Bamenda (National Times)- Cameroon’s president Paul Biya has disbursed FCFA 2million to athletes from the country’s restive North West who participated at the 21st edition of the FENASCO league ‘A’ games and PWD football club of Bamenda for their tenacity amid a challenging environment.
The Governor of the Region, Adolphe Lele L’Afrique handed over the financial gifts on Tuesday April 9th. The Governor said, the token from the Head of State is a challenge to the players and athletes to continue the fight to ensure life returns to normal in the troubled English speaking Regions.
Lele L’Afrque congratulated the recipients of the money on their recent performances. PWD had back-to- back wins over Union of Douala and New Stars. The club President profited from the occasion at the Governor’s office to appeal for government to come to the rescue of Elite One clubs in the Northwest Region. He said they have been crying to the authorities for three years now but they still don’t have infrastructure.
For the FENASCO A athletes, the Northwest Regional Delegate of Secondary Education, Ngwang Roland who received their own share of the money expressed satisfaction. Ngwang took delight in the athletes performance in Yaoundé, though they finished on the 7th spot.
“We came back with 29 medals in all; 5 gold medals, 3 silver medals and then the rest in bronze with other distinctions and trophies. For us to have had the fair play first award was quite gratifying. The Northwest came out as the most civic of the 10 Regions,” the Secondary Education delegate recounted.