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CAMEROON

Cameroon have a strong team, with many of their players important in the national team which recently won the African Nations Cup 2000. This is some information about their better players:

 

Name : Lauren Etame Mayer

Position : Midfielder

Date of birth : 19/1/77

Team : Mallorca (Spain)

Notes : Has Spanish/ Cameroon nationality. Played for Cameroon during the World Cup 1998 and was sent off in his only appearance. Moved from Levantes to Mallorca and has been playing well in Spanish league. Was involved in 2000 African Nations Cup triumph.

 

Name : Samuel Eto'o

Position : Forward

Date of birth : 10/3/81

Team : Real Madrid (Spain)

Notes : After making international debut Vs Tunisia joined Real Madrid in 1997. Has been loaned to Leganes and Espanyol since then. Was the youngest player at World Cup 1998. was involved in 2000 African Nations Cup triumph.

 

Name : Joseph-Desire Job

Position : Forward

Date of birth : 1/12/77

Team : Lens (France)

Notes : Played well in French league for Lyon and refused the invitation of the French U-21 team to play for Cameroon.  Played at both the World Cup 1998 and in the African Nations Cup triumph in 2000.

 

Name : Geremi Njitap

Position : Defender

Date of birth : 20/12/78

Team : Real Madrid (Spain)

Notes : Whilst playing for Genclerbirligi in Turkey he impressed John Toshack who was then manager of Besiktas, another Turkish side. When Toshack moved to become Real Madrid manager he bought him. Was involved in 2000 African Nations Cup triumph.

 

Name : Saloman Olembe

Position : Midfielder

Date of birth : 8/12/80

Team : Nantes (France)

Notes : Highly regarded youngster who was youngest international to play at Wembley when England beat Cameroon in 1997. Was involved in the World Cup 1998 and 2000 African Nations Cup triumph.

 

Name : Pierre Nlend Wome

Position : Defender

Date of birth : 26/3/79

Team : Bologna (Italy)

Notes : Has been international since 16 involved in both the World Cup 1998 and the African Nations Cup win in 2000. Since moving to Europe from Canon Yaounde in 1996 he has played for a variety of Italian clubs including Vicenza, Lucchese, Roma and his current side Bologna.

 

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