Google+ NW Mini interpools:  Kumbo Strikers Bows out As Supporters Terrorize B’da - Bamenda Online | Bamenda Online

NW Mini interpools:  Kumbo Strikers Bows out As Supporters Terrorize B’da

Afah Moses running for his dear life as angry supporters of Kumbo break lose

Afah Moses running for his dear life as angry supporters of Kumbo break lose

Supporters of Kumbo Strikers interrupted play at the 94th minutes of a very tensed encounter at the Bamenda Municipal Stadium this afternoon, forcing the referee, Afah Moses to flee at full sprint, accompanied by riot police in the first of two quarter final matches of the second phase of the NW Regional Second Division Championship, following a 1-0 defeat suffered in the hands of PWD of Bamenda.

It was the fourth game between the two teams, considered pre-tournament favourites, with the Kumbo outfit having an upper hand ahead of the clash with two wins, a draw and no defeat. Both teams engaged the game knowing a defeat will crown an unsuccessful season and on the other side of the coin, a win will place them within 180 minutes to the title.

Fecafoot officials were well aware of the stakes and deplored heavy security. Supporters of Kumbo Strikers become agitated by what they considered the unjust treatment of their team after the referee was adjudged to have turned a blind eye to two penalty appeals in the second half of the game. They started gathering together at the popular end of the Bamenda Municipal Stadium, breaching the security parameter and hulling verbal insults and threats to the match officials. Despite the intervention of the police to cordoned the supporters, they break lose at almost the final kick of the ball, heading straight for the central referee-Afah Moses.

Afah Moses sprinting to the safety of the dressing room

It took over 40 minutes to clear the crowd

The police used dialogue and patience to calm down the situation

Angry supporters of Kumbo

the Police waiting patiently for the crowd anger to die down

the Police waiting patiently for the crowd anger to die down

Angry supporters of Kumbo

Angry supporters of Kumbo

Angry fans laid siege to the main stands

Angry fans laid siege to the main stands

Sensing danger, the referee did not wait to conclude the remaining 20 seconds, and with the help of the police sprint from the centre of the field, shielded from raining stones by two police officers in riot gear to the dressing room, a good 120 metres away. They infuriated supporters who were prevented from manhandling the match officials resulted to a stone war-throwing stones and sticks at both fans of PWD, match and security officials and even by-standers.

Further enraged by some diehard fans of PWD who used every available means to provoke the visiting fans, the supporters of Kumbo laid siege to spectators around the dressing room throwing stones and sticks at them. Several vehicles had to be moved from the parking lot and parked out of the stadium to prevent them been damaged by the raining stones.

The police resisted making any arrest or forcing them out of the field in order not to provoke the angry supporters even further but instead used dialogue and patience to calm them down. After over 40 minutes of wrangling, the police finally persuaded them out of the pitch to permit the next game to continue.

Earlier on, PWD of Bamenda had scored through marksman-Brownson Okut at the 16th minute following a poor clearance by the backline of Kumbo Strikers. Despite putting up a brave display and maintain a bulk of the possession, Kumbo strikers failed to come back into the game and bows out of the competition at the quarter final level.

In the second game, Bang Bullets of Nkambe overpowered Menchum Eagles of Wum by 2-0 in what could be described as a physically charged match. Menchum Eagles had two players sent off for some very hard tackles. Awah Dieudonne Buh received his marching orders out at the 68th minutes following a second booking, and four minutes later it was the turn of Mua Edward Ngeh who was expulsed for a double high challenge on Ibrahim Natsu.

It was a very tense encounter between two fairly balance sides

This was the first of four encounters of the Mini-Interpools

PWD 1 vs 0 Kumbo Strikers

PWD 1 vs 0 Kumbo Strikers

Bang Bullet vs Menchum

Tomorrow two matches will be on program. At 1 pm Tatecam FC and Grassland will clash and in the second game, Tubah United of Bambui will confront Dzekwa FC of Jakiri. The winners of these matches will join PWD Bamenda and Bang Bullets in the semifinals with the subsequent winners moving on to play in the finals to determine the champion of the region.  The champion will represent the Northwest in the National Round Robin Tournament known as the Interpools which will bring together all the regional champions from the 10 regions to compete for three spots into the national Elite Two Championship.

By Abongwa Fozo and Ndi Tsembom Elvis

2 Responses to NW Mini interpools:  Kumbo Strikers Bows out As Supporters Terrorize B’da

  1. magic rush heroes hack apk November 12, 2015 at 6:25 am

    Very nice post, i certainly love this website, keep on it

  2. Devien Titamufut on Facebook November 4, 2015 at 10:07 pm

    More greeze to the victors

Widgetized Section

Go to Admin » appearance » Widgets » and move a widget into Advertise Widget Zone