By Angu Lesley
Enzo Gianni Tchato Mbiayi has made his long-awaited first-team debut for French Ligue 1 side Montpeillier.
Enzo, who has been at the club since the age of six – was given the final seven minutes of Montpellier’s 1-2 defeat against Brest in Match-Day 30 of the championship.
The 19-year-old came into play with his side down by 2-0 and they reduced the deficit through Téji Tedy Savanier.
It was his first competitive first-team football thus becoming the second Tchato to feature for the Southern France Club after his father made 64 appearances for the 2012 champions between 2000 to 2003.
“I hope Enzo will sign professional this season, he is still a boy, he has a lot of work. We try to teach him the values of respect of his teammates, his environment and give him a little technical boost even if Montpellier is his training club with a lot of players coming from the Academy. In any case, I believe in him a lot and I think he will sign professional,” Bill Tchato mentioned a month to his son’s debut.
It was a historic moment for the boy who has been playing a starring role for Montpellier reserves this season featuring in 16 games.
During his seven-minute cameo, he managed to take seven touches, while he completed three passes attempted.
Meanwhile, he showed a strong willingness to take responsibility and carry the ball plus win
Enzo showed some elements of rawness in his game, however, its evident is ready for the big time.
Montpeiller’s margin of success with youths means that the door is likely to open for Enzo to feature from the outset before the end of the season.
Enzo becomes the second Cameroonian for Montpellier this season following the steps of Ambroise Oyongo Bitolo.
Cameroon-eligible Lucien Agoume also came on in the 90th minute.
Enzo who has featured for Cameroon’s Under-17 and Under-20 teams and have signs of greatness.
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