By Muambo Edward
Football Writer, kick442.com – Cameroon
Separated by 10,435 km from his native Cameroon, 31-year-old former Cotonsport of Garoua defender Louis Christian Ewonde Epassi now plays his football in the Vietnamese top flight with Thanh Hóa.
The third of seven children from retired SODECOTON storekeeper Moukoko SONGUÉ René and Ndondoki EKAT Sophie a retired Secretary with the Regional Treasury in Garoua, Ewonde Epassi is a three times Cameroon league and two times Cup of Cameroon winner.
The defender’s parents traveled to the north of Cameroon because of work and he had the chance to learn his trade and come through the ranks of the best club in Cameroon for the last two decades.
After starting with the Brasseries Football Academy in Garoua, Ewonde Epassi moved to the Cotonsport of Garoua Academy, where he progressed through the ranks and won trophies at junior level before breaking into their first team in 2010 under the tutelage of French Coach Denis Lavagne.
He went on to win the league with the Garoua based club in 2010, 2011 and 2015 and lifted the highly coveted Cup of Cameroon in 2011 and 2014.
He was at the heart of the Cotonsport backline in all these triumphs, including their runners-up position in the league in 2012, 2016 and 2017.
In 2018, the holder of a Bachelors degree in Sociology from the University of Ngaounderé left Cotonsport and moved to Vietnam. He signed for V-League side Da Nang.
After a successful season with Da Nang he moved to Ho Chi Minh City, another Vietnamese top flight side where he spent another season before joining Thanh Hoá at the beginning of this year.
Though he currently plies his trade in a country that is not popular for its football, Ewonde Epassi feels he has accomplished enough to be be grateful to the Almighty God about.
“Words will not suffice to express my gratitude to The Almighty God,” he told kick442.com.
“God has worked and continues to perform miracles in my life and those of my family members every day.
“It’s true my career out of Cameroon has taken off on a low gear but I believe the best is yet to come.
“There are always obstacles in life, but we just have to keep the faith and God will see us through and we’ll draw the lessons from the difficult times.”
Alongside former Astres of Douala forward Aime Djicka Gassissou, they are the only two Cameroonians to have played in the V-League last season.
Ewonde Epassi might be in Vietnam today, but the highly gifted central defender made his mark in Cameroon’s top flight and will forever be remembered as a true champion.
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