BY AFESEH APONG
Sports writer kick442.com, Cameroon.
PWD social club of Bamenda has been crowned champions of the Cameroon league ones Championship, following a decision by football authorities in the country to end the 2019_2020 campaign.
The decision that was made public on Tuesday May 12, 2020, after a session of the Executive committee of FECAFOOT. The session came after a series of meetings between FECAFOOT officials and the different football stakeholders in the country, amidst the Coronavirus pandemic.
FECAFOOT’s decision crowned all three teams topping the elite one, elite two and women’s league, PWD, Astres and Louves Minproff respectively, as champions, while no team is relegated.
The Cameroon league was suspended in mid March, with PWD alias the Abakwa Boys leading the table with 47 points, one point ahead of second place cotonsport, and a match less than cotonsport.
The decision to end the league with six match days left, and declaring PWD champions, means that the North West outfit has now won their first major piece of silverware, in their 58_year_old history. Founded in 1962 by the then Public works, the Abakwa Boys lost the Cameroon cup final twice, in 1967 to Canon of yaounde and in 1979, to Dynamo of Douala.
PWD’s exploits this season, have not only won them their first ever top flight title, but also make them just the second team from the English speaking part of the country to win the Cameroon division one Championship, after Tiko United did same in the 2009 season. PWD will also make a comeback to Continental football, 16 years after they last participated in the CAF Confederations cup.
The Abakwa Boys have had a topsy_turvy season this far, but all credit is awarded coach David Pagou and his boys for their resilience and great fighting.
History now holds that the Pascal Abunde led bureau, with Burinyuy Derrick, Nchindo John Bosco, Leon Boyomo, Ndeh Collins and co as foot soldiers, under the Guidance of David Pagou, took the Cameroon league by storm, breaking the 58_year_old jinx and bringing joy to the inhabitants of the North West region.
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