Former Antalyaspor midfield maestro Jean II Makoun

By Angu Lesley
Football Writer,

Former Antalyaspor midfield maestro Jean II Makoun has distanced himself from social media reports linking him to a move to Feutcheu FC of Djiko Bandjoun.

One of the trending stories on social media platforms in Cameroon in the last 48 hours has been reports that retired Cameroon international, Jean II Makoun has agreed a deal to join Feutcheu FC.

Despite the wave of the speculations, the 36-year-old former Jeunesse Star man has told that he has had no contact nor a contract with Feutcheu FC.

Makoun lastly featured for Turkish second tier side Merit Alsancak Yesilova SK in the 2018-2019 season. He returned home after the campaign and says it is not time to make a decision about his career.

Reacting on the links about Feutcheu FC, Makoun had this say;

“I think these are just social media talks. Sincerely I saw like you on the social media. I have not had any talks with any Club in Cameroon, not Feutcheu FC. Besides, the CoronaVirus pandemic has forced a break on football, so nobody is signing contacts now. I am back with my family that’s all I think of. Football is abit off my mind for now”:Makoun stated

Considered one of the most gifted footballers of his generation, the Olympic Lyonnais midfield genuis enjoyed a great career. He is back home with a family and without the pressure of European football.
It is the first time he is enjoying this privilege since swapping Tonnerre Kalara club for LOSC Lille in 2002.

Though he categorically denied links with Feutcheu FC. The midfield general does not rule out the possibility of representing an African or a Cameroonian club before retirement.

“My dream is to play again in Africa. For now the virus is everyone’s worry, signing for a club is not my priority. Before the outbreak of the pandemic TP Mazembe came calling and I was willing to give-it-a-shot but the virus put everything on a hold”: Makoun added.

Quizzed about a possible return to Garoua where he had an interesting part of his football journey in the late 90’s Makoun sounded philosophical.

“Well Cotonsport!! Life teaches us never to say never, my dream has always been to retire on the books of a Cameroonian club. I will be glad if it is Cotonsport or another club in Africa but for now the staying safe from the virus is my priority”: Makoun ended.

The 2012 Greek Super league and cup winner with Olympiakos who enjoyed three wonderful spells at English Premier League outfit Aston Villa represented 11 clubs in an illustrious football career that took him from Cameroon to France,England, Greece and Turkey.

The ex Stade Rennais man scored 40 goals in 527 games for different European clubs and country.

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