By Angu Lesley
Football Writer, kick442.com-Cameroon
Former Indomitable Lions of Cameroon defender Mbom Ephrem has died in the night of Saturday, 19 September, 2020.
The 1982 World Cup finalist passes on aged 66, after a lengthy illness.
Close sources have told kick442.com that he had been suffering from a leg tumor in the past years.
The retired footballer died in Douala, Littoral region of Cameroon.
His mortal remains have been deposited at the military hospital in Bonanjo-Douala.
Born in July 1954, M’Bom developed into one of the most fierce defender in the local scene in the 70s and 80s, earning a place in Cameroon’s squad for the first appearance at the FIFA World Cup in 1982.
International colleague to the likes of Dr Abega Theophile of Blessed memory, late Onana Eloundou, Thomas Nkono, Michel Kaham amongst others, M’Bom was a part of the Cameroon team that exited the 1982 FIFA World Cup in Spain in the group without a defeat.
The versatile defender also represented Cameroon in the 1982 AFCON tournament.
His Club career links him to Rail FC, Leopard Sportif of Douala, Canon Yaoundé, Dragon among others.
He occupied multiple roles in and around football including being a staff at the famous Brasserie football Academy and was a knight of the national order of Valor.
He dies barely months after another Indomitable Lions of Cameroon great defender Tataw Eta Stephen embarked on the journey to the world beyond.
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