Cameroon – Sydney 2000: Read what the gold medal winners have become 16 years later!

Many have retired and are converted into businessmen, others like Samuel Eto’o and Carlos Idriss Kameni, are still active.

Following the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Jeune Afrique evokes the nostalgic gold medal of the Cameroon football team at the Olympic Games in Sydney 2000. While Cameroon went unnoticed in Rio, the Pan African magazine chose to seek the footsteps of those that made the heyday of Cameroonian football at this meeting of the Olympics 16 years ago. What have they become? We deliver the following publication of Jeune Afrique on the Indomitable Lions at Sydney 2000.

The Strikers

Samuel Eto’o. He still plays football in Turkey with Antalyasport, after going through Barcelona, Inter Milan, Chelsea … Eto’o has launched football schools and heads a foundation that cares for disadvantaged, including refugees in northern Cameroon, in partnership with UNHCR and Oxfam.


Patrick Mboma. Retired since 2005, addressing 33 goals in 56 games is a consultant for Canal + Africa and currently undergoing training on coaching. Also sports agent, he was a time involved in the activities of FECAFOOT, he also launched a business via his Hope Finance company. This adventure nevertheless ended in court, making the company bankrupt.

Patrick Mboma

Patrick Suffo. He played in France, Spain, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Norway, Israel and England, where he finished his career. After working as a sports agent (he notably negotiated the loan of his compatriot Jean Makoun to Olympiakos in Greece in 2011), he turned into a businessman and today is an economic operator in Cameroon, in the oil sector. He had previously worked for public relations of an oil company in Norway.

Patrick Suffo

Albert Meyong. He is still active and currently plays in southern Portugal for club Vitória Setúbal, of which he had played for between 2000 and 2005 and between 2012 and 2013. He also had a two-year transition in Angola, Kabuscorp. He played for the Indomitable Lions until 2009.

Albert Meyong

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