Football stakeholders came together once more, this time for an extraordinary general assembly this Thursday at the Mermoz Banquet Hall in Buea, a day before the league commences.

President Ndive Thomas, Manga Pascal (VP), Nnouck Protus (VP), Sylvester Esowe (SG) did more of communing rather than authoritative speaking to the club presidents. All Questions raised by most of the club presidents were virtually answered, and there is already that feeling that the South West Region is getting prepared for the best amateur league season yet.

President Ndive Thomas and his bench emphasized on the support of any team that makes it to the National Interpols “I had situations in Victoria United where, people didn’t want the club to succeed”_the president sees it as harsh and unfair, especially with the fact that if any SW representative fails, then the Region has failed. “We saw the stress players went through because of lack of infrastructure, and now we have it all”.

Another jaw dropping initiative by the FECAFOOT is the issuing of 20 licences to clubs that played last season, with 1 costing 8,500 francs.

Playing turf’s have been cleared on the command of the federation, so, football lover’s can enjoy clean football unlike last season where the turf’s acted as architect to some goals.

The federation handled the security problem by assigning clubs to special departments, thus the league would be played in segments; there would be no interchange; “clubs in Meme would play in Meme and not cross to Fako”, as we got from the incumbent SW FECAFOOT president.

For the common problem of licenses, clubs can go on Fielding players, if they have received the documents regarding the player from Yaounde, on social media platforms, while waiting for the hardcopy.

Furthermore, the stakeholders have it in mind to add another competition to the Regional League and Cameroon cup, that would not be compulsory for all, but for those clubs that have ambitions of making top flight football.

The Southwest FECAFOOT new team is working tooth and nail to see the winners of the South West Regional league engage in top friendlies with other league winners of Litoral and North West, giving South West champions an “avant gout” of the National Interpols.

Speaking to Journalists after the extraordinary assembly, Ndive Thomas expressed his desire to see football grow, and picked a game that he wouldn’t want to miss ;” tomorrow we have 3 matches, but I think the main match would be Best Stars against the Limbe city council”.

The wait is over, the league gets underway from tomorrow Friday, February 22, and we would experience a 2 months non-stop, action packed Regional League season.

Giovanni Wanneh