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Football Coaching: Anumewa Franklin and Sama Kenneth a duo deserving of gun salutes

By Bakah Derick 

Anumewa Franklin and Sama Kenneth have added to their credentials another outstanding achievement in grassroot football development. The two repeated an uncommon achievement on Saturday September 25, 2021 as they qualified Rangers FC Bafut for the Elite Two championship at the close of the National Interpools. 
It is the second time the two have worked together to produce similar results. In 2019, the duo masterminded the qualification of Foncha Street (now relegated) for the Elite Two. While in Bertoua that year, the two showed an unexpected understanding of the beautiful resulting in remarkable victories. Very little was heard of the two when they came. Anumewa later parted ways with Foncha Street as Sama Kenneth continued with his duties as deputy trainer in charge of physical fitness of the U-23 national football team. 

While Anumewa Franklin took the job of trainer with least expected Rangers FC Bafut, Sama Kenneth was added another cap as head of the National Football Academy North West office. 

Both men graduates of the country's top sports personnel training school with professional football coaching certifications, they are no doubt a pair even the nation can count on. 

"After we qualified I had to go ask him to come so we work together." The humble looking Anumewa told Hilltopvoices during one of his training sessions ahead of the 2021 National Interpools. 

"I worked with Franklin in Bertoua and we qualified Foncha Street and I think we can still do same with Rangers FC." Sama Kenneth said during his first training with the team ahead of the 2021 Interpools. 

Qualifying another team from the North west for the Elite Two championship in succession is no doubt an unrivaled show competence and promised made and kept. What formula have the two used that pay of style remains their secret but for sure it is not short of hardwork which is the watch word of the two men. 

Described by Kick442 as "the only one", Anumewa Franklin has demonstrated rare recognition for competence in humility just like Sama Kenneth who accepted to come and offer the service which be said was voluntary. 

While waiting for those charges with the responsibility to do so, it is certain that only real motivation can permit for such results in the near future. 


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