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Bangbullets To Bang PWD In NW-Second Division Championship Final

Team Bangbullets

Team Bangbullets

Bangbullets of Nkambe will hope their name bears some meaning when they confront PWD of Bamenda in the finals of the Northwest Regional Second Division Champions on Sunday November 15, 2015, this after they clinched the last ticket in a grueling semi-final penalty kick victory, 7-6 over Tatecam FC of Bamenda yesterday.

Both sides failed to score in 90 minutes of regular play with each missing several goal scoring opportunities. They still continue with their misfortune in front of goal in extra time, With Tatecam particularly wasteful in front of goal.

But when all the spectators were readying for the spot kick to decide the fate of the match, the unexpected happened.  In the 117th minutes, winger Ejang Romeo burst lose from the right wing, speeding passed two defenders only to find his cross blocked with the hand. The referee pointed straight to the spot, prompting violent reaction from the players of Tatecam who tried every possible means to stop the penalty being executed. After the intervention of the police and team officials of Tatecam, Thierry Shey Koshi , the keeper of Bangbullets stepped up to take the kick and converted it expertly, sending his teams mates and supporters wild in celebration, but Koshi could not go any further than  the edge of Tatecam’s penalty box when he received a heavy kicked by a player of Tatecam.

Tatecam vs Bangbullets

Tatecam vs Bangbullets

The police and team officials had to intervened to calm down angry Tatecam players

The police and team officials had to intervened to calm down angry Tatecam players

Team Tatecam

Team Tatecam

After about 10 minutes of interruption and treatment of Koshi, the match resumed only for Tatecam to equalize from their first attempt at goal following a ball scrambled by Bangbullets defense. The die was cast and both sides resulted to penalty kicks with all converting the initial five spot kicks. Tatecam finally carried the day 7-6 and booked a place in the final against PWD of Bamenda.

Earlier on, PWD Bamenda beat Dzekwa Ranger FC of Jakiri 2-1 in a pulsating encounter. Benjamin Serge had opened the scoring at the 8th minutes, making most of the fans and supporters of PWD to think that it will be a walk in the park as they had predicted.

PWD Bamenda Fans celebrating with fans

PWD Bamenda Fans celebrating with fans

PWD Bamenda players and fans after a hard earned victory

PWD Bamenda players and fans after a hard earned victory

But Dzekwa Rangers soon settled in and gave PWD a run for their money, creating many several chances, particularly in the last 15 minutes of the game. This paid divided with a goal three minutes from time, but Benjamin Serge was once more called up to rescue his side with a fine sole effort at the 90th minutes to give his side a narrow 2-1 win and avoided the dread penalty shootout.

The final come up this week end, with the winners crown champion of the region and wins a ticket to represent the Northwest in the National Interpools competition to qualify team into the National Elite Two Championship.

By Abongwa Fozo

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