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PWD Supporters and Management Vow to Maintain Team in Elite II

President Abunde presenting the new look PWD Bda to the media (achieved picture)

The Management and supporters of PWD Bamenda have put their differences apart to work for the good of the team and ensure that PWD survives this football season by remaining in the National Elite Two championship. This decision was arrived at during an adhoc meeting of the management and some diehard supporters of the team at the Milano VIP Restaurant Bamenda, on Tuesday July 11.

 During the meeting, supporters identified the lack of communication between the management, the team and supporters as the main obstacle blocking the progress of the team. They also in genuine spirit decided to bury the hatchet and to put all their efforts to ensure the success of the team this season.

The meeting arrived at three major resolutions; the appointment of Abongwa Fozo as Team Press Officer (TPO) of PWD Bamenda, to have 18 players in the official line up for the remaining games and to reorganized the supporters club to be more viable, active and supportive of the team.

 PWD To survive relegation

Abunde Pascal, President of PWD Bamenda promised the supporters that PWD would survive the drop this season and hope to regain its home ground (Mankon Municipal Stadium) next football season with an ambition to move up into the Elite One championship. In a sincere tone, he assured the supporters that he had not forgotten them or had planned to run the team without them but that the weight of management was bearing so much on him and acknowledged the need for a Team Press Officer to bridge the gap between supporters and the public, the team and management. He outlined the road map for the TPO that include amongst others, make sure that information flows between the various arms of the team, sell the image and brand of PWD, create and maintain an effective present on social media and in the mass media as a whole.

The road to survival starts this weekend when the team travels to Yaoundé where they would play two matches against Tonnerre on Saturday and against Etoi Meki on Tuesday. Both supporters and management are confident of picking up points in Yaounde before the next series of home game. It’s should also be recalled that Togue Jean Baptist was recently appointed head coach to replace Monthe Joseph who was shown the door after a run of poor results.

Six wins to stay afloat

The choice of Togue, the president said was due to his “knowledge and experience” of the team and elite one football and hopes that this decision would help maintained PWD. He added that six victories from PWD’s reaming 13 matches would ensure their survival.

Earlier in the meeting, the vice presidents, Charles Boyo and Barrister Njoya Joseph called for frank discussions as a way forward for the team. They both admitted that there was lack of communication and apologized on behalf of management  invited the supporters to stay united, fight for  and defend the interest of the team.  They encouraged them to be better organized to effectively liaise with the team’s management.

By Ndi Tsembom Elvis

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