Former Indomitable Lion, Albert Meyong Ze is the head coach of Victoria Setubal Club in the Primeira Laliga Portuguese ( First Division team in Portugal).
After being deputy under Julio Valazquez and later interim of the Portuguese top flight club, the Cameroonian international footballer picks up the prestigious job in a team he has played with for many years.
In October 2019, the 39 –year old former striker, was appointed into the technical bench of the Portuguese club making him the first Cameroonian and African in the top job in a major European football outfit.
He is into football coaching alongside other Cameroonian former footballers like Achille Webo recently appointed deputy coach of the Turkish Club, Instanbul Basaksehir. Other formers footballers cum tacticians are Rigobert Song with the U-23 Lions of Cameroon, Landry Nguemo Tsafack with COS Villers-les-Nancy in France amongst many.
Who Is Albert Meyong Ze?
Albert Meyong Zé was born on October 19, 1980 in Cameroon. He is known as Meyong by fans and is a former Cameroonian footballer who played as a striker.
Meyong spent most of his professional career in Portugal, amassing Primeira Liga totals of 231 matches and 79 goals over 13 seasons.
The Cameroonians has spent a good time in Portugal, seven years in Vitória Setúbal and three others in Braga.
With a total of 70 goals in 177 matches making him the highest African goal scorer in the Portuguese first division championship.
Meyong played for the Cameroon national team for over five years, his debut coming in 2004. He also represented his country at the 2000 Summer Olympics, where he won a gold medal.
The striker appeared with Cameroon at the 2006 Africa Cup of Nations.
In local football, Albert Meyong Ze played with the popular Canon of Yaounde between 1997-1998.
After retiring at the age of 36, Meyong joined Vitória Setúbal’s coaching staff as an assistant. He was named caretaker of the team after Sandro Mendes’ dismissal.
The former Indomitable Lion became the interim head coach after the resignation of Julio Velázquez.