Etienne Mengnjo Mainimo

Kumbo Strikers today beat Babessi United 3-0 in a friendly encounter at the Tobin municipal stadium in Kumbo.

Two goals from Tandjong and a goal from Stephen in both halves handed Kumbo strikers a superb victory over their visitors from Babessi in Ngongkitundja division in the North West region of Cameroon.

Strikes from the two sides in the first half seem distorted but a careful cross from Mustapha Fonyuy gave Kumbo strikers a first chance to take the lead from the penalty spot.

The golden opportunity was washed away as Nangeri sent the ball into the waiting arms of goalkeeper Clovis of Babessi United.

Two minutes later Kumbo Strikers grab another chance from the penalty spot and Tandjong converted it into the first goal for the club.

From break, the visitors pushed forward for an equalizer but their efforts were stopped with the second goal for Kumbo Strikers coming from Stephen.

13minutes to the end, Tandjong scored the third before the final whistle.

Babessi United is a newly promoted side in the North West region football league and according to Pegama Christus, coach of the team.

They are a better side even though Kumbo strikers stands tall as far as performance is concern.

This is the sixth friendly match for Kumbo strikers who are preparing hard for the start of the North West region for league program in the days ahead.

Kumbo Strikers beat Bamenda University FC in the first and second leg (1-0, 1-0), Ngongketudja FC in Division Two 1-0, 1-0 in the first and second leg friendly. They trashed Jakiri FC 1-0 before humiliating Babessi United 3-0.

According to the newly recruited coach of Kumbo strikers, Festus Kwabang, his boys are ready for the regional league and nothing will stopped them from qualifying for the national division two.

Created in 1991 and promoted to the Cameroon first division in 1995, Kumbo strikers won the Cameroon challenge cup in 2000 and dropped into the inferior division in 2002 never to raise again. Their hopes this football season is to play in the national division two championship.

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