By Bakah Derick in Bamenda 

Rainbow FC has clinched the lone available ticket as NW flag bearers at this year’s National Interpools. The Bamenda based team over powered city mate Foncha Street FC on several fronts ending in a 2-0 victory on Sunday July 29.
Both goals scored during the first half by Njibero Durell at the 18th minute and Awalu Sale Mohammadu at the first minute of first half additional time (45+1) sealed the victory for Rainbow.

Rainbow FC just before Sunday's finals
While congratulating Rainbow FC, Akosemoh Theodore Coach for Foncha Street FC noted “technically and tactically we didn’t play well. We meet a good team with young and vibrant players. When olaying they had their chances and they concritised them and they got the victory.” While wishing Rainbow well as the region’s flag bearer, he admitted that the team management led by Moh David NW Regional Director for FEICOM provided all what was needed but “unfortunately we were not victorious today.”

Foncha Street Just before match
Ngwa Remy Coach RainbowFC
“I must be a happy person to be sincere except otherwise. As u can see physically I am very joyful. It’s a merited victory and we worked for it. I am just so happy. From the first day our main objective was Elite Two and so we knew we had to go stage after stage. That is how we have been preparing and I appreciate the players for putting in much effort. They have sacrificed a lot and it has paid us today.” Ngwa Remy Coach for Rainbow FC who lost the finals in 2016 as Coach for Hilltop Strikers said. 
Nwela Ernest football Coach with Grassland FC of Nkwen described Rainbow’s victory as merited. He however encouraged the team for working this hard despite the crisis but expressed the need for the team to begin work for the National tournament immediately. He advised “the goalkeeping department and the defensive department require some good scouting to re-enforce the team.” 
Rainbow Coach however reacted to this saying “Our target is Elite Two as we leave the NW Region. You know football nowadays doesn’t go with the older age. We prefer to drill the younger age and so far we have been succeeding and we will continue. We don’t hope to do some changes in terms of players; we just have to keep on working. We just pray that management gives us enough time, we will keep on working with the players. 
According to Yoye Blaise team Manager for rainbow FC, the Victory and qualification was not a surprise “because before the start of the season I really prepared and I saw myself due to the preparation I made I knew I will go for the Interpools and represent the region,” 
In the last three football seasons with two National Interpools played with the exception of the 2016/2017 season, all North West Representatives that is PWD Bamenda 2014-2015 and Bang Bullet of Nkambe 2015-2016 qualified for Elite Two. With this trend taken my representatives of the NW, the pressure on Rainbow Fc may be high. The Manager of Rainbow admits this but says “I cannot put the region down. I will qualify and even do better than what others did.” 
The Northwest Mimi Interpools thus closes the football season in the region that brought together 16teams with old hands like Rangers FC of Bafut, Kumbo Strikers, Tatecam FC, Kum Mt Rangers and others.
Setting the stage for the big moment
Lawrence Ashiri NW Regional Delegate for Sports was amongst the many that showed up to watch the thrilling football encounter. 
Rainbow FC Officials and others watching from a distant

It is the second time Rainbow FC will be representing the NW region at the National Interpools with the last failed attempt during the 2011/2012 football season. Owned by an international Player Argent Pugong Kingsley, Rainbow FC is known to have served as a formation team for many international Footballers amongst them Cameroon National Team winger Christian Bassogog and Nohuh Tulo Playing professional football in the United States. 
Derick BAKAH

Derick BAKAH

Bakah Derick is a Broadcast Presenter and Multimedia specialist with focus on sharing with the rest of the world the daily happenings in the Northwest Region of Cameroon. You can contact us on +237 675460750 or

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