Mathurin Kameni, captain and goalkeeper of Stade Renard of Melong is the oldest player of theElite league (39 years old) and made his come back into action during the advanced match of the 15th day of play between Stade Renard of Melon and Unisport of Haut-Nkam. A match which ended in a goaless draw. in a post match interview, he gives his impression on his first match and the reason for his prolonged absence:
We are disappointed about the draw because we needed the three points. We did our best all through but luck was not on our side.
Responding to the fact that Stade Renard is on two consecutive draws, Kameni remains positive:
On a league with 3 points, two consecutive draws is not a good result. We are going to work in order to be fit before the return leg.
The oldest goalkeeper of the league returned into play after being absent since the Elite league began. This absence has been due to a long injury which has kept him away from the stadiums.
I didn’t retire from football nor relegated to the bench. I was injured long ago and took my time to recover fully before coming back on the pitch of play.
Born on February 4th 1978 (aged 39), Mathurin Kameni is the oldest player of the MTN Elite 1 league. He won the Cameroon cup with Kumbo Strikers in 2000 and was part of the Cameroonian squad at the 2004 African Cup of Nations.
By Nkede Lawrence