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Cameroon: Christopher Wooh is cementing his place at the heart of the defense

Christopher Wooh tries his hardest to win and leave a lasting impression with every game. Kylian Mbappé was the last great striker to submit to his positioning, technique, and maturity.

Christopher Wooh tries his hardest to win and leave a lasting impression with every game. Kylian Mbappé was the last great striker to submit to his positioning, technique, and maturity. The evidence. On March 19, after PSG’s 2-0 loss to Rennes at Parc des Princes, the French world champion approached the Cameroonian defender and requested his shirt. For the Parisian attacker who had a challenging evening against the Rennes defender, it was a “phenomenon” that does not happen every day. Wooh was solid that evening and did not allow anything to pass through.

Christopher Wooh, who is naturally covert, astounds with his talent. The 21-year-old Louvres native builds a nest wherever he goes. If he does well at the club level, the national team is where he will put his success to the test. The colossus of KAA Gent and 2017 African champion Michal Ngadeu is (nearly) completely forgotten in Cameroon. having replaced him with Wooh. For the person who was still protecting the French U17 and U20 teams’ colors a few years ago, this is a dream come true.

When Eto’o moves for Wooh Christopher Wooh, who was born to Cameroonian parents and courted by France, has always known which nation to select: “I have known since I was a young child that Cameroon would be my country of choice. I have always had a strong desire to watch Cameroon games “.

He received his wish in March 2022. His teammate Ignatius Ganago was the first to alert him, telling him that Samuel Eto’o, the president of Fécafoot, would be contacting him. Wooh was taken aback and didn’t take the news seriously.

Cameroon? “A choice of the heart,”

Wooh recalled in a conversation with Footballogue, “I persuaded myself he was lying.” Eto’o called me ten minutes later to schedule a meeting in Lens so that I could interact with his team. ” Samuel Eto’o will ultimately travel to France in early May 2022 to personally persuade the defender to join the Indomitable Lions.

The RC Lens nugget acted without delay: “It’s a decision of the heart. I made my choice formally when I had Samuel Eto’o as president. The player was called for the first time in June, for the game between Burundi and Cameroon on the second day of the 2023 AFCON qualifying. This was the time to resolve the administrative concerns.


The Chantilly-trained player reveals his goal once joining the Indomitable Lions: “My intention is to immediately secure a starting position in the group. I’m here to compete and demonstrate that I belong on the squad. I consider myself to be a good person. However on June 9 in Dar es Salaam at the Benjamin Mkapa National Stadium, he came off the bench and came in to replace Michail Ngadeu in the 87th minute. Despite only being on the field for three minutes, he left a good impact.

2022 World Cup

For the international window in September, Wooh was recalled to the national squad. Yet, his call-up coincides with Nicolas Nkoulou’s request to join the team again, five years after he withdrew. The teenage prodigy, who could only play a simple replacement role in friendlies against Uzbekistan (0-2) and South Korea, was passed over in favor of the 32-year-old (0-1). And once more in November when Cameroon travels to Qatar for the World Cup. The spectator is Christopher Wooh.

The catalyst

The former Nancy player was not handed a start against Brazil until Nkoulou was hurt after the second day of the group stage on December 2. Wooh delivered a fantastic match without flinching. He was very tough defensively and attentive in his territory, forming an impenetrable wall with Enzo Ebossé. He appears to have solidified his position in Rigobert Song’s team since that time. He’s likely to get the ball tonight against Namibia. The game in Yaoundé’s Omnisports stadium is a part of the third day of the AFCON 2023 qualifying matches.


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