By AFESEH APONG
PWD of Bamenda’s head coach, David Pagou has stated the the honour of his team was at stake, in his sides last league game against Union Sportive of Douala.
The tactician seemingly not happy that his side caused the relegation of a giant like Union, but insist it was imperative for his team to end the league in beauty, despite not being able to retain the crown they won last season.
“People spread rumours that we were going to leave the game to Union, but we all saw it. The game was very correct. We scored in the second half and we’re happy because we finished this game in the right way”.
“Union is a historical team, they came here to get a win. They had many scoring opportunities, but they didn’t. The honour of our club and that of our president was at stake. People called him all sorts of names and said we sold the game to Union. But I insist Union deserved a win in the away game and today you saw it that it was a tough game. Union had good chances in the second segment, but lots of youthfulness in their game. That’s football, we played well and I think it’s good for the team spirit. To allow someone to win you, is not good for the image of the team.”
Despite their win, the Abakwa Boys finished fifth in pool A of the championship, thereby missing out on the playoffs spots. It is now certain that the reigning Champions will not retain the crown they won last season, but David Pagou feels satisfied with the work done this season.
“We have to save our season with the cup final, but I think we had a great season. We lost three league matches, won eight, had nine draws. So we had a good season. I was sick for quite a long period of time when the championship began, so we didn’t start the championship well. But after all, it has been a good season”.
Pagou caps his second seasson with the team keeping an unbeaten run at home that stretches to 19 months. After winning the club’s first ever league title last year, the tactician is now setting sights on the Cameroon cup, with the Abakwa Boys hoping for third time luck, after failing to win in 1967 and 1979.
Coach Pagou is gradually running towards the end of his current contract with the North West based club, and questions have been asked about his future. The former Cosmos of Mbam gaffer says he is now an Abakwa Boy, and it’s left to the club’s administration to decide on his future.
“I have spent two seasons here, during the first we emerged Cameroon champions and now we’re cup finalist. Bamenda is my home. I’m going to see with the administration, if they want me to continue. It depends on them. For now, I am an Abakwa Boy now.”
The players of PWD social football club have been given a one week break, but are expected back on duty on Tuesday September 07, 2021, where they will continue preparations for their Cameroon cup final against Astres of Douala, as they await a date for the Final.
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