Raiders FC of Bonakanda Begins 2016 BONAVADA Soccer Tournament with Victory
By Lingongo Oscar Musonge in Buea for Fako News Centre
Raiders FC of Bonakanda has picked its first victory against Wana Wa Njoh FC of Bova in the ongoing BONAVADA Soccer Tournament taking place in Bonakanda. The Sunday’s opening encounter pitting the two teams witnessed both sides measuring football strength in front of their supporters.
Even though some sports pundits had predicted that Wana Wa Njoh FC will beat Raiders FC considering their defensive organization and attacking fire-power put up during the first 30 minutes of the game, the match finally ended 2-1 in favour of Raiders FC.
Though the goal keeper of Wana Wa Njoh, Empo Maxwell, caught the attention of many during the first half by making several saves, his efforts were however frustrated as he failed to save a long strike from one of raiders FC strikers.
Wana Wa Njoh attacker, Emmanuel Mbella took advantage of a goalkeeping error to give an equaliser for his side 24 minutes into the second segment of the game. However, their joy was short-lived as Emmerand Motutu of Raiders came 2 minutes later to increase the score for his side through a free kick. They maintained this lead till the end of the encounter.
The BONAVADA Soccer Tournament formerly known as The Musonge Musoke Memorial Football Tournament is sponsored by Mr. Martin Musonge based in the USA. He is working in partnership with the Lambe Cameroon Health Foundation, located at Great Soppo, Buea. This foundation administers free blood sugar and diabetes screening to members of the community during football encounters.
The coordinator of the tournament, Michael Wokambi to Fako News Centre that Mola Martin Musonge has a vision to professionalise football within the BONAVADA community. They are therefore using this competition to identify football talents in the community.