By Boris Esono N
The secretary-General of the South West Bureau of FECAFOOT says everything has been put in place for an effective start of the 2020/2021 football championship in the Region.
In an interview with kick442.com, the SG said preparations had long begun with clubs filing their affiliation documents. “As at Friday, December 4, 2020, 25 clubs had already affiliated and only one club, Bau Manibok in Kumba is yet to do so. One of the personnel from the club was at the Federation and hopefully, Tuesday, December 8, the club will affiliate itself for the championship,” SG Esowe Muambo said.
The long-awaited championship is about to begin and I urge all the clubs that one the championship begins it is going to be fireworks all through the first round.
The first round of the championship is expected to conclude on January 3, 2021, with five playing days. “The championship begins December 13, and the rest of day one matches will come up on December 16. We know things have not been easy with the clubs and the Federation itself but I am very optimistic that this year will be better than last year,” Sylvester Esowe Muambo told kick442.com.
According to the Secretary-General, all barrier measures have been put in place as the country continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. He has urged the fans to wear masks while attending games and noted that they have advised the stadium coordinators to insist on the wearing of face masks.
The SG is speaking at a time when the bureau is actively preparing for the General Assembly this December 12. The plan of activities that the bureau has for the season is expected to be presented during the GA, while the League also expects proposals from the club Presidents on ways to better the championship.
In terms of stadia for the competition, the SG said the BGS Molyko field will be used and positive feedback is coming from UB to make use of their stadium.
“We are also hoping to get the Buea Town Stadium. As at now, we have 3 stadia in Buea which we are going to choose 2, with Buea having two pools. The Tiko Town Green stadium will be used for the teams in Tiko while the Limbe Community field will host teams in Limbe. We are equally hoping on getting the Middle Farms Stadium since it is not part of the CHAN. For Kumba, the GPS school field will be used for matches,” Esowe Muambo told kick442.com.
With the African Nations Championship coming up this January, the SG said he will not be able to access the Molyko Omnisport Stadium but intends to apply for it when the CHAN concludes for the second round of the championship.
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