Leon Boyomo in action for PWD

By Angu Lesley

Football Writer, kick442.com-Cameroon


PWD of Bamenda hitman, Leon Boyomo has revealed to kick442.com that he held talks with three Elite One championship clubs before settling on a move to PWD of Bamenda.

The 26-year-old erstwhile Cotonsport of Garoua forward enjoyed an exceptional debut campaign with the Abakwa boys scoring 11 goals in 21 games to win his maiden Cameroon Elite One top scorer award.

Speaking from the comfort of his home in Yaoundé this Saturday, Boyomo divulged to this online sports news agency that representatives of Colombe of Dja, UMS of Loum, and Tonnerre Kalara Club of Yaoundé reached out to him late last year before he joined PWD. Boyomo revealed that he opted to join 1979 Cameroon cup finalist because they presented an exciting football project.

“It was not an easy decision until when I had a discussion with PWD officials. I had offers from other clubs. I initially held talks with officials of UMS of Loum, it didn’t go as planned. I later spoke with representatives of TKC and Colombe but when I spoke with officials of PWD it became an easy decision, “Boyomo told kick442.com.

Boyomo returned to the country last year after a stint away in Congo with FC Petronage and Saint George in Ethiopia, but in truth, without the kind of reputation he had developed in the last eight months on the books of the newly crowned Cameroon champions [PWD Social Club of Bamenda].

The one-time under 20 Lions forward, now of Cameroon’s Intermediate team equally revealed that coach David Pagou played a pivotal role to put him at the peak of him at the peak of his powers.

Leon Boyomo with the intermediate Lions of Cameroon

“Sincerely the coach played a major role in everything that happened this season. He empowered me to do what I was comfortable doing, he worked on my psychological strength and made me very confident and that has provided these results today,” Boyomo concluded.

The forward reach new heights in Bamenda; the Elite One player of the month of December 2020, scored in eight consecutive games in a phase of the season in which PWD was unstoppable and he smashed Marius Mouandilmadji’s two-year consecutive game scoring record.

PWD of Bamenda ended a 58-year wait for a trophy this season, narrowly edging title rivals Cotonsport of Garoua and Colombe of Dja to pick up the 2019-2020 Cameroon domestic league title.

It is the first league title in the career of the Jeunesse de Ngouleymekong youth team product who is set to make his CAF Champions League debut when PWD reappears in the CAF inter-club competitions next season for their first appearance in 16 years.


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