By Angu Lesley
Football Writer, Cameroon
33 year old, former Wolverhampton Wanderers defender, George Elokobi has taken charge of the Maidstone United Academy kids for the first time this weekend as he begins his journey in coaching.
The former St Joseph College Sasse-Buea guy moved to England at the age of 16 to meet with his mother 6 years after the dead of his father.
In his time in England, Elokobi has represented 11 clubs in a distinguished 17 years career which has seen him enjoy great moments including scoring against Manchester United in 2011 and been call up to represent Cameroon.
The former Premier League center back joined 4th tier Maidstone United this summer but has struggled with an hamstring problem.
Recently Elokobi was allocated the role of the trainer of the kids in the club’s academy as he continues to play and study for his coaching badges.
This weekend, the boy who lost his father and grandfather within a period of 12 months at the age of 10 has been spotted drilling kids currently enrolling at the Maidstone United Academy.
Elokobi has made over 200 appearances in a 17 years amazing football career in which he has played for 11 English Clubs.
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