The 2021 sports season ended in Cameroon this Sunday, March 13, 2022 at the Ahmadou Ahidjo omnisports stadium in Yaoundé.
Finally, the old time and popular Bamenda based PWD Football Social Club alias Abakwa Boys enter the history books as the 60th title holders of the prestigious Cup of Cameroon after overpowering Astres FC of Douala 1-0 at the finals of the Cup of Cameroon. The “Brazilians of Bapanda” were playing their fourth final while the Abakwa Boys of Southern Cameroons were in their third attempt.
In a scantily attended final, the two teams gave everything to ward off the bad luck that had prevented them for several years from winning the coveted trophy. At the final whistle of referee Elouga Bikim, PWD of Bamenda after failing in 1967 against Canon of Yaoundé, 1979 in front of Dynamo of Douala, emerged victorious beating Astres of Douala one goal to nil.
Hubert Mbunwe Che scored the goal from a dead ball in the 15th minute via a free kick on the edge of the area beating goalkeeper Jourdain Mbaynassem.
Speaking to state radio and television immediately after the game, the manager of Astres de Douala, Anicet Mbarga said “We had a penalty that could have allowed my team to get the game back on track. Unfortunately, the referee did not blow the whistle. However, I congratulate the opposing team who deserved their victory.”
For his part, David Pagou the coach of PWD Bamenda opined that “We gave our all to win this game! I dedicate our victory to the people of the North-West who are now living in difficult conditions.”
The boys of Mbarga Foe would have loved to use their fourth finals of the Cup of Cameroon to settle for their first ever win in this category since her creation in 2000 but the Abakwa boys proved to be the best bet and the deserving side of the game.
PWD of Bamenda lifts her first Cup of Cameroon trophy just a day after receiving the keys of a brand new 49 seater VIP , a gesture from Cameroonians of goodwill and notably elites from the North West Region.