By Angu Lesley
Football Writer, kick442.com-Cameroon
Belgian third tier side, Royal Huy football club have named former PWD of Bamenda forward, Bertin Tomou as their coach for an unspecified duration, according reports from Walfoot.be
The amateur club are out of the top two football competitions in Belgium. It is Tomou’s first chance as a coach.
Tomou’s first comments in the job were packaged in very few words “We are ready for the challenge, we have nothing to lose,” he is quoted by Walfoot.be
The 41-year-old one-time Cameroon international began his career in the ranks of current Cameroon champions, PWD of Bamenda in the late 90’s before moving to South Korea in 1997 after two years at PWD. He later moved to China where he spent a better part of his career.
The Bafoussam-native moved to Belgium in 2006 and made a name for himself during his over six-years stay in the country where he represented Royal Excelsior Mouscron between 2006-2008 before leaving for France where he spent a year at Stade Brestois.
The 2008 AFCON finalist return to Belgium in 2008 and had stints at multiple clubs until the end of the 2013 season when he retired from professional football and played for a number of amateur clubs in Belgium including Royal Huy before signing a deal to coach the club in the presence of the club’s vice-president, Florian Rorive on Thursday evening.
The prolific goalscorer who scored six goals in 20 caps for the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon has been in Belgium since his retirement and also hold a Belgian passport.
The vice-president expressed his facial satisfaction when the deal was finalized ahead of a busy future for the club.
Royal Huy FC is expected to named Christophe Coulée as their new president ahead of what promises to be an interesting season for Bertin Tomou and the club.
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