Posted by: westafricanfootball | 29/03/2011

MARK KIPEH PANGWOH

On 27.03.2011 the Cameroon U-23 national football team won 2-1 against the Tanzania U-23 national football team. The match was a qualifier for the 2012 Summer Olympics, which will take place in London from 27.07.2012 to 12.08.2012.

The goals of Cameroon U-23, both apparently “goal poacher” kind of goals, were scored by Mark Kipeh Pangwoh, a striker playing for Sable FC from Batié in the western parts of Cameroon. Sable FC are currently number six in the MTN Elite One 2010-2011, the top level of Cameroonian league football.

My first records of Pangwoh are from the MTN Elite One 2008-2009. Pangwoh scored two goals for Sable FC during the campaign, both goals on 25.01.2009 against Danay Yagoua.

The MTN Elite One 2009-2010 was a breakthrough season for Pangwoh, although he was not a regular scorer of goals. I can only document one league goal for Sable FC during the season, but it seems likely that he scored a couple more. It is impossible to find trustworthy information about scorers in the MTN Elite One 2009-2010.

Nevertheless, Pangwoh had been noticed by the officials of the Cameroon B national football team. On 27.03.2010, Pangwoh played about ten minutes as a substitute for the Cameroon B national football team in a qualifier against Congo B for the 2011 African Nations Championship.

In September / October 2010, Pangwoh was part of the Cameroon B national football team for the 2010 CEMAC Cup, a football tournament consisting of the B national football teams of Cameroon, Congo, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Central African Republic and Gabon.

In the early parts of 2011, Pangwoh was named in the preliminary squad of the Cameroon B national football team, preparing for the 2011 African Nations Championship. Pangwoh did not reach the final squad for the tournament, which was played in Sudan in February.

At the time of writing, I can document that Mark Pangwoh has scored two league goals for Sable FC during the current MTN Elite One 2010-2011. However, there is currently one unknown scorer. The first goal of Pangwoh was a penalty, scored on 21.11.2010 against Scorpion de Bé. The second goal was on 13.03.2011 against Canon de Yaoundé, apparently a beautiful, clinical finish. According to Camfoot.com, Pangwoh and Basile Baba were the best Sable FC players of the match.

For the last year I have been a bit curious about Pangwoh. It is somewhat interesting that a player with such a low goalscorer rate still manages to be part of both the Cameroon B and the Cameroon U-23 national football team. This leads me to believe that Pangwoh is a player of tremendous potential who could very well blossom into a fine striker. His two goals for Cameroon U-23 last Sunday makes him a definite player to watch during the coming months.

Little is known about Pangwoh’s qualities as a player but he is described as a tricky striker with good dribbles and excellent off the ball movement.

The date of birth of Pangwoh is unknown but he is most likely born in 1989 or 1990. His first name is sometimes written “Marc” or “Maks” while his last name has been spelled “Pangwo” from time to time.

The picture is taken from Camfoot.com and shows some of the players from the Cameroon U-23 national football team. I believe Pangwoh wears the jersey with number 5.


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