After 30-years of waiting, the famous Cameroon national team squad that reached the 1990 World Cup quarter-finals in Italy will now receive the houses promised them.
President Paul Biya promised the Indomitable Lions players who represented the continent houses but it took 30 long years for the promise to be fulfilled.
According to reports in the Cameroon media, the wait was because a list of 44 names was submitted to the government instead of the 22 players on the team.
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A request for just 22 names was made but then the minister in charge changed and the issue was forgotten about.
An association of former Indomitable Lions players, headed by Bertin Ebwelle, revived the matter through a letter to the presidency in June 2020.
The president signed a note giving the go-ahead for the houses to the director of housing on Wednesday, August 5, 2020.
The houses are located in the capital, Yaoundé, the economic hub Douala and the coastal city of Limbe.
Roger Milla, Cameroon’s roving ambassador and one of the oldest players in the squad, has thanked the head of state for the “supreme recognition”.
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Meanwhile, three of the players, Louis Paul Mfede, Benjamin Massing, and Stephen Tataw have already died but their families will receive the houses on their behalf.
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