Former Cameroon international, Geremi Sorele Njitap Fotso has hailed the level of competition at the on-going Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.
A former wing back and midfielder, Njitap, now an Executive Committee member of the Cameroon Football Federation as well as a CAF ambassador (on behalf of players) is one of the football legends at the 2017 AFCON finals.
In an exclusive interview with Kawowo Sports’ David Isabirye, the legend appreciates the level of competition, organization by the local organizing committee, COCAN as well as the hospitality from the host nation.
There have been surprises at this tournament. A country like Algeria, looked as favourites did not even past the group stage. Also, the host nation Gabon looked good but never progressed from group A
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Njitap believes Senegal, Burkina Faso have so far been impressive but expects more surprises.
Players like Christian Bassogog, Oyongo Bitolo, Teikeu, Ondoa, Sadio Mane have been outstanding.
The competition has been great among the teams and players themselves which is good for football. The outgoing generation had the likes of Drogba and Eto’o but now the in-coming generation is also promising.
The former New Castle, Middles-borough, Real Madrid and Chelsea player lauds Gabonese people for the hospitality exhibited throughout the tournament.
Njitap won the UEFA Champions league with Real Madrid and Chelsea and was also a winner of the AFCON in 2000 and 2002.
Other football legends currently in Gabon at the AFCON are El Hadij Diouf (Senegal), Patrick Mboma (Cameroon), Kaliou Fadiga (Senegal), Roger Milla (Cameroon), Kalusha Bwalya, and the African goalkeeper of the century, Joseph Antoine ‘Jojo’ Bell among others.