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Former PWD, Cameroon International Gets First Coaching Contract

Former PWD player of Bamenda and Cameroon International, Bertin Tomou has been appointed coach of Royal Football Club, RFC, of Huy in Belgium.

According to the information release by the club, Tomou will start coaching D3 amateur from the next football season.

Bertin Tomou was appointed on May 28. Speaking after his appointment, the former Cameroon international said, “We have nothing to lose.”

Tomou was the striker of the club in the 2013/2014 football season and after his active career, he had put all his experience to the service mainly of young people. As holder of a UEFA License A, Tomou is equip to coach in D3 amateurs.
Going by the club, it is a daring challenge for him and the RFC Huy who will undoubtedly be a little thumbs up in D3 amateurs. The Mosan club relies on Bertin Tomou’s connections to, in part, build its core since the Hutois are in the process of developing their nucleus, an elaboration that takes shape behind the scenes but which is officially only in its infancy.
Born on August 8, 1978 in Bafoussam, Tomou started his career at PWD Bamenda between 1996 to 1997. In six appearances for the club, he score 14 goals. With a glaring talent, he left for East Asia in 1997 where he played for Pohang Steelers in South Korea, and then went to China in 1998.
From 1998 to 2005, he played for major teams in China but what made him more special was the fact that he received his first cap for Cameroon in 2004. Playing for the Cameroon national team for five years, he scored six goals in 20 appearances.
The 1.89 m later moved to Europe to play for Stade Brestois 29 in the French Ligue 2 in January 200 but his stay in France was just short leave as he moved to Belgium where he had been playing for more than 10 years.

By Etienne Mainimo

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