Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Football in Cameroon Rather widens the gap in Regional Equality

Cameroonians have been craving for a better football setting in Cameroon for decades now. It could only get better when CAF offered support as Cameroon prepares to host African Nation's Cup for the women. The Yaounde Fandena, and the 2 support stadiums
around it were obvious beneficiaries.
It was announced the construction of three stadiums in Yaounde. We all are exited to have these fields as there shall be of standards but we are just getting worried that Cameroon in the nearest years will be found in Yaounde and not the other way round. This announcement  has invited alot of criticisms rather than appreciation. While others are of the opinion that Football in Cameroon is showing a glearing divide in the country others just think Cameroon had always been centralised
Now this the issue people,

We are supposedly a nation of 10 united regions. We are suppose to be striking a balance in developement not try to increase the already existing gap.

Ngoundere Municipal stadium

Main field in North West Region
when these fields are constructed in Yaounde, it will have 4 major pitches and 2 minor but professional pitches and all the technical centers. making the center region opened to atleast 8 well infrastructured football facilities while most of the regions do not even have 1 near-professional pitch.

The government plays an active role in the frustrations of football in Cameroon. Cameroon football lacks the beauty the game comes along with. To foster equality in development, Every region in the country should have a well paved field with atleast 30,000 seats. To create a balance in the development of the game and the beneficiaries of its potentials, during each match played by the National teams at the various levels, there should be a rotation from one region to another. To create sustainable football infrastructure, each region should be in charge of maintenance and innovation of its facilities.
Benefits of implementing this
Football is not just a game of entertainment but a game that fosters tolerance, unity, Equality and promotes gender balance. When this role is implemented, it will bridge the seemingly increasing divide in Cameroon. Cameroonians will see it as efforts to create a balance improvement and decentralization
The people will also look at it as empowering different regions to be in charge of their own development and maintenance to ensure that it transcends through generation.
This will be an economic opening to every region in Cameroon. Imagine the money made from sales of fan articles and beverages, transportation and lodging facilities. There is also much money made from sales of tickets which is supposed to be managed at the level of each region
Creation of employment: constructing good football fields means employment of the citizens in the domains of maintenance, security, management, tourism among others.
Enhancing the beauty of the town. Mostly the beauty of a town is known by the extra ordinary structures and sites it has. These fields will make the host town beautiful and infrastructural development

It is also an opportunity for the  leisure and tourism sector of each region to grow

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