Former Cameroon international, Geremi Njitap has been elected as the president of FifPro Africa during a congress held in South Africa’ s capital, Johannesburg last Saturday.
The former champions league winner was elected alongside Magdy Abdelghani, Khadidia Timera, Herita Ilunga and Desmond Maringwa for a period of four years (2021 to 2025).
Njitap who doubles as the president of National Union of Cameroonian Footballers (SYNAFOC) was also involved in the inauguration of the new office of the South Africa Football Players Union in Johannesburg.
It should be noted that the aim of the Federation des de Footballeur Professionels (FifPro) is to protect the interest of professional footballers world wide.
The former Olympic Gold medal winner began his career with West Regional outfit, Racing de Bafoussam in 1995, where he further went to play for Real Madrid, Chelsea, Newcastle United and AEL, scoring 29goals in some 300 league matches.
The famous right back in his days, known for his free kick styles and objective set pieces in the enemy territory, Geremi Njitap represented the national football team of Cameroon 118 times, winning the AFCON twice in 2000 and 2002 and an Olympic Gold with the Olympic lions in Sydney in 2000.