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Cameroon: Former indomitable lion, Onana Eloundou is no more

The former national team defender, Onana Eloundou, who took part in the 1982 world cup in Spain, is dead. He died on Monday, following an illness.




After retiring from playing football, in 1988, Eloundou's life has not been an easy one, in spite of the fact that he was part of the team that permitted Cameroon to build the powerful name they enjoy today in football.

Onana had once revealed while he was still alive, that he started to be a key player with the Cameroon national team during the African Nation's cup in Libya "Francois Ndoumbe Lea had difficulties to adapt with the turf in Libya, so I replaced him towards the end. From that day, I became one of the key players of the national team" Eloundou revealed.

One of the activities the former indomitable lion got into after his life as a football player was becoming a coach. He created a football school called Mixtout, a formation center which trained youths aged between 8 and 16 years. They had as training site, the football field of Government Bilingual High School Cite Verte Yaounde.

A time equally came when Eloundou decided to give his life to Christ. He was a Christian of the Pentecostal Church in Oyom-Abang.

The 66-year old and father of 6, dies after having played two African Nation's cups (winning one in 1984), one world cup (1982) and the 1984 Olympic games.

Studied B.Sc Journalism and Mass Communication at University of Buea


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