The meeting was held on Friday 04th December 2015 at the Ndop council hall with presidents and captains of village teams. This meeting was cheered by the honorable member of parliament for Ngoketunjia North Constituency, Hon. Njingum Musa. In his welcome speech, the 1st Deputy Mayor of Ndop council, Mr. Mbapah Anthony made mention of the fact that sports is the backbone of Cameroon and expressed his delight that Ndop council hall was chosen to host the event.
Speaking, the Hon. MP emphasized on the fact that the cup is a serious one which needed peace, love and unity to move forward. He promised meeting the various Fons of Ngoketunjia so that the competition will given the importance it deserves. He pleaded that the players practice good behaviour which was going to add to the success of the cup. This year the ladies handball is to be encouraged and plans made to start their own competition. The competition caries a cash prize of 1.5 million for men and 1 million for women with the possibilities of it being increased while the member of parliament disclosed that the minister of sports and physical education shall personally watch the final of the competition which is aimed at promoting the spirit of love, peace and unity among Ngoketunjia sons and daughters. The competition shall be exclusively reserved for sons and daughters of Ngoketunjia division, meaning only people who will be able to show proof of being a son or daughter of Ngoketunjia division or permanently residing within the division will be allowed to take part in the competition. This is because previous competitions have always been marred with the hiring of players from neighboring towns thereby not giving the Ngoketunjia children the opportunity to show their talents. This to the honorable will avoid a situation where other teams will be too powerful compared to others. Mr. Lobga Gorge divisional delegate of sports and physical education is the chairman of the divisional organizing committee while mayors of the three council areas are the chairmen of the various sub divisional organizing committees. Speaking on the weekly mirror over stone fm radio (a community radio in Ndop), The chairman of the divisional organizing committee revealed that the competition will kick start before the 15th of December and the value of the trophy does not include running cost which literally means a separate budget has been set aside for running the competition with the MP responsible. All 13 villages that make up Ngoketunjia Division were represented during the meeting and pledged their total commitment to producing good football and playing to the objective of the donor “Let Peace, Love and Unity Reign Among Ngoketunjia Sons and Daughters, it is only together that we can forge ahead”. Speaking, the Divisional president of the FECAFOOT league for Ngoketunjia, Mr. Tafili Magnus in few words thanked the Hon. MP for his efforts supporting sports and making Ngoketunjia proud. He revealed that Ngoketunjia was ranked first in the North West region with respect to the promotion of sports and football during their coordination meeting and attributed this to the efforts of the MP especially his peace and unity students competition that animated the summer holidays. It should be recalled that Venerable Senator Dingha Ignatius donated a trophy “Peace and Unity Cup Competition” last year. The members of both houses of parliament are thus on course telling Ngoketunjia Sons and Daughters to be one and indivisible.
BY NGES JULIANA
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