By Giovanni Wanneh
Football Writer, kick442.com-Cameroon
Cameroon Elite One premium gaffer David Pagou on talking with kick442.com accepted the ‘favourite’ tag pinned on his team – PWD by neutrals, looking at some important factors that dare to paint ‘advantage PWD of Bamenda.’
In an in-depth exchange with this online portal, Pagou aired: ‘we had our eyes set to stay off relegation, now we find ourselves in a good position and we have our destiny in our hands. We don’t have to look at what others are doing.’
The Abakwa Boys were languishing in the bottom half of the table, last season. PWD was saved with the skin of their collective teeth when follow strugglers last season, Astres FC, made what was then judged to be a complete harsh of the law – thus bringing them back into the picture.
The bleak days now look like a thousand years back as David Pagou, supposedly ‘A Man Of The Year’ candidate seems to have solved a puzzle of the broken pieces.
In 28 games, the former Eding Sport of the Lekie coach has marshalled his men to 13 wins, 8 draws, seven defeats, picking up 47 points; a record matched by none in the land, even the nation’s juggernaut (Cotonsport).
David Pagou went on: ‘we are at the top and just need to continue the good run to keep our lead. We are favourites to be champions because on paper we have four games at home and only two away.
‘I can recall that faithful Tuesday when the prime minister came up with that communiqué of a partial lockdown, my players were disappointed. But now it is going to be a whole different championship if it restarts, and hopefully we keep the steam.’
PWD of Bamenda are on top of the classification table with a game lesser than Cotonsport, after Cotonsport hashed their advanced day 29 encounter against Eding Sport FC.
The Under-20 national team physical trainer went on to say, his latest destination (PWD) is one of his finest in his coaching spell.
I have been through several clubs amongst which are:Ngoundere FC, Apejes, Canon, Renaissance, Eding and Cosmos.
‘PWD is one of the best team’s I’ve coached alongside Cosmos in 2014.
‘PWD has grown as time has gone on. If we maintain the team and stay together, we will be the best, despite the immaturity of some certain players,’ Pagou ended.
PWD are league leaders and good value for it. Pagou and his charges would be looking to get back to the pitch as soon as the signal comes, but there is equally a chance that the league gets cancelled and PWD are handed the trophy, for the first time in their history.
The Cameroon Elite One Championship has been halted since the month of March courtesy of the Coronavirus Pandemic.
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