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Cameroon: History as Njuma Ikose becomes first ISOHSA affiliated player to earn NT call up

by Lesley Ngwa
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  • Njuma’s 17 goals and four assists in 20 games in the just-ended season has earned him a place in Cameroon’s squad to start preparing for the next UNIFFAC tournament
  • Njuma’s inclusion makes him the first player from ISOHSA to ever get a national team call up
  • The squad picked by coach Yvan Kenmmo will enter camp on Tuesday and prepare till the end of the camp

Teenage attacking sensation Ikose Njuma Conrad has become the first affiliate of the Isle of Hope Sports Academy (ISOHSA) of Limbe to be called up to any category of the Cameroon national football team.

The 18-year-old who finished the 2023/24 MTN Elite Two championship season as the top scorer of the championship and contributor of 33% of his club’s goals was named in the 30-man squad of Cameroon’s U-20 national team announced on Saturday evening by the communication department of the Cameroon Football federation (FECAFOOT) on instructions from head coach, Yvan Kamnoe.

Njuma joined a number of exciting talents in the squad to enter a two-week camp in preparations for the upcoming U-20 Union of Central African Football federation (UNIFFAC) tournament rumored to be planned in Gabon.

The team will open camp on Sunday at the CAF Excellence Center in Mbankomo. The squad will work till July 21, shaping themselves ahead of the task that awaits them.

The talented squad includes four goalkeepers amongst which is Ning Che Bong of PWD, nine defenders, nine midfielders and eight forwards.

Victoria United FC’s title winning duo of Emmanuel Mougan Ngon in defense and midfielder Nathan Douala who had a great playoffs despite his age controversies after the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) participation in Cote d’Ivoire are in the squad which cuts across the top-flight to the third tier championship.

YOSA’s Hamed Hamza who was an almost guaranteed starter last season will compete in midfield with APEJES excellent midfield maestro Noh Nafeng Yvan who was skipper of the 2021 generation of Cameroon’s U-17 national team.

Upfront Njuma who is gradually developing to a household name in Cameroon football will compete with the likes of Adrien Boris Mfoumou, who finished last season as the deputy top scorer in the MTN Elite One championship, Angel Yondjo Mata – the heart of Cameroon’s attacking efforts during his U-17 days and the best player plus top scorer of the last edition of the Easter Cup in Douala, Bernard Nguene.

The entire squad members ply their trade back in Cameroon.

The team is expected to sandwich training sessions with friendly matches during its time in camp during the two weeks together.

Full squad:


Franck Bekono(Sims Baffoussam – Cameroon), Ning Che Bong Kadad(PWD of Bamenda – Cameroon), Axel Denis Mbarga Baboude (Player FC – Cameroon), Gilles Arnold Gamaleu (EFBC- Cameroon),


Stephane Aris Noumbissie (Dauphine Academy -Cameroon), Emmanuel Mougan A Ngon (Victoria United -Cameroon), Franck Dylane Talla (African Football Academy -Cameroon), Hamed Hamza Hamdou (YOSA -Cameroon), Henri Seporres Hiobi Ntola (AS Nylon -Cameroon), Frederic Dawai Goulva (Cotonsport -Cameroon), Befolo Fokou Fopa (Essos United- Cameroon), Maxente Ella Junior (Options Sports Academy -Cameroon), Emmanuel Kiah (Sims Baffoussam -Cameroon)


Russel Mirick Ngankou Mbarga (AS Fortuna -Cameroon), Ndewiyi Elton Nzernyuy (YOSA-Cameroon), Nkengafack Ajuah Forlung Jordan (EFBC -Cameroon), Arsene Mekila (Gazelle FA – Cameroon), Etienne Mabonki Makon (Dauphine Academy – Cameroon), Wilfred Nathan Douala (Victoria United – Cameroon), Gilles Herve Tocko (Galatique FA -Cameroo), Yvan Noh Nafeng (APEJES of Mfou -Cameroon)


Fergani Patrick Edzimbi (Colombe of Dja -Cameroon), Ikose Njuma Conrad (ISOHSA of Limbe – Cameroon), Adrien Boris Mfoumou (AS Fortuna -Cameroon), Djibrine Harouna (Dauphine Academy -Cameroon), Laurent Eloundou Esounga (Galatique of Douala -Cameroon), Angel Yondjo Mata (EFBC -Cameroon), Nana Yvan Jordan (Indomable – Cameroon), Christian Michel Kofone (AS Nylon -Cameroon) and Bernard Nguene (EFBC -Cameroon)

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