By Anye Nde Nsoh
Sports Writer kick442.com-Cameroon
The sum of 460 million FCFA has been made available by administrative authorities of Cameroon for works to resume at the Bamenda Municipal Stadium, answering the cry of the people of the North West region for a befitting stadium.
As reported by ecomatin.net, the aforementioned amount of money was made available following a meeting held, surrounding the Cup of Cameroon era and chaired by the Prime Minister head of Government chief Dr. Joseph Dion Ngute amongst North West authorities and other stakeholders in the country with the stadium and Roads to the region and in the region as key points on the table.
The 460, 000,000 FCFA is aimed at revamping the Bamenda Municipal Stadium by Prime Potomac the initial company that started the project in 2016 during the days of then President of FECAFOOT Tombi A. Roko before abandoning the project due to financial inconsistencies and a ban placed on the stadium by the Court of Arbitration for Sports CAS, which led to immediate halt of works.
“We carried out part of the contract. We could have finished the work, if we had not had funding problems. There are 460 million FCFA left to completely complete the stadium,” Ben Modo, CEO of Prime Potomac testified.
For years now, football lovers, players and managers have been crying to have a befitting stadium reflecting the North West region to help players exercise their talents. Recently, during the Cup of Cameroon final where PWD of Bamenda defeated Astres of Douala to clinch their maiden Cup of Cameroon title as well as during the launcher of the Elite One championship fans of the North West region carried placards and chanted songs for a need of a standard pitch in the region.
The North West region currently prides six clubs in Cameroon’s top tier championships both male and female. 2013 Cup of Cameroon winners Yong Sports Academy of Bamenda, 2020 Elite one champions and defending champions of the Cup of Cameroon PWD Social Football Club of Bamenda plies their trade in Elite One, Foncha Street FC of Bamenda and Newly promoted side Rangers FC of Bafut all in the Elite Two, Vision Sports FC of Bamenda in Women’s division one and Ita Mbong in the women’s division two, reasons why the region is actually in need of a good turd.
Weeks back the head of missions for Cameroon Football Governing body Emmanuel Maboang Kessack visited the region, held meetings with FECAFOOT North West officials and visited the abandoned Bamenda Municipal Stadium seeking to know what can be done to have the stadium ready for Elite Games.
Seats have been purchased and kept, materials to mount the stands, a structure to be used as dressing room, restaurant, offices is yet to be constructed, partial piping works have been done which simply needs Some efforts to complete and ensure the beauty of the 3D display is erected.
During Prime Minister Dion Ngute’s visit to the region he promised to get work started, with the money made available there are higher chances the region will boost of a good pitch just like other regions.
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