The residents of the Bonavada community in Buea, Sunday July 16, at the Government Primary School-Molyko, witnessed the launching of the 5th edition of the Bonavada Youths Football For Health Tournament.
As usual, the weather was inclement, very rainy indeed when the competition began today.
The opening encounter in the female category pitted, Rising Stars of Muea against Gentle Ladies of Bova.
In spite of the slippery and undulating nature of the pitch, both teams showcased pretty spectacular play styles that stunned the over 500 spectators that braved the rains to watch the match.
The first half of the encounter was punctuated by sporadic incursions by both sides. The misses were plenty and the fouls too. But the encounter finally ended with Rising Stars demolishing their opponents Gentle Ladies 4-0.
The second encounter saw Bweteva and Bwitingi United against Lukumu Warriors of Bokwai that saw the boys from Bokwai molesting and pushing their opponents around.
Now and again, goalkeeper Clinton Njie was compelled to dive full length to make daring saves.
However, BB United impregnable defence wall crumbled towards the end of the game when striker Ndumbe Edward slotted in the curtain raiser to give his side the lone goal in the game as they carried the day 1-0.
Emmanuel Mbua Mbua, the organiser told Sports24cameroon.com the winner of competition in the male and female categories will receive a cash prize of FCFA 100,000 and FCFA 75,000 respectively.
There will also be cash prizes for the runners up, best players, top goal-scorers among others in all the categories.
Mbua Mbua said, the competition is intended to unite youths, recognise talents and keep the youth busy during the long vacation.
With registration still going on, the organizer called on all sons and daughters of the BONAVADA community home and abroad to see how they can support in any way to see that the tournament reach a greater level.