the top flight, in over 10 years if his football career.
His is noted for doing the dirty job at the midfield, and his combative displays have earned him the nickname “The Destroyer“, from the fans of the Abakwa Boys. The native of Akum in the North West region of Cameroon, is satisfied with his performance this far, with just six playing days to the end of the championship.
“It is a big achievement for me, and with PWD I think this is my best season. I’m really enjoying myself at the club“, said Ndeh Collins.
Ndeh Collins is a key figure at PWD, and is one of the leaders in the dressing room. He can be considered as one of the best defensive midfielder in the Cameroon league one championship this season, as he and his teammates continue their search for a silver wear for the legendary PWD of Bamenda, this season.
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