By Angu Lesley
Football Writer kick442.com_Cameroon
The captain-skipper of ten times Cameroon champions Canon of Yaoundé-Cameroon, Junior Nguede Nguede has expressed his excitement about the Cameroon Football Federation’s decision to sanction the resumption of league football in the country.
Approached by the crew of kick442.com on Saturday, hours after the Cameroon Football Federation, FECAFOOT, released match-day one fixtures for the 2020-2021 season, Nguede described the move as a long-awaited event.
“Well talking about FECAFOOT’s decision to resume the championship, I believe it is a good news”, Nguede said.
In all honesty, the sweeper and his peers of the discipline have been denied the chance to practice their trade in the past three months. Initially it was due to the outbreak of the Corona Virus pandemic which lasted over five months from the month of March. Just when the threats of the virus subsided giving way to the resumption of football, the wounds between FECAFOOT and the Cameroon Professional football league reopened till date.
The former Jeunesse de Ngouleymakong center-back thinks it is good to be back on the pitch but is worried about something.
“The problem we have now is which of the competition will be considered as the official competition giving that LFPC also launched a new season.
Cotonsport of Garoua put two pass Panthère of Nde without reply last Saturday in a season opener fixture organized by the LFPC amidst multiple controversies.
Nguede advises players to forget about the drama and focus on their job and tells warring party to bury the hatchet and move on especially with the multiple CAF events to be organize in the nation from next year.
Cameroon’s preparations for the upcoming African nations Championship planned for early next year in has not gone per plans.
“Whatever is the situation, we are ready and must not be distracted. The footballers are eagerly waiting for the resumption of the 2020-2021 season because playing football is our job. We hope our authorities do all to ensure we resume in the ideal conditions”.
On the level of preparedness of the three times African champions, Nguede assures fans of Minkreo Birwe’s Canon.
“Talking about our preparations as a Club, we are doubling our work rate so that we can reach our objectives in the coming season,” Nguede concluded in an exchange with kick442.com.
Canon will be out to improve their 11th placed finish achieved upon their return to top-flight Championship last season.
The new 21-Clubs Cameroon Elite One championship gets underway on Tuesday.
Canon host last year’s second vice Champions Colombe in their opener on Wednesday.
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