By Boris Esono N
Sports Writer kick442.com, Cameroon
The coach of Tiko United FC alias the Samba Boys have told kick442.com that his side is very ready for their game against EEMSA. The game counts for the opening day of the 2020/2021 South West Regional Football Championship.
“We are doing light endurance game because we do not have the complete calendar. If you work roughly following the pyramid style you will not succeed with the results coming at the end,” Coach Maurice told kick442.com after carrying out a training session at the Tiko Town Green Stadium this Tuesday, December 8.
“I work with the programme from FECAFOOT because the situation in Cameroon is we do not know when the league will end.”
The first training session or so from the side since the announcement of the start of the championship saw a timid turn out from the players. Just a handful of players turn up with another session programmed for Wednesday, December 9.
Coach Maurice Mbatchou told kick442.com: “The problem we face in Cameroon is that the actors do not have means to concentrate on football. Many did not show up today since we are in December and some of the players are out looking for money to feed their families.”
Tiko united promises to be one of those contenders for a place at the National Interpools. Last football season that was curtailed, the team was on red hot form and top of their pool with the assurance of the mini interpool.
According to Coach Maurice, the goal for Tiko United is to reach the National Interpool. “Last year we started last but God gave us the results. I know how to programme the training with my boys and looking at what they want because they are aged and you cannot prepare them like the young ones,” He said.
No major signing has been made by the Samba boys ahead of the start of the championship. But a programme has been instituted by the side aimed at getting mostly young players for the team.
“We have a four-year programme where we have to recruit the youths from 7 to 12 years. This is to prepare them so that we will not look for players elsewhere. We will prepare them for four or five years so that they can be integrated into the first team,” Coach Maurice Mbatchou told kick442.com.
It should be recalled that the South West Regional Football Championship gets underway this December 13 at 3 pm, with Tiko United facing Eteki Esoh Memorial Sports Academy (EEMSA) at the Tiko Town Green Stadium.
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