- Fai Collins has been out of contract since July 2023
- The Bamenda-born defender is training with the U-23s of Standard Liege
- He spent six years in Liege and made over 200 appearances for the Belgian giants
Cameroon international Fai Collins Ngoran, has been spotted in training in Liege for the first time since he left the club over two years ago.
The experienced defender was spotted in training with the club’s reserves on Thursday as he looks to stay fit while waiting for the next opportunity to continue his career.
Fai spent six good years on the books of Standard Liege, during which he won the Belgian cup and built a cult hero status.
The Cameroon international has been out of contract since departing Saudi Arabia side Al-Tai in July this year.
The 31-year-old former Dinamo Bucaresti defender has been linked to a number of clubs since then but he hasn’t found the right option to date.
Fai has always confessed his love for Standard thus making a return to the club an option, though it looks unlikely at the moment.
Being a free agent, the former Union Sportive of Douala and Njalla Quan Sports Academy of Limbe defender is allowed to sign for a new club at any time though the European transfer window has closed since September.
A permanent contract at a new club will enhance his chances to be picked for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) next year in Côte D’Ivoire.
Coach Rigobert Song of the Indomitable Lions has repeatedly confessed his desire to have Fai back in the den, but pegged it to a permanent contract with a new club.
Fai was a key part of the Cameroon team that won the 2017 AFCON tournament in Gabon. He followed that with a last 16 finish in 2019 in Egypt and a Bronze medal on home soil early last year.
Should Fai make it to Côte D’Ivoire, it will be his fourth AFCON tournament and in the previous three tournaments he has been a regular.
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