The second round of the Northwest Regional league will begin on Sunday May 26th 2019 while the mini interpools will start on June 10th. This information was disclosed Thursday May 23rd 2019 by Mbigha Felix, North West FECAFOOT president as he presided at the first evaluation meeting of the championship. Flanked by his 1st vice President Mr. Nchinda Charles and his Secretary General, Ndi Tsembom Elvis, the president congratulated the various club presidents for the enormous sacrifices they are making to ensure that their teams participate in the championship despite the trying moments they find themselves in. He also used the opportunity to thank all the referees for their maturity in handling matches and encouraged them to work harder during the decisive phase of the championship which begins on Sunday.
On his part, the Secretary General Ndi Tsembom Elvis reminded team officials of the tough measures that will be put in place as the second round begins. He said no player will play without being in possession of originals of his license. He promised sanctions on teams that fail to attend the technical meetings before a match.
During the evaluation meeting, it was also observed that some coaches and club presidents fail to teach their players the rules of the game and at times some referees are attacked on their way by club presidents making it difficult for them to discharge their duties. In response, the referees were commended for their work done so far and encouraged to work harder since they have taken up refereeing as a passion.
Meanwhile, the regional mini interpools will begin on June 10th 2019. The matches shall take place in bambili pending confirmation from authorities. 8 teams from the four groups of the regional championship shall participate in the mini interpools.
Also, a commission led by the President of the competitions Committee, Mr Joko Evaristus has been set up to identify the best players per position for an award at the finals of the mini-interpools. This award of the Regional best 11, will feature others like Player of the tournament, Best coach, highest goal scorer, Fair play award amongst others. This is the first time the Northwest regional finals will have such an award.
Club Presidents as well as referees saluted the initiative that had been eluding them for quite a while now.
At the end of the meeting, the president Mbigha Felix appreciated FIFA referee Ngwa Blaise for his support to the referees of the region as he handed flags to them after he returned from Tanzania. He equally announced that FIFA had donated flags to all the referees.
Nji Nelson Chefor