James Piddy Ovidi is no more! The right wing defender of Tonnerre kalara Club died today after a malaise during a fitness match at the Mfou Municipal stadium, 18 km away from Yaoundé.
This fitness game involved a selection of players from the Elite championships based in Mfou opposed to another selection of players from Yaoundé with the likes of over 6 TKC players among which goalkeeper Onana andEdzimbi, indomitable lionesses left back Catherine Bengono among many others.
The fitness match players. The Red Arrow to indicates the position of James Ovidi
The game that was expected to be a gala football match turned into a nightmare. After about 30 minutes of play, James Piddy Ovidi took a counter attack sprint in the game. Coming back gently towards his half after that physical effort, James Ovidi will collapse on his own at the centre circle. The other players are immediately alarmed as Ovidi will try to swallow his tongue. In the absence of any medical personnel, they try with rudimentary means to keep James Ovidi alive for about twenty minute; inserting a stick into his mouth and many other life saving techniques. The intervention of a doctor who lives near the stadium will not prevent the tragedy. After taking the player’s parameters, the doctor will move on to conduct a cardiac massages before deciding on James Ovidi’s evacuation to the Mfou district hospital.
Some time after leaving for the hospital, the players will be informed that James Piddy Ovidi is no more.
The game will fizzle out as all the players will be shocked by the sudden death of their mate.
James Piddy Ovidi was one of the most versatile players in the Cameroonian Elite Championship whose life has ended up in a tragic way.
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Cameroon’s indomitable lion’s gaffer Antonio Conceiçao Olivera, has released through Facebook a list of 32 preselected players for two International friendlies that will take place during the October 2020 FIFA window.
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Colombe of Dja and Lobo FC: 5 keynotes to retain from the General Assembly
Colombe FC of Dja and Lobo FC held its ordinary generally assembly on Sunday 23rd of August 2020 to mark the preparation of the 2020-2021 football season.
Through this GA which initially had to take place at the city council hall but was finally delocalized to the CPDM party hall where the only elite club from the South Region of Cameroon made public its ambition of wining a national trophy at the end of the season.
5 key points are to be drawn from this ordinary general assembly.
1)The executive committee headed by the president of the administrative council André Noel Essian has been entirely kept in place.
2) A budget of 118.000.000FCFA was approved for the 2020/2021 season.
3) A clarification on the legal status of Colombe of Dja and Lobo by president André Noel Essian reminded the audience that Colombe FC of Dja and Lobo is not the property fo the Sangmelima council but a club that belongs to the sons and daughters of the Dja and Lobo division and by extension to all the children of the south region.
4) The Colombe fan club came in support of the management board gratifying the team with a new set of kits to the players and staff. The fan club now will be entitled to the selling of membership cards in collaboration with the club’s treasurer.
5) With 9 goals and 3 assists, Man Ykre Dangmo was voted club’s best player of the last season that saw Colombe at its best since the club’s ascension into the elite championship (finishing 3rd after the league was abandoned due to the Coronavirus pandemic).
Colombe FC with its 13 new recruits under the auspices of its new gaffer, Jules Abah Onana will have the task of creating history for the club by winning a national trophy this season.
CAF Qualifiers: A busy 12 Months for Cameroon’s Indomitable Lions (November 2020 to November 2021).
The indomitable of Cameroon will face a busy twelve months in both the AFCON and world cup qualifiers to begin from November 2020 to November 2021.
This comes after CAF and FIFA had to revise the two competitions in light of the Coronavirus pandemic outbreak which halted many sporting activities in the continent.
Cameroon like any other country in Africa, will be involved in both the AFCON and world cup qualifiers to begin in November 2020 to November 2021.
Cameroon’s Indomitable lions resume their AFCON qualifiers this November 2020, with a double header against Mozambique in their 3rd & 4th round matches while, in March next year, Antonio Conceicao’s charges will play their 5th and 6th round matches against Cape Verde islands and Rwanda respectively.
Though Cameroon have qualified automatically as host, the lions are engaged in the qualifiers so as to gain more game time.
With the AFCON qualifiers not a serious business per say, the world cup qualifiers will be the most difficult adventure for coach Antonio Conceicao as the Indomitable Lions will have to play Mozambique, Malawi and one of Africa’s best representatives at the world cup in recent times “the Elephants” of Ivory coast in the world cup qualifiers to begin in May 2021.
It should be noted that, the top teams of each of the groups will qualify for the play offs which have been scheduled for November 2021.
With the absence of the Indomitable Lions in Russia 2018, football lovers in Cameroon are hoping that Antonio Conceicao will be the man to take Cameroon to the promise land.
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