By Burinyuy A.B
The Bamenda III Council Inclusive Royal Tournament 2023 enters the round of eight this Sunday 13 August. This follows the end of the group stages last Thursday 10 August and the homologation of the 18 matches played so far.
Considering results of matches obtained from the field and other irregularities, four teams have been eliminated while eight others have qualified for the quarter finals. The first two quarter final matches have been scheduled for Sunday 13 as follows: M19 12noon, Mbessi United vs Sunday Sharp FC, M20 2pm, Alahlie FC Vs Sporting FC and on Wednesday 12 M21 Legacy SC Vs Legacy Jr FC M22 Waterfall FC Vs Njenefor FC
The football competition organized by the Bamenda III Council aims at encouraging the practice of sports, provide an avenue for football talents in the municiplality to be nurtured as well as promote the council social inclusion development agenda and peaceful coexistence amongst those living in the municipality.
In addition to men's football, women and blind football competitions have been included this year. According to Mayor Fongu Cletus, this is to give every athlete in the municipality an opportunity to participate in activities organized by the council in collaboration with the Fondoms of Nkwen and Ndzah.