PWD of Bamenda were on the travel for the first time this campaign, in match day 3 of the 59th edition of the league 1 campaign.
The “Abakwa” boys as they’re referred to, came into this round of matches with 4 points while their opponents on the day; Union Sportive of Douala were going through a rough patch after a loss and a draw.
The fans in Limbe answered present in the Centenary Stadium, with a jam-packed record crowd pulling attendance since the beginning of the season.
Getting into the game proper, coach Tougem Jean-Baptist changed his traditional 4-3-3 formation to a 4-4-2 position, while coach Love Kastelot went with a 4-3-3 formation. A controversial goal was scored in the 21st minutes, as Tchamba Diderot was offside but the referee and his team allowed the goal.
PWD pushed for an equalizer, and in that act they left space’s in behind that was utilized by Tchayi Cyrille for the second goal and killed PWD’s hopes for the day
Kongyuy Jude had a chance from the 6 yard box but was denied by the right glove of goal keeper Emile Lako, in what was a total waist of a penalty.
Kick442.com was in an exclusive with captain Mbeh Divine of PWD, and he had the following to say: “As you can see it was not easy at all”. “We had a lot of difficulties working even at home, so the build up was not really the best. We came here in full confidence to take even a draw but that wasn’t the case…..I want the fans to keep up the good work and not loose courage, for we are promising a better performance and results against New Stars”.
“We have been schooled not to talk about referees but I know when Mr Ngah Willy watches the video of this game in his parlour when he gets home today,he will agree with me that this has not been his best game in League one,the offside goal that stood changed this game.There is much at stake in Football matches nowadays, referees should help the actors involved with the service of good officiating,I know they can.” Mbeh Divine told kick442.com
Up next for PWD is struggling New Stars who have picked up just 1 point out of a possible 9. The next game would be vital as teams are scrambling for whatsoever points they can get in this early stages of the league 1 campaign.