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PWD Bamenda players OK after bus catches fire

• PWD Bamenda Players and Staff safe but most equipment and bus burnt after tragic accident on their way to Yaoundé for league game on Saturday.  

By Beng Emmanuel 

Players and staff of Cameroon League one side PWD of Bamenda are safe after their bus  caught fire yesterday, according to a statement from the club. 

Players and staff were forced to evacuate and board a different bus. 

Their bus was completely burnt and most of their equipment damaged. Mysoccer24  reports the incident occurred around Makenene, along the Bafoussam-Yaoundé highway, barely halfway after their departure from the base. 

The players have arrived Yaounde but cannot train because they have lost equipment.

The Seventeen (17) players, two staff and a driver were travelling to the nation’s capital-Yaounde from Bamenda in the North West region for their Elite one match day three fixture against Dragon this Saturday. 

“The management of PWD Social club of Bamenda wishes to announce to the general public, fans and sympathizers of the team that our team suffered a fire disaster en route to Yaounde. The team bus caught fire on the highway and burnt to ashes. Thank God no human life was lost. All the players are safe and sound” a club statement read on twitter. 

PWD of Bamenda won their maiden League one title in May 2020, after the Cameroon regulatory football body FECAFOOT canceled the competition due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

They became only the second club from English speaking Cameroon after Tiko United in 2009 to emerge champions of the country’s top tier football league. 

The Abakwa boys have picked up four points from their last two games. 

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