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“I will be on the technical bench in our next match”- Bafmeng’s coach Nkabyo Martin

by Lesley Ngwa
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  •  Licensing issues have prevented Bafmeng United’s head coach Nkabyo Martin from leading his team in their last two games
  •  The former Yong sport academy coach has been waiting for his license to be issued
  • Without their coach in the technical area, the team has picked up two points from two games

Newcomers Bafmeng United have played their second elite two game without coach Nkabyo Martin in their technical bench.

The gaffer, who joined this Northwest regional outfit days to the kick-off of the championship is yet to receive his licence from the Cameroon football federation, condemning him to coach this 2023 national interpools runners-up from the stands for the second time in a row.

This meant on match day two this Saturday against Aigle Royal of Moungo in Japoma, the ex-PWD tactician could only contribute little to prevent his team’s wasted opportunities.

However, this may be the last game we will see him coach off the technical area. Coach Nkabyo told the media, he will fully resume his coaching duties in Bafmeng United’s next game at home.

Nevertheless, in an exclusive interview with Kick442.com, the gaffer had explained how the situation had somewhat slowed down the team’s activities.

“I came into this team on Tuesday, the trainer who was there, Soh Simplice left the team two weeks to the beginning of the championship. I didn’t think it’s normal to pick up the team two weeks to the beginning of the championship. But I spoke to the management, they have a project and I think the project is interesting. Unfortunately, this team is just coming from the regional championship, I think they have a lot to learn. They have to shed some old habits that maybe could function in the regional championship, now they are at the professional championship, I think they have to adopt a professional way of doing things. I realized that the team was lagging in so many domains, unfortunately we are going to learn the hard way,” Coach Nkabyo highlighted.

Bafmeng United had missed their opener against Foncha street at home, which had forced them to kick-start their elite two campaign far against YAFOOT in Yaoundé.

The team seems to have grown in confidence under Coach Nkabyo Martins. A zero all tie situation in match day two, as they scored their  first goal in the competition against Aigle  in match day three.

Despite the challenges Nkabyo highlighted their zeal to survive.

“I think Soh Simplice did a great job last year, got this team to elite, and it would have been interesting to see him continue with the project. Now he left, I don’t know why he left, I have the responsibility to continue what he started. It’s a complicated task, it’s a difficult task, but! I like the attitude of the players, they are working well, they are working hard, we are trying to see how we can stay in the elite two. I think it’s going to be an exciting experience, and we want to just give our best every day to see that we make our fans happy,” Coach Nkabyo concluded.

With coach Martin Nkabyo’s return promised ahead of the next game, one should expect a new face of Bafmeng United.

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