The 7th edition of the Buea Council interquarter football competition dubbed BUCIFUC has been launched. Launching the tournament at the Muea Court Area at Mile 16 Saturday July 15 and Sunday July 16, 2017, Buea Mayor, Ekema Patrick appealed to the officiating officials to ensure that the best team wins and that matches should be hitch free and void of elements of corruption.
“The essence of these matches is to bring people together and not to create a war. There must be fair play,” he stated.
Mayor Ekema Patrick was very optimistic that this year more talents are going to be discovered as it has been the case since he took over the running of the competition some years back.
“During the 3rd edition of the competition, it was dubbed “Edition Talent Search” and more talents have been discovered and the number of local based teams has increased significantly,” he disclosed.
Cameroon’s international football player, Clinton Njie was cited as a product of BUCIFUC, as he played in the tournament’s inaugural.
This year, the Buea Council decided to take a leap forward against the backdrop of some social hindrances that have been going on in the municipality. Hence, the 2017 edition has been dubbed “6 in 1”, that is, 6 holiday programmes in one holiday characterized by inter quarter football, free holiday classes, holiday jobs, scholarships, assistance to the elderly and internship for students within the Buea municipality.
“Youths within Buea have been idle for a very long time because of the fact that they have not been going to school which is why this holiday has been given a wider dimension,” the mayor said. He said the essence of the tournament is to get everybody on board, get them busy, free from disobedience created by ill-intentioned individuals.”
The launching of the Muea Court Area competition saw Dirty South FC of Molyko thrashing Veterans FC of Muea by 3 goals to 0 with a brace scored by Nelson Triya and the other goal from Tanga N. Charlton.
Speaking to the national weeky The Voice, Nelson Triya said he was very happy to have scored two goals during the opening match and prayed such goals continue which will lead them again to the finals.
Answering to allegations of some allowed goals scored by players in an offside position, he stated “those guys are not the referees. The officials are there to do their jobs and they did it well”. The Buea/Muea Court Area competition brought together some councillors of the Buea municipality such as Emmanuel Motomby Mbome, Lyonga Efande, Musoko Edward, 1st, 2nd and 3rd deputy mayors respectively, football scouts, lovers of sport in an around Buea as they flocked the CBC Mile 16 Bolifamba field to watch good football despite the heavy downpour that greeted Buea last Saturday.