2020 CHAN Draw: Football Legends; Stephen Tataw and Salomon Olembe in the Process

Two former Indomitable Lions players; Stephen Tataw and Salomon Olembe, representing different generations of Cameroon’s football will assist in the draw process of the 2020 African Nations Championship, (CHAN) this Monday, January 17, 2020.

The two Cameroonians will assist the CAF Director of Competitions, Samson Adamu in conducting the draw at 7 p.m. Cameroonian time at the Yaounde Multipurpose Complex.

The presence of Tataw and Olembe will add flare to the event that will be attended by Cameroon’s Minister of Sports and Physical Education, Narcisse Mouelle Kombi, CAF President, Ahmad Ahmad, members of Local Organising Committee, COCAN and many others.

Who’s Stephen Tataw

Former football legend, Stephen Tataw Eta was born on 31th March 1963 in Yaounde, Cameroon. Stephen Tataw was the former football right-back who captained the Cameroon National Team at the 1990 World Cup in Italy. The squad made vibes and reached the quarter finals; being the first African team to go that far in global football.

The right back also captained the Lions at the 1994 FIFA World Cup in the USA. Many football pundits have arguably named Tataw as one of the best players ever in the country.

The climax of his career was when his team, the Indomitable Lions won the 1988 Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco.
Stephen Tataw in Professional Football

In October 1990, Tataw joined English Football League First Division club, Queens Park Rangers on trial.
Stephen Tataw played for local clubs; Tonnere Yaounde and Olympic Mvolye.

In 1995, he is remembered as the first African to play in Japan following his selection at Tosu Future.
The football legend is now a staff of the Technical Directorate of the Cameroon Football Federation, FECAFOOT.

Salomon Olembe, the left midfielder of Indomitable Lions

René Salomon Olembe Olembe was born on December 8, 1980 in Yaounde, Cameroon. The former footballer played as a left midfielder for the Indomitable Lions.

Olembe was a pillar in the Indomitable Lions midfield between 1997 and 2007.

He has capped sixty times for Cameroon including the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France and the 2002 World Cup in Japan & Korea.

Olembe counts five Africa Cup of Nations participations, with two winning titles at the 2000 and 2002 AFCON.
The former midfielder is famous for his five-year stint with Nantes, where he won the French League 1 during the 2000/01 season.

He keeps a record with Olympique Marseille (France), Leeds United, Wigan Athletic (England), Al Rayyan (Qatar), Kayserispor (Turkey) and Larissa (Greece), before retiring in 2010.

Salomon Olembe is the Team Manager of the Indomitable Lions.

Benly Anchunda

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