The Committee to oversee the 2nd edition of Hon. Awudu Mbaya Cyprian’s Holiday Special Football Tournament met today July 29, 2014 to strategize on the rules and regulations of the tournament. The meeting which took place at the Nkambe council club behind the grandstand was chaired by Loya, the Divisional President of FECAFOOT and Samba Kingsley, the Coordinator. According to the organizing committee, the matches shall involve male and female football teams of the Donga Mantung Centre Constituency, (Nkambe Central and Ndu Sub Division). Club Presidents expressed joy and gratitude to Hon. Awudu Mbaya for his endeavour to promote the football nursery in Donga Mantung Centre and urged other elite(s) to do the same. With the falling football standard of the National team and considering the poor performance at the just ended World Cup football jamboree in Brazil prospects are high that there is need for the rejuvenation of soccer in the country. This could only be achieved through the promotion of tournaments of this magnitude, Samba Kingsley said. He disclosed that prospects of bringing some experienced and renowned football coaches to Nkambe during the semi finals and the final are very high given the fact that last year, venerated football players like Wome Nleng were in Nkambe to cheer up young footballers during the finals.
The cash prize for the male tournament is set at FCFA 700.000 while a total sum of FCFA 300.000 has been set aside for the female tournament. Speaking to journalists after the meeting, Samba Kingsley said that the official launching shall take place in two distinct localities, Nkambe this weekend and Ndu next week. He however underscored the importance of the tournament adding that organizing Committee in collaboration with FECAFOOT Donga Mantung shall oversee that the tournament takes place without hitches. In Nkambe Central, Samba Kingsley said that five teams have already registered and the number is expected to be more by tomorrow as applications continue to come to the organizing committee.
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