By Angu Lesley
Football Writer, kick442.com-Cameroon.
PWD of Bamenda defensive midfielder Ndeh Collins has expressed unmatched satisfaction about becoming champion of Cameroon.
The tough tackler nicknamed ‘The Destroyer’ has had a sensational season with the Abakwa Boys.The one time Tiko United is a boyhood PWD fan.
As if it was written in the stars Collins’ screamer in a 2-1 against Union Sportive of Douala at the Limbe Centenary Stadium in match-day 28 which handed PWD’s first win at the venue will go down as the most important goal in the club’s 58-year history.
That goal took the club to the top of the log kept the boys of coach David Pagou in that position till Tuesday May 12 which the Cameroon football federation abandoned the remaining six games and handed the crown to Ndeh Collins and his mates.
Speaking just after the decision was made public, Ndeh couldn’t hold back his emotions.
“Well my feelings can’t be composed into words. I am very happy not only because I am the champion of Cameroon, but because I did it with the club of my hometown. This is a club that I have always supported and admired from Childhood. This club is the pride of the Anglophone man. It is the first major success since the creation of this club.
The success of the boys of president Pascal Abunde breaks the jinx for Northwest Clubs as they have come closer on multiple occasions and makes PWD just the second club from the English extraction of Cameroon to reach out and touch the much coveted trophy following the footsteps of Tiko United that claimed the crown 11-years ago.
“Being part of this fairytale story is unforgettable. In the future I will have to tellmy kids and friends I was a part of this memorable ride.” Ndeh added.
The success offers PWD that stunned TP Mazembe in the 2003 CAF Champions League campaign a chance to return to the competition for the first time in 17 years. It is a veritable opportunity for the club to continue the super story having returned to the topflight championship in Cameroon only two years ago and escaped relegation through the eye of the needle in their first campaign.
“The Champions League wouldn’t be any different, we went into this season as underdogs and will accept that status in the champions league but aim to leave a lasting impression on the continental scene. We have a talented squad and a good administrative and technical staff we will work and concentrate to get the results”.
Ndeh warned about the challenge opponents may present next term when they come up against the 2020 champions.
“Next year will be tough but I know we will do better in the Cameroon championship and CAF Champions League next season. Henceforth we will double our efforts to see that we leave up to expectation.” Ndeh concluded
The towering figure maybe a novice in the CAF Champions League but remains one of the most experienced players in coach David Pagou’s well oiled PWD machinary.
The Akum native scored three pointers on three occasions in the memorable campaign.
The Abakwa boys are back in the continental map with a David Pagou who equally guided Renaissance of Ngoumou to the CAF champions league in 2012.
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