Cameroon is a country that have always produced good goalkeepers.The Town of Kribi, and newly promoted second tier side,OFTA of Kribi have an exceptional keeper Lima Deba Vladimir La Roche on their books.

Born on the 5th of August 2002, Lima Deba Vladimir La Roche is a raw Goalkeeping Talent who has already established himself as the first choice keeper with OFTA of Kribi.

The 16 year old Goalkeeper joined the club as a trainee at the age of 9. In his seven years at the club, the lad has participated in multiple youths competition including; the Limbe international youth competition and the Geremi Njitap youth tournament.

Vladimir Roche

Last weekend in Kribi, coach Momo Patrick told that, they weren’t surprised by the performance of Roche over 90 minutes,he went further to say, they expect more of such performances from the Teenager to keep them in the League.

Roche made 6 decisive saves including two one on one saves in quick succession in the first half of the game to help OFTA pick up a point in a difficult 1 all draw game.

I am doing what I like and I enjoy doing it, one day I will like to be like Bufffon or Manuel Neuer. Today I am happy we had a point, we stay unbeaten.” Roche Told after the game against Racing.

At the end of the game, it took police protection for the young lad to be escorted to the match officials table to sign match documents as the player of the match. Young and old supporters alike stayed back in their numbers to touch the hands of the boy and congratulate him on his performance.

Vladimir Roche before the Racing game

Good reflexes,good with his feet, commanding vocal keeper with a good ability to read the game. He was OFTA’s first choice keeper during the 2018 National Interpol competition and kept clean sheets in all his games in the tournament.

The keeper and his OFTA colleagues left Kribi on Tuesday evening to the center region where they will face Lion Blesse on Wednesday.

This is a boy whose hands carry OFTA’s season and obviously one for officials of Football in the country to have an eye on.

Angu Lesley in Kribi

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