Joel Job Matip has cemented his place and reputation of as one of the finest defenders currently in the land_ by lifting the UEFA Champions League to join Cameroon legends, Samuel Eto’o and Njitap Geremi as the only winners of the prestigious European trophy from Cameroon.
Joel Matip was superb through out the 90 minutes played in Saturday’s finals against Tottenham, using his long legs to deflect balls to safety.
Justl the Cameroonian did against Messi in the second leg at semifinals game at Anfield, he also frustrated Harry Kane who found it difficult to beat Matip on the night.
The 27-year-old played alongside Virgil Van Dijk after beginning the season with fewer minutes. Matip took advantage of injury casualties at the back for Liverpool and solidified himself in the team especially in the Champions league, playing 8 out of 13 games for the Reds.He completing 720 minutes of football contributing 5 clean sheets in that time.
List and years of Champions league trophies won by Cameroonians:
▪️Geremi Njitap (2000, 2002)
▪️Samuel Eto’o (2006, 2009, 2010)
▪️JOËL MATIP (2019)
Unfortunately the Center-back is not amongst the players coach Seedorf would be looking at to help Cameroon retain the AFCON this summer in Egypt.