America for Africa FC of Mamfe in the south west regional league, has join the Pro Soccer league in the USA, becoming the first Cameroonian club side to integrate the US fourth tier championship. Last season, the club took part in the South West regional league, in a season marred by a lot of difficulties playing games in their home ground in Manyu Division.
The big news came on Saturday, when the US Soccer Federation approved NISA as a 3rd Division Professional Soccer league in the USA. America For Africa FC USA is part of the American Soccer league (ASL), which is a feeder league to NISA.
After the news broke out, Kick442.com contacted the CEO of America for Africa, Lawyer Soppo Ngwa on phone from his office in New York and he said “This is the climax of my mission to promote soccer in Africa and the USA. My kids in Mamfe and Bamenda now have an opportunity to come to the USA legally and contribute towards the growth of soccer in this great country”.
America for Africa has played in the North West regional league, and was only prevented from going to the interpool in 2011 by Rainbow FC. The team has also produced some of the finest talents, amongst which is Cameroon international and cotonsport’s bulldozing center back, Ngweni Ndasi Denis and Dohbit Clovis Fofuleng, who was PWD’s second top scorer last season.
The team was later transferred to the South West region, where they have being competing in the regional league since then, under the guidance of Coach Ako Linus Eta.
The team will begin playing in the ASL in August and Bobga Folabit, the first ever coach of America for Africa, who left Cameroon, and now lives in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, is expected to become the first Technical Director of America for Africa FC USA.