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Mbami Modeste passes on at 40

by Lesley Ngwa
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Former Cameroon international Mbami Mbami Modeste who played for multiple clubs across the World has died aged 40.

The former PSG and Marseille midfielder who retired from football in 2014 died from Cardiac arrest this Saturday at his home in Le Havre – France.

Mbami who also played for Le Havre was a part of the Cameroon generation of the early 2000s and made strides for club as well as his country.

He first came to prominence in the late 90s back in Cameroon and on the books of Dynamo of Douala. He later moved to Sedan and a number of clubs in the rest of a great career during which he Mbami won two French cup titles with PSG in 2004 and 2006.

His globetrottering career took him to Spain, China, Saudi Arabia and Colombia.

He was a part of the Indomitable Lions set up from 2000-2009 and won 38 caps. Mbami was part of the Cameroon team that won the Olympic games aged 17 alongside the likes of Lauren Etame, Geremi Njitap, Samuel Eto’o Fils, Fils Abanda and co.

He was also part of the Cameroon team that reached the final of the 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup tournament in France. In all, he scored five goals including a brace against Zimbabwe during the 2004 Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Tunisia.

The death of Mbami leaves the Cameroon football fraternity and the rest of the World in shock.

He leaves behind friends, family and love ones to mourn to him.

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