76 aspiring young footballers; 29 girls and 47 boys of ages between 10 and 17 have been training for three days at the Bagofit complex in the East region under the stewardship of the Cameroon National Football Academy, ANAFOOT.
A total of 96 were expected for the five day enlarged fifth national grouping of the ten regional poles that kicked off on Saturday, December 26, 2020 with continuous physical, athletic and technical evaluations of the trainees.
The post #Covid19 training gathers three batches of the best breeds of talent from the ten regions selected after rigorous scouting comprised of tact in the art of football, discipline amongst many other factors.
The young talents are subjected to a schedule that fits their training and education since all of them are still school going children.
According to the Deputy Director of the Training Centre of the Academy, Victorine Fomum, football without education is seemingly useless that is why the young boys and girls are encouraged to be academically and technically fit
The Director of the Training Centre at ANAFOOT, Joseph Atangana after working again these teen footballers since the Coronavirus outbreak appreciated the tact, resilience and determination put up by the over 70 student footballers.
To him, the children have daily routines of fitness, technical and athletic tests before embarking for football trainings with their various coaches.
The post #Covid19 national grouping of regional poles of the ANAFOOT under the umbrella of the Training Centre brings together trainers, the regional heads, the coaches amongst many others.
This time around, three young trainees from the acadmy have been called up to the U-17 National Men’s and Women’s football teams of Cameroon. The two girls and a boy will join the various campings ahead of the 2021 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in India and the 2022 U-17 Men’s World Cup in Peru.
The lone boy 16-year old Noh Nafeng Yvan, best player of the Limbe youth football tournament from ANAFOOT joins the U-17 football team of Cameroon this Tuesday, December 29, 2020 for training. He returned from Manchester City where he trained for two weeks.
The aspiring professional footballers on their part are soo excited to be in camp again. They expressed the wish to improve on their skills, dream big and make big names in football tomorrow.
The General Manager of the ANAFOOT, Carl Enow Ngatchu, who has been relentless in his efforts to nurture president Paul Biya’s dream of exploiting young talents and improving on the quality of local football in the country, was visibly active cheering up the children in every aspect of their daily lives at the camp.
Carl Enow Ngatchu, “It is our wish to ensure the dreams of these children are attained, in three years already we have sent out young footballers from ANAFOOT to train with Paris Saint Germain and Manchester City. This time we have three call-ups from the football academy to join the U-17 Men’s and Women’s national football teams.”
The two daily training sessions at the Bagofit complex are carried out in strict respect of #Covid19 measures introduced by the government in collaboration with the WHO