By Angu Lesley
Football writer kick442.com-Cameroon
Cameroon’s Njie Clinton has made known his reason for organising a footy festival. According to the Indomitable Lions’ striker, his quest to give back to the community is the driving force behind organizing a two days football festival during this month of December 2020 in Buea.
Addressing the media this Wednesday in Buea the 27-year-old Small Soppo indigene in his first public outing in years showed his heartwarming attitude towards his followers in the region.
“It is an opportunity to rally the youths and celebrate with them. Its been like ten years I have been in professional football, so I decided to do this to give back to my region” the speedy winger revealed to the media.
It has been months since Njie left the Brasserie Football Academy in Douala for Europe where he progressed through the Youth teams of Olympique Lyonnais. He later represented the first team on 48 occasions scoring eight goals and assisting nine in a short stint before switching to London.
Clinton went on to represent Tottenham Hotspur, Olympique Marseille and now Dynamo Moscow. It has been a long walk for the 2017 AFCON winner and returning home to share with younger footballers is simply commendable.
Quizzed on the timing of the, Clint raised a brilliant argument to defend the organizing committee.
“It is a festive period, December is a very busy month, I opted for something short because December is a very busy month but we hope over time we can invite other teams out of Buea.”
The four-days tournament has four Clubs representing the Clubs Njie has represented. Olympique Lyonnais where it all started in Europe, Premier League outfit Tottenham Hotspur, Olympique Marseille where Njie played the 2018 UEFA Europa League final and Dynamo Moscow where he has been for the past two seasons will be represented plus the Brasserie Football Academy his lone Club in Cameroon.
When asked about his regular activities in Buea and not the entire region that always supports him as their own Clinton promised to go beyond the boundaries of Buea in the nearest future “It is only a matter of time, we will take this to the entire region.” Clinton stated.
The young footballer equally expressed regrets about the political situation in the English extraction of the country in the past years but the highlight of the his presser was when he revealed he is not ruling out the possibility of having an academy of his own in the future.
At the end of the press briefing, Njie had a conversation with a few persons in attendance.
At the end of the presser Njie had a conversation with a few persons in attendance.
He was handed a portrait of himself made by CBS’ Boris Batata before the entire delegation moved to the Buea Town Stadium for the kick off of the on-the-pitch side of the event.
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