By Anye Nde Nsoh
Sports Writer kick442.com-Cameroon
For a while now confusion held hostage professional football in Cameroon. This saw two football governing bodies of the country, LFPC and FECAFOOT at lockerheads and to who will be in charge of local leagues in Cameroon.
Eventually this has been solved seeing glaring faces of fans and players anxious to enjoy this beautiful game. In essence as announced by FECAFOOT, Elite Two and One will kickstart February 27 and 28 respectively.
Defending champions PWD Social Club of Bemenda will launch the league using YAFOOT FC Yaounde II as opponent.
Coach David Pagou of PWD, opens us about the league in an exclusive interview with kick442.com.
How are you preparing to kick-start the league?
We are preparing well as you can see. We resumed our training on Monday since the information of league resumption came in late. We were ready to go to Bamenda to prepare for our first match but since the program changed we are obliged to resume here in Yaounde. We began with only 12 players and others arrived on Tuesday to join us making a total of 22 players.
Are you confident of your team to play this encounter despite the absence of some key players?
We have a team to play this match. Our state of mind is good and the guys are happy to meet one another so as to give their best. First of all I do with the players who are there. Those who answer present to the call will play. I sent an invitation message to all and those who answer to my call will be used. The career is an individual career, a Player who wants to play will play.
The League has been separated into two pools, can we say it is going to be as easy run defending your title as champions?
Not easy because when the pools are divided it is very difficult since we are not going to play many matches. We only play 10 games for the first leg and 10 for the second. It is very short. We have to be concentrated and win the match and we need high confidences. The title was difficult to conceive thus we have to do all to defend it.
How do you see the game against YAFOOT FC?
It is going to be a difficult game because YAFOOT FC of Yaounde has a team ready and they continued their training. It is going to be a difficult match because the team grew to Elite one and is playing against the Champions so it is a supplementary motivation to them. We need to step up our concentration level not to loss the game. Our objective is that we need to win the match.
Last season you made us to understand that you will impose a 9 shirt in the absence of one. That was not 100% successful, what is the plan for this season?
I will not change my policy. Everybody can score, we are not counting on a single player. Football is modern now. An attacker, a defender as well as a midfielder can score. I am not worried about that I train my team in a way that every player can score. That is my policy.
The game will be played at Yaounde Omnisport Stadium.
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