By Angu Lesley
Football writer, kick442.com-Cameroon
Current Cameroon Elite One champions PWD social Club of Bamenda have been handed a very tricky CAF Champions League tie against South Africa Premier Soccer League franchise Kaizer Chiefs.
It promises to be an exciting home and away situation for fans of both Clubs when they clash later this month and early December in a winner takes it all tie.
To some pundits, it is a tough but doable job for PWD while to others it is the same for Kaizer Chiefs.
Fresh from winning their first title in 58-years, the Abakwa Boys have their tails up and have an event to inspire them.
Mount Cameroon Vs Ajax Cape Town in 2008.
The Lava Boys suffered a 5-1 defeat in Cape Town but to the surprise of many including Cameroonians Mount Cameroon FC of Buea led by coach David Kemogne (namesake of PWD’s current trainer) were down but not out of the tie.
Ajax Cape Town was confident the job was done after their home win and decided to travel with just 14 players instead of the usual 18. They were made to pay for their unprofessional attitude, yes they paid a higher cost than they cost of traveling with a full squad.
It was Just 10 days after labour day of that year and Mount Cameroon needed to labor to eliminate Ajax.
Coach Engelbert Mbarga joined the Club’s technical staff ahead of the second leg game as assistance for Kemogne.
Moumbain Ali skippered an all attacking Mount Cameroon team in the return leg game.
Takang Franklin, Agbor Kelvin, Evambe Francis (brace) , Ndjeyeha Ndjie (spot-kick) scored for the Lava Boys who ended the game with a win and a clean sheet.
Incredibly, before the eyes of thousands at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium, the winners of the Cup of Cameroon in 2000 managed to eliminate their visitors after recording a 5-0 victory on the day and a 6-5 win on aggregate.
Ajax Cape Town players and staff left the stadium dejected for being in the losing end of one of the biggest comebacks in the CAF inter-club competitions.
12 years later, PWD Social Club of Bamenda have a similar task to make it even more difficult for Kaizer Chiefs fans and why not reach the group stage of the CAF Confederation Cup which both sides have never achieved.
All rights reserved. This material and any other digital content on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from our management.
This site is not responsible for the content displayed by external sites