By Njie Enow
The appointment of the lead trainer of the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon Carl Enow Ngachu on Wednesday as the pioneer Director General of Cameroon’s National Football Academy, is undoubtedly the peak of a very rich career in football.
At just 42, the former attacker of Sable of Bâtie and Victoria United has the arduous task to unearth young talented footballers as well as groom Cameroon’s next generation of football stars. The coach of Cameroon’s women national football team will also have to draft out strategies geared towards promoting professions linked to football.
The son of a former police superintendent, Ngachu has already tendered his resignation letter to Cameroonian top flight outfit Colombe Fc of Dja and Lobo who are currently 14th on the MTN ELITE 1 Championship. Enow’s decision to relinquish his duties at the helm of the football outfit has sparked speculations as to whether the graduate of Cameroon’s Institute of Youth and Sports (INJS), will renounce his position as Coach of the national team, having qualified them for their first ever World Cup appearance in Canada 2015.
Ngachu’s deputy, Dr.Jules Mindjeme is also a graduate of INJS. The man described as a ”dawn to dusk ”workaholic, was the Director of high performance sports development at Cameroon’s Ministry of Sports. Both men will be able to count on the wealth of experience of former CAF boss Issa Hayatou.
The prince of Garoua is undoubtedly one of Africa’s most influential power brokers when it comes to football. It was during Mr. Hayatou’s reign that youth football tournaments for the Under 17 and Under 20’s was created.
The former president of Cameroon’s football federation has made it clear he will put in his best to make Cameroon’s National Football Academy (ANAFOOT) created in 2014 one of a kind on the continent.