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South African champions Bidvest Wits want Cameroonian striker Epoupa – ABSA Premiership 2017/18


Gavin Hunt, coach of Bidvest Wits ©Samuel Shivambu/Backpagepix

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Austin Ditlhobolo

Saturday Dec 02, 2017. 13:00


South African side Bidvest Wits are said to have shown interest in Christian Epoupa.

The Cameroonian striker is currently on the books of Dynamos, who are campaigning in the Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League (ZPSL).

The highly-rated player has been linked with South African club Ajax Cape Town in the past.

Wits and another South African side Polokwane City are also believed to be keen to sign the attacker.

Dynamos chairman Keni Mubaiwa has been quoted as confirming talks for the forward with clubs in South Africa.

“A number of clubs from South Africa have made contact with Christian,” he told News Day.

“Some were here in the past few days for negotiations and others have been talking to us on the phone.

“We have not agreed with anyone because of the price. We have put our value on the player, which the teams are saying they cannot meet,” he continued.

“The good thing on our part is that we are not desperate to sell, so we will try to get the full value of what we think our player is worth.

Epoupa scored 12 goals in the ZPSL this past season.



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Player Spotlight: Christian Bassogog – Cameroonian star provides injury update


epa06035856 Christian Bassogog (L) of Cameroon and Gonzalo Jara of Chile in action during the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 group B soccer match between Cameroon and Chile at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia, 18 June 2017. EPA/YURI KOCHETKOV

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Austin Ditlhobolo

Tuesday Nov 28, 2017. 19:00


The forward has provided an update regarding his injury which saw him miss Cameroon’s last match earlier this month.

Bassogog was called up for the Indomitable Lions’ final 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Zambia which ended in a 2-2 draw in Ndola on the 11th of November 2017.

The Cameroon medical team indicated that the player was not fit for the match after discovering that the China-based striker was carrying a knee injury.

Bassogog has informed Camfoot that he’s recovering well from the injury during the Chinese Super League off-season.

“My injury is improving and I think I’ll be back soon. I am on vacation for now and I will take the opportunity to heal,” Bassogog said.

The 22-year-old marksman netted 10 goals in 24 league appearances for Henan Jianye during the 2017 Chinese Super League season.

The team managed to survive relegation and they are set to campaign in the elite league during the 2018 campaign.

He recently indicated that he would consider offers from European clubs having joined Jianye from Danish side AaB Fodbold in February 2017.



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PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Vincent Aboubacar – Cameroonian fresh from UCL victory – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa


FC Porto’s Vincent Aboubakar scored twice at Boavista

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Graeme Jackson

Thursday Nov 02, 2017. 13:00


Cameroonian forward Vincent Aboubacar helped Porto claim a 3-1 home win over RB Leipzig in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday night.

The Indomitable Lions attacker played the full 90 minutes for Sergio Conceicao’s team at the Estadio do Dragao and provided an assist for the final goal of the night, scored by teammate Maximiliano Pereira in injury time.

The result is a major boost to Porto’s hopes of qualifying for the knockout rounds of the competition, seeing them move up to second place on the Group G log with six points.

They trail leaders Besiktas by four points and enjoy a two point and four point lead over RB Leipzig and Monaco respectively.

Aboubacar’s side will next be in European action on November 21 when they travel to Istanbul to take on Besiktas.

Meanwhile, the Cameroonian will turn his attention to domestic matters, with Porto set to play Belenenses at home on Saturday night, followed by the international break.

Aboubacar is expected to be named in Cameroon’s squad for their final, dead-rubber 2018 World Cup qualifier against Zambia in Ndola on November 11.



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FECAFOOT: Dieudonne Happi to run the Cameroonian FA – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa


Christian Bassogog of Cameroon (r) celebrates goal during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations

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Austin Ditlhobolo

Monday Sep 11, 2017. 14:00


Dieudonne Happi has been appointed the head of Normalization Committee at the Cameroon Football Federation (FECAFOOT) by the FIFA/CAF mission.

Happi’s mission in the next six months at FECAFOOT will be to run the daily affairs of the federation.

FECAFOOT released the following statement which read:

“Standardization Committee: the 5 members are known on behalf of the FIFA/CAF delegation, I would like to thank the Government of Cameroon through its Minister of Sports for its warm welcome and I can assure you that we have worked very well and above all our willingness to support this Committee. I would also like to thank the Secretary General Moussa and his team for their contribution to our stay here in Cameroon.

“The following persons are appointed:

“Mr Dieudonné HAPPI (Chairman)

“Mr. Marcelle Denise AMBOMO (Vice-President)

“Maurice Samuel BELLE EDIMO (Member)

“Dr. Abdou OUMAROU (Member)

“Kevin NJOMO KAMDEM (Member).”

Happi will also help organise and conduct elections of a new FECAFOOT executive committee.



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FIFA committee to speak to Cameroonian authorities


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Austin Ditlhobolo

Thursday Sep 07, 2017. 18:00


The Cameroon Football Federation (FECAFOOT) has revealed details regarding the joint FIFA/CAF mission.

The joint FIFA/CAF mission was designated to set up the FECAFOOT Standardization Committee.

This decision was taken by the FIFA Bureau on 23 August 2017.

FECAFOOT released the following statement on their official website on Wednesday.

A statement read: The Cameroon Football Federation informs the public that the joint FIFA/CAF mission to designate and set up the FECAFOOT Standardization Committee decided by the FIFA Bureau on 23 August 2017 will stay in Yaoundé from 06 to 08 September 2017. The said mission is composed as follows:

“- Mr. Ahmed YAHYA, member of the CAF Executive Committee

“- Mr. Veron MOSENGO-OMBA, Director of CAF / FIFA Member Associations

“- Mr Luca NICOLA, Manager of Member Associations / FIFA

“- Mrs. Segbe PRITCHETT, Coordinator of development projects in Francophone Africa / FIFA

“During their stay the mission will have interviews with Cameroonian football players and government authorities.



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Jiangsu Suning sign Cameroonian star Moukandjo – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa


Harrison Afful of Ghana challenges Benjamin Moukandjo of Cameroon during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Afcon semifinal football match between Cameroon and Ghana at the Franceville Stadium in Gabon on 02 February 2017 ©Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

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Austin Ditlhobolo

Monday Jul 17, 2017. 16:00


Chinese Super League (CSL) side Jiangsu Suning FC have signed Cameroonian star Benjamin Moukandjo from French club Lorient.

The Ligue 2 outfit announced on their official website that the 28-year-old striker had left the club which he had joined in 2015 from French side Reims.

A club statement read: “Benjamin Moukandjo is now heading to China and Jiangsu Suning FC in the summer of 2015 from the Stade de Reims, one year from the end of his contract with the FCL.

“The club’s top scorer in Ligue 1 over the past two seasons, the Cameroonian

international, winner of the last African Cup of Nations, has carried the colors of the FCL 56 times and scored 26 goals.”

Loïc Féry, the president of the Lorient, praised the Cameroon captain, who has played 55 times for the Indomitable Lions – netting 10 goals in the process.

“Benjamin has played with pride in the club’s jersey for the last two seasons,” Féry told the club’s official website.

“And has been decisive on numerous occasions under our colors. I wish him every success in the years to come.”

Last season, Moukandjo scored 13 goals in 25 Ligue 1 appearances for Lorient, who were relegated to the Ligue 2 at the end of the campaign.



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