African football icon Joseph Antoine Bell has been appointed board chair of the steering committee of the newly-created Cameroon National Office of Infrastructures and Sports Equipments (ONIES).
The president of the Republic issued the release appointing Bell this Monday with instructions for work to begin immediately.
Bell, 68, is widely regarded as one of the best goalkeeper Cameroon has ever produced.
One of the main players in the Lions den in the 80s and 90s Bell excelled on the pitch and even off it.
He won 70 caps for Cameroon, featuring at multiple Africa Cup of Nations tournament and was part of the 1990 FIFA World Cup squad.
At club level, he played Africa Sports of Abidjan, Union Sportive of Douala, Saint Etienne and Olympique Marseille in France and Egyptian side Arab Contractors among others.
Since his retirement from professional football in 1994, he has occupied a number of top jobs in the game, though not in recent times.
In the same development, Mr Ewane Felix named pioneer administrator meanwhile Mme Ekombe Wanki Pascaline named pioneer deputy Administrator of the institution.
Their appointments come just in time. Cameroon has made huge investment in infrastructures in the past five years, reason the president has invested trust in these top level professionals.
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