In the town of Mamfe, five (5) teams are involve in the CFDP tournament. The teams are; Shalom Academy, Santos FC, Miaham, Dream Soccer and Nikoto FC. The opening fixtures saw a spectacular display from Shalom and Santos FC which Santos emerged victorious with one goal to zero.
The tournament continued where matches were played every Sunday. After four matches from each team, the tournament saw four teams to the semi finals which were Dream Soccer, Santos, Shalom and Miaham.
After an interesting two legs semi -finals, two teams emerged to the finals. These teams were; Shalom and Santos.
The finals which took place on the 15th May 2016 started at 3:00pm with CFDP session and kick off was done by the Divisional Technical Director at the office of Sports and Physical Education at 3:30pm.
All the teams were excited and very prepared to play. The first half saw a spectacular play from Agbor Alfred who netted two (02) goals within the space of 5 minutes and his team (Shalom) went 2 goals up at the first break.
The match ended with record 2 goals to one in favor of Shalom Academy. Agbor Alfred emerged the highest goal scorer with 5 goals and Oru Kingsley
• CameroonFDP Director of Operations Mr. Diony Collins, and two other staff members; Killian and Nenne were given a hilarious welcome by the elites of Barombi Mbo village at the event making the arrival of Adam and Joe Pucchetti; Engineering students from the University of Dayton under the prestigious ETHOS Program. Adam and Joe will spend 10 weeks in Cameroon to carry out survey works towards the eminent construction of the Barombi Mbo road project. Joe and Adam were so happy and excited to meet and work with the villagers.
The chief of Barombi Mbo though old and blind is not tired, his speech wss filled with enthusiasm and happiness, he cautioned the villagers to take responsibility and work with the students. He told Adam and Joe to feel at home.
High lights of the occasion include traditional rites, choral singing, Traditional dances, speeches ETC.
The program started at 8am with about 40 youths, CameroonFDP staff members and coaches. The theme was centered on “Youth empowerment and innovation in the field of gender”. The youths were encouraged to create new ideas for themselves and also not to discriminate or doubt the girls because they also have the right and privileges that men do enjoy. Interestingly, we had the youngest participant 8yrs from St Peter FC who so passionate with soccer and testify that he wants to play football and probably via CameroonFdp to become a successful player in future.
Highlights on the program were Ice breakers on Gender issues, life skills on Gender equality, football drills and games.
The first match started at 1.30 with all the match officials present and on time, Brescia V St Peter, the match ended I – 0 in favor of Brescia but considering CameroonFDP point system, they came out with a tie 7 on 7, we noticed an improvement in the motivational statement, the youths have improved in their reading skills thanks to CameroonFDP plus 7 model.
The second match was between Wumjeck FC and Arsenal, Wumjeck scored one goal and all efforts made by Arsenal failed and there was a landslide victory of 10 against 5 in favor of wumjeck. The assistant coach of Arsenal Denke Mbami Hillarie though very new to our system, he is gradually adopting and getting acquaintance with the plus 7 model
The international labor day 2016 was celebrated under the theme, social responsibility of enterprises and trade unions in the promotion of decent work. In kumba municipality, all institutions and companies made their presence felt. The match pass kick- started at 1pm closely followed by the award of labor medals to meritorious workers, by 3pm all companies and institutions had successfully gone through the marching exercise, show casing placards with brilliant messages include amongst was CameroonFDP management team and coaches carrying their message; Football is more than scoring goals. By 3pm the senior divisional officer officially closed the event, staffs and coaches of CameroonFDP left for refreshment, with the slogan every work deserve its beer,
CameroonFDP organized a youth Camp with youths and coaches on the theme, gender equity via the beautiful game.
The youth camp took place on Saturday 30th April 2016 at the Cameroon College of Commerce (CCC) football field, the event started with registration and warm up exercise, and followed by an introduction from the director of operation , the youths were divided into three groups, handled by Nenne, Killian and Caroline, who moved on each group and drill the youths on Gender equality, and Gender and sex, while Caroline administer surveys , the coaches worked closely with the management team during the exercise to improve on their life skills. The program ended at about 11am with a small match, followed by a word of thanks from the director of operations and concluded with refreshment and pictures. The youths express satisfaction and appreciated CameroonFDP for the event and like Oliver Twist they requested for more. The various teams participating in CameroonFDP tournament promised to do better in their football drills and life skill topics based on what they have learnt from the youth camp.
On Saturday, April 23rd, the University of Pittsburgh held its annual Play for a Purpose soccer tournament. It was organized by Pitt’s Play for a Purpose student organization, led by Morgan Buck. The tournament was held at the Cost Center on campus, where there were three fields set up for the event. Nine teams played in total, and about 100 students attended.
The event opened with words from Justin Forzano, who described the purpose of CameroonFDP and encouraged players to get involved with the organization. Then three teams each played each other on the three fields, and the winner of each moved onto the next round. The overall team with the most goals also moved on. The winning team received CameroonFDP t-shirts to represent throughout campus. Participants also received pizza for lunch!
The tournament raised about $500 and was a huge success. Thank you to all the players and volunteers who made the event so great!
If you are interested in organizing a similar event, please check out our page here.
The University of Dayton (UD) held the second annual Kickin’ It For Cameroon Soccer Tournament on Sunday, April 17th, at the University of Dayton’s Stuart Field. Thirty one students from UD’s “Sports in a Global Community” class have been working on this event, meeting each Thursday to plan the tournament. They created a Fundraising/Sponsorship team, Digital Marketing team, Analog Marketing team, Operations team, Campus Recruitment team, and an International Recruitment Team to cover all aspects of the tournament.
It was a great turnout with 10 teams playing. The team that won was named “NARPS” which included a few varsity soccer players such as Nicole Waters (2014/2015 A-10 Midfielder of the Year) and Ashley Campbell (2015 A-10 Offensive Player of the Year).
In addition to the tournament, the UD students set up a Crowdrise campaign, which so far has raised over $850. The Fundraising/Sponsorship team also received donations from 7 different restaurants and other companies in the Dayton area. They even received donations from local soccer clubs such as the Dayton Dynamo, Dayton Flyers Soccer, and Columbus Crew. These donations were raffled off in gift baskets. Combined with the tournament, the group raised over $1100, and are still holding fundraisers at local restaurants. The group also donated equipment to CameroonFDP such as soccer balls, cleats, and jerseys.
Thank you to these dedicated UD students for all their hard work! If you are interested in setting up a similar tournament, please check out our page here.
The CameroonFDP office in Kumba held a meeting for the coaches on Tuesday, April 19th, 2016. The main purpose of the meeting, in which all coaches were present, was to better the league activities in Kumba.
The coach of Brescia FC, Antangana Modest, appreciated the meeting. He was able to discuss methods to improve his team, as well as the league in general.
Kama, the Assistant League Director, also met with coaches individually to review current practices within the organization, as well as to obtain feedback from the coaches.
CameroonFDP knows just how important these coaches are to our organization. By having these meetings, we provide continuous leadership training as well as support throughout the whole league.
The University of Dayton (UD) is holding a Kickin’ It For Cameroon Soccer Tournament this Sunday, April 17th, at the University of Dayton’s Stuart Field. Thirty one students from UD’s “Sports in a Global Community” class have been working on this event, meeting each Thursday to plan the tournament. The class first broke down into different teams to plan the different parts of the event. They have a Fundraising/Sponsorship team, Digital Marketing team, Analog Marketing team, Operations team, Campus Recruitment team, and an International Recruitment Team. Each team has an assigned leader and they are in charge of the 6 students in their teams. The professor of the class has also helped in planning of the event.
They expect 12 teams to play, and their Fundraising/Sponsorship team has received donations from about 7 different restaurants and other companies in the Dayton area. They also received donations from and are in contact with local soccer clubs such as the Dayton Dynamo, Dayton Flyers Soccer, and Columbus Crew. The group plans on raffling these donations off in gift baskets. Additionally, they have a Crowdrise page, in which they are raising donations.
Thank you to these dedicated UD students for all their hard work! And make sure you check out their Twitter page to keep up with all of the action!