By Beng Emmanuel
Sports writer Kick442.com- Cameroon
Fabrice Olinga was born on May 12,1996 in Douala, Cameroon. He is a product of the Samuel Eto’o Foundation were he showed great endeavours and attracted wide spread attention.
He left for Spain in 2009 and joined the youthful rank of RCD Mallorca. His persistent drive for professional excellence left many indifferent. Through his stunning displays, Fabrice Olinga trilled many which helped him join Malaga’s Academy two years later at the invitation of Manuel Casanova, the academy director.
The 24-year-old forward was subsequently called up to the first team by Manuel Pellegrini during the 2012/2013 campaign.
Olinga took advantage of his senior debut to make an explosive start in the Spanish top tier League. The teenage sensation came off the bench as substitute against Celta de Vigo and struck the winning goal of the game. He became the youngest player to score in La Liga at the age of 16.
After battling to establish himself in Cyprus and Romania, Fabrice Olinga joined Royal Mouscron Perywelz on a two year deal in 2015. Within his early days at the Belgian club, the Cameroonian striker put up his best to establish himself as a regular with the squad and has since remained part of the first team. He scored his first goal in September 2017 in a 2-2 draw with KV Mechelen.
On October 2, 2012, Fabrice Olinga was called by the Cameroon national team for a 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualification match against Cape Verde. He scored on his debut. He was selected by coach Volker Finke for his 2014 FIFA World Cup squad at the age of 18, being the youngest player in the competition but remaining an unused substitute as Cameroon failed to reach the Knockout stage.
Happy Birthday Fabrice Olinga
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