Young Cameroon holding midfielder, Kunde Pierre Malong who turns 24 on 26th July 2019, was supposed to be smiling from side to side and probably holding on to his MOTM with a broad chest but surprisingly, the Mainz 05 man shun individual praises and embraced team work in an exclusive with kick442.com
The midfielder who started his first ever game in the AFCON finals said-“I am very happy but you know, this is a collective sport and the most important was for us to get pass this first round “.
Kunde continued with the next round in sight and in mind “now we have another task ahead of us which is Nigeria. I think it’s going to be a tough game, we would try to do our best and win”.
After putting the team first and thinking about the Nigeria huddle of a game, Malong now thought of himself and a ‘dream come true’ sort of accolade he had just won “I am very happy to play full time and win the MOTM,it is the first in the AFCON for me and i thank God for everything cos he has shaped this journey,he made it possible for me to be here and I will continue working hard”.
When asked if fans should be satisfied with a draw with Benin, the 1.81 meters cup of muscle replied “I think we had the possession just that we didn’t score, so, I think we are satisfied to qualify to the next. round”.
The Best Stars Academy graduate realised there’s no small team in the continent, and urged teammates to work harder- ”it is going to be tough. In Africa now there’s no small team. We have to respect all rivals, and try to win . We are champions so we have yo play, have possession and try to score”.
Kunde Pierre Malong is still in tight competition with players who sat it out on the day like vice-captain – George Mandjeck, to get more minutes. Hopefully the midfield maestro comes up with some magic against the Super Eagles on Saturday.