BY Afeseh Apong
PWD Social Football Club of Bamenda was back in winning ways following their two_nil victory over FOVU Club of Baham at the MTN Arena in Mbouda.
Goals from Nyaba Brian and Aboubakar Mohamed played the trick for the Abakwa Boys who were without Coach David Pagou, who is bereaved.
Wednesday’s game was an opportunity for the Cameroon champions to try new options and give game time to some players, especially with the tight schedule of the league. Four new Abakwa Boys finally had the opportunity to have their first minutes of game time with the legendary North West club.
Sombang A Menang Edward
Goalkeeper Sombang A Menang Edward was a surprise name in the starting XI for the Abakwa Boys on Wednesday afternoon. He had not featured in the match day squad for PWD in their Cup final against Astres of Douala and their league’s opener against Bamboutos.
Many expected Bello Karim to continue his run between the sticks, but the technical staff of the Abakwa Boys had a whole different idea.
23_year_old Sombang joined the Abakwa Boys from Unisport of Bafang on a two_years deal, and has a debut to remember. He saved Palis Olivier’s penalty at the 30th minute to keep PWD in the game, and made crucial interventions in the course of the game. A clean sheet and three points, capped what can be described as a near perfect debut for Sombang.
“For Sombang, when we were preparing our cup of Cameroon final, he was always excellent when it comes to penalties and today he has proven. It is that penalty save that kept us in the game and I want to congratulate him and the others who made their debuts today,” PWD’s technical director Tama Wango said about the goalkeeper.
24_year_old Brilliant Awahmukala Tanwie made the match day squad for the Abakwa Boys for the first time, and was named in the starting XI.
He lasted over 85 minutes on the pitch and provided the assist for Aboubakar Mohamed’s goal at 80th minute. During the game he showed a glimpse of the qualities which attracted Coach David Pagou to lure him away from Foncha Street FC. He was subbed off in the last minutes of the game and replaced by Fale Humphrey Ngin.
Nchindo Cletus Nsah
Nchindo Cletus, the elder brother to Nchindo John Bosco, joined the Abakwa Boys from Foncha Street FC during the recent transfer window. Though he had featured in a series of friendly games with Coach Pagou’s side, his debut in an official game finally came against FOVU on Wednesday.
Nchindo was brought in to replace experienced midfielder Vincent Paul Ngondi just after an hour mark, with the Abakwa Boys leading one_nil and looking to solidify their midfield.
Fale Humphrey Ngin
Fale came on late in the game to replace Tchaoua Léger as the Abakwa Boys needed fresh legs to secure their two goals lead.
Though he didn’t have enough time to showcase his abilities, the former National polytechnic winger will be looking to build from his cameo against FOVU, with his team set to be in action again on Sunday.
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