By Dean Mongo Eyieh
The Government Delegate to the Limbe City Council, Andrew Motanga Monjimba says the the New Look Limbe City Council Inter quarters football bonanza is a carnival of national cohesion and a magnet of positive and sustainable patriotism.
Addressing thousands of football lovers at the Limbe Centenary Stadium on Saturday before the finals of male category Andrew Motanga Monjimba said the 2019 edition of the competition was an unmitigated sporting success and offered a vision of what could be achieved by working together.
A high tempo was set early and maintained for the duration of the tournament, even if the football at times may have flattered to deceive.
The final adhered to sporting cliche as ambitious Motowoh United met surprised package and eternal neighbours South East Community FC led by its charismatic President Mbi Elvis.
South East Community FC enjoyed the goodwill of being the perennial underdogs. Both sides had chances to win the contest but they were guilty of bad misses.
However, the crowning moment came fifteen minutes from time when striker Ngweh Beckley produced an individual moment of brilliance to score the lone goal of the match and land his side the jackpot of FCFA one million.
The Limbe City Council Interquarters football festival just like the Limbe Festival of Arts and Culture, has instilled a sense of pride and its today one of the indelible legacies of the Limbe City Council and Andrew Motanga Monjimba believes it has influenced national identity construction.
“The success of the New Look Limbe City Inter quarters Football tournament, just like the Limbe Festival Of Arts and Culture, Limbe Festac, are eloquent testimonies that we are one and that we know what is good for us.
“While this tournament has kept our students and population busy, promoting peace and unity, Limbe Festac has gone a long way in celebrating our friendship and our harmonious living together,” Andrew Motanga further explained.
The Government Delegate also seized the opportunity to the urge parents to send their children back to school come Monday, September 2.
” Nobody has the right to deprive our children of one of their fundamental human rights which is right to education,” he said.
“We either succumb to fear and destroy our children’s future or we beat fear and prepare a brighter future for them,” he underlined.
Proceedings at Saturday’s final were directed by Southwest Governor, Bernard Okalia Bilai.