Skip to main content

PWD Bamenda: David Pagou leaves despite impressive record in three years

By Bakah Derick 

The departure of multiple title winning coach for PWD Bamenda David Pagou, has been announced. The announcement has been made this Monday 25 July 2022 on the Facebook page of the Abakwa Boys. 
David Pagou Former PWD Coach 

"PWD Social Football Club of Bamenda has ended it's working relationship with coach David Pagou, on mutual consent, following the expiration of his contract. David Pagou helped to write a beautiful page in our history  and it's with regret that we have reached this difficult decision. David Pagou joined the Abakwa Boys in September 2019, and leave after winning the Elite one championship and the Cameroon cup. We wish Coach David Pagou the best of luck in his professional career. Once an Abakwa Boy, always an Abakwa Boy." The announcement reads 
David Pagou during training with PWD Bamenda 

The highs 

David Pagou arrived Bamenda at the peak of an armed conflict that threatened even the professional football league with countless lockdowns yet he grabbed the league title in 2020; the first in the clubs over 45years history which qualified the team for the CAF Champions League. He went on to clinch the 2021 Cameroon Cup trophy beating News stars of Douala in Yaoundé. It is from PWD Bamenda that Pagou was named Deputy trainer of the Intermediate National Team of Cameroon during the 2020 African Nations Championship. 
The Lows

His participation at the 2020 CAF Champions League ended during the first round. This however didn't give PWD Bamenda leadership any reason to fire the tactician. He was offered another year though he will win the Cameroon cup but without the opportunity to go continental. The experience he gathered during his CAF Champions League participation will certainly not be of use to the Abakwa Boys. His inability to keep some of his key players like L. Boyomo (the leagues highest goal scorer in 2020), B. Yamkam ( right back) amongst others didn't go well with some supporters. Not finishing amongst the best two teams of his pool during the just ended Championship and early elimination from the Cameroon Cup race as defending champions may certainly be considered low. 
After renewal of contract in early 2022

David Pagou has however taken to his Facebook page to thank Bamenda a sign of confirming his departure despite renewing his contract in early 2022. His next destination is not known neither is his successor at PWD Bamenda but the fact is that David Pagou remains a highly priced football manager in Cameroon after coming from Renaissance of Ngoumou to join the Abakwa Boys in 2019. 
With his record at PWD, Pagou's successor will only be seen to have done something new if he/she wins a continental tittle or two league titles or two Cameroon Cup trophies. 

For now, David Pagou is the most successful manager the club has ever had. 
"Good luck  El Tactico David Pagou (PKD). It was great working with you for the past three seasons. Probably the best coach in the history of the Abakwa Boys" PWD Bamenda Media Officer Afeseh Apong writes on his Facebook page. 


Popular posts from this blog

Nukwi Ne Abubte: Mankon is Ready

  By Bakah Derick  The Coordinating Committee of the Official Homage and Celebration of the immediate past Fon of Mankon His Royal Highness Fo Angwafo III S.A.N traditionally known as Nukwi Ne Abubte has declared the Fondom  ready for the event. The readiness of the palace and Mankon in general was made public during a press conference on Tuesday 14 December 2022 in the palace.  According to Joseph Mumbari, Chairperson of the the committee, all necessary dispositions have been taken to make sure that sons and daughters as well as friends of Mankon have an opportunity to celebrate the great legacy of Fo Angwafo III who ruled Mankon for 63 years.  The elaborate program which will will run from the 15 of December 2022 to the 15 of January 2023 will kickoff with an official event this Thursday at the Mankon Palace esplanade as early as 6am with the Minang-do dance performed by princes and princesses ahead of the official Homage involving the state.  Cultural animati

North West Cameroon: Remarkable Cultures I- The Nso People

They own, and with pride, use Lamnso (language of Nso) anywhere they are found. They are from the grassfields of Cameroon, with capital being Kimbo (or today known as Kumbo), the Nso People have a rare structured traditional administrative setup, with the Fon at the summit; then there are the   Vibai, aShufai, aYaa, aFai, aShey, etc.  Yeeh Ngwerong  The very religious people give uncommon value to their traditional beliefs, yet are so attached to Christianity and Islam, the two main religions apart from the traditional practices. Even the most learned of them all would always go back home to identify with their roots, either to pay allegiance to the throne of the tribe, occupied by an "immortal" being, called the Fon; according to the cultural belief, the never dies.    Many would also return home just to be and identify with the people during cultural events. Ngam-Ngonnso’ is the melting pot of Nso culture and traditions. It is a week during which the peoole communinion with

Neh Sandra Fongeh Defends Degree with Unlikely Innovation: Beans Peeling Machine

By Bakah Derick  In a groundbreaking display of creative innovation, Neh Sandra Fongeh, a student of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, National Higher Polytechnic Institute of the University of Bamenda defended her Bachelor's degree on Saturday, September 9, 2023, using a remarkable beans peeling machine. The unconventional approach caught the attention of faculty members,  fellow students and family members alike, turning Neh's defense into a memorable event. Neh Sandra Fongeh presenting her machine to the Jury Neh Sandra, known for her out-of-the-box thinking and passion for engineering, mesmerized the audience with her extraordinary project during the thesis defense titled: design and realization of a manually and motorized beans shelling machine. While most students opt for a traditional presentation or experiment demonstration, Neh's choice to showcase a beans peeling machine highlighted her unique perspective on problem-solving.