25 years after Legendary Cameroon striker Albert Roger Mooh Milla created history by scoring a World Cup goal at the age of 42,reports have emerged the 67 year old retired goal poacher will be honored on the 7th of September 2019 in Sweden.
Milla who had been left out Cameroon’s US 1994 World Cup squad only made it to the tournament thanks to instructions that were given by the head of State of Cameroon Paul Biya.
Upon arrival in the US, Milla who had already scored 4 World Cup goals made the most of his chance in the tournament. At 42 he scored against Russia in 1994 to become the oldest scorer in the history of the competition.
This week Intercontinental chamber of commerce(IC3) and Diaposa Development in Africa announced that the two times AFCON winner Milla will be honored in Sweden on the 7th September 2019
The forward became one of the very first African footballers to burst into the World stage aged 38, he scored 5 goals in 3 world cup tournaments especially the heroics of 1990 where he bagged in 4.
Milla scored 37 in 63 appearances. The energetic forward blessed with skill and technique played for 11 clubs, scoring 405 goals.
Milla has received countless accolades from legends and football bodies: Pele named him in 2004 in his list of the world’s greatest living footballers, then the African confederation of football in 2007 named Milla the best African footballer in the last 50 years.
Roger Milla won the AFCON twice in his time at the national team, and it was the on-field brilliance and achievements that led him to an Ambassadorial role in the nation.