PWD Bamenda who are the reigning Cameroon Elite One League champions have upgraded their jerseys ahead of the upcoming competitions. After the champion league season was cancelled in Cameroon due to the Coronavirus pandemic, PWD secured enough points to be declared winners.
The jerseys for the 2020/21 season will go on sale from this weekend, November 6th and will spot new sponsors. The PWD Team Media Officer gave more details on the partnership:
“As Cameroon champions, we need to be a leading example for the others to copy. This is the reason why we decided to have new kits for the team. We signed a partnership with a Turkish company, Fusion, who are going to equip the team this season. It was very important for us to produce new kits for the team because we have some new partners, whose logos will be appearing on our jersey this season. I think when you take a look at our new home kit for the 2020|2021 season, it has been designed to portray the culture and heritage of where we are coming from. Instead of copying what other clubs are doing, we wanted something more original.”Afeseh Afong, PWD Bamenda Team Media Officer
PWD will be taking part in three competitions – the CAF Champions League, the Elite One Championship and the Cameroon Cup. Since Pascal Abunde took over as Club President in 2015, he has extricated the team which had been languishing in the lower leagues for over 14yrs to its current Elite One level, which is the top Cameroonian league.
Under the coach David Pagou, PWD is being touted as the club that will reverse the 42-year drought that Cameroon has endured in the CAF Championship. The last Cameroon team to win the Champions League was Union Douala in 1979. The team, therefore, have a lot riding on them and have been training very hard for 2020 – 2021 football season for about two months now.
But as concerns football in Cameroon, controversy is always part of the game and play. There has been an atmosphere of uncertainty and Mr Afong addressed the complex dimensions of the football situation in Cameroon.
“Remember PWD was one of the 19 clubs that dissolved the Cameroon Professional Football League (LFPC), during a meeting of the association of Elite Clubs in Mbankomo on October 29th. FECAFOOT is meeting in an extraordinary executive committee meeting, and today Wednesday 4th November, the final decision will be made known. From there on, we will know what next as far as the championship is concerned. But physically, technically and mentally, our team is ready to kickstart the new football season.“Afeseh Afong, PWD Bamenda Media Officer
The team will be playing the preliminary round of the CAF champions league the weekend of November 20th to 22nd.