By Brian Mboh
The organizing committee of the 9th edition of the Geremi Njitap Challenge Cup met the media in Yaoundé at the Regional branch of Les Brasseries during their meeting representatives of some teams to part-take in the upcoming edition of the competition.
Gathering around Jean Flaubert Nono, Managing Director of the Brasseries Training Football Academy, the eight teams representatives were reminded about the rules of the competition. As well as were schooled on the code of conduct of the various actors.
The representatives of the likes of Boum’s FC Yde, Canon, Gazelle of Garoua, Apejes, Best Stars of Limbe and Anafoot were present in the meeting.
The eight teams shall compete in the under 15,17 and 18 categories respectively. There shall be eight teams divided into two major pools. And each team will comprise of 20 players ( 18 players and 2 goalkeepers).
Jean Flaubert Nono had these declarations during the meeting;
“This year’s Geremi Njitap Challenge Cup will be a unique one, in the sense that we’re playing in Yaoundé, on two sites at the CAF Excellence Centre at Mbankomo and at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Annex 1 Stadium. The aimed is to permit the players familiarize with the modern facilities. We are happy to have three elite clubs(Apejes, Canon and Gazelle) among us this time around, something which has not been the case in the past years.”
“Moving this competition to Yaoundé is in line with our vision to organize three tournaments for the three major cities”. He added
The competitors are expected to assemble at the Mvan neighborhood, where a shuttle will available for their transportation on match days. Again, only those who will meet-up with the practical modalities of the competition, will be given the opportunity to compete.
“The tournament will permit the players to get connected to each other, so as to better know themselves . Reason being that, they will soon become players for the under 17,18, and 19 teams of Cameroon. So building a strong team spirit is a necessity . At the end of the competition, the best players will have the chance to get tryouts with some of our visiting partners abroad” Nono added.
It is worthy of note that, the cup will hold in compliance with the barrier measures, prescribed by the government in the fight against COVID-19. And screening shall be conducted for the various players. The wearing of face masks is compulsory to all . The kick-off encounter will happen on June 21 , at the CAF Excellence Centre at Mbankomo.
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