Marc Vivien Foe would have turned 46 this Saturday May 1st 2021 if he was still breathing.
The midfielder passed away in the game pitting Colombia against Cameroon in an unfortunate incident in 2003 ‘en route’ to the finals of the FIFA Confederations cup.
It is no surprise that the midfield metronome was born on a day considered an international labour day; it was not only his ability to read and anticipate the game, but also his work ethics, covering large parts of the pitch and galloping up and down for the team be it at Canon Yaounde,West Ham United Olympic Lyonnais, Manchester City or Cameroon.
Foe presented adequate shield for the back four of the Lion’s especially in their back-to-back triumph of the AFCON in 2000 and 2002.
Vivien started a career at Canon of Yaoundé, before he went ahead to play for Lens, West Ham united, Manchester city and Lyon, imposing his calm and know-how, getting a pass mark in every club he graced.
A minute of silence is respected in every confederations cup final to honour Foe, together with awards in his memory like the Mark Vivien Foe award in the French league, only for the best African player in the League.
The indomitable Lion scored 24 goals for club, and eight goals for county which is glorious for someone whose job was to give his back four some protection.
Kick442.com remembers the heart and bravery of the fallen lion. He is not forever in our hearts, but forever in our midst,Lion Forever.
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