Cameroon is no doubt a Country that has always produced good Goalkeepers for Decades now.The Town of Kribi and the newly promoted second Tier Side,OFTA of Kribi have an exceptional keeper 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 at Cameroon League 2 side,OFTA of Kribi.

The 16 year old Goalkeeper joined the club as a trainee at the age of 9 and in his 7 years at the Club, the Young 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 after OFTA won a point against Racing that, they weren’t surprised by the performance of Roche over 90 minutes,he even 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 but today I am happy we picked up 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 given that young and old supporters alike wanted to touch the hands of the boy or congratulate him.

Vladimir Roche before the Racing game

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

Roche 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

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