Thursday, September 1, 2016

Njie Clinton Back in France: Olympic de Marseille welcomes Cameroonian footballer

Njie Clinton in OM
Olympic de Marseille  in a bid to reinforce its offensive line, takes a Cameroonian player in the person of Clinton Njie. The Cameroon striker is well known in Ligue 1, since his time in Lyon that was hatched before joining the Premier League last season.

Born in Buea, in an English-speaking region of Cameroon, Clinton went to school in the Cameroon Brasseries football school from where his outstanding performance earned him a ticket Lyon in France. After playing in France, he was spotted by Tottenham, a Premier League club in England where he got a career lift contract. But while in England Njie played little. He had series of injuries that slowed down his career. A transfer was a better option, some thought.

While in Lyon Clinton played 43 matches and scored 8 goals with 7 decisive passes and in Tottenham  played 14 matches, no goals and 2 decisive passes. While others celeberated Njie Clinton’s move to the Tottenham as a hike in his career, others saw it as a too fast move. I remember one journalist telling me that Clinton is going to get missing in Tottenham and only France will rescue him again.

After long weeks of negotiations, Clinton Njie arrived in Marseille on the last day of the transfer market to strengthen the forward line of the formation of Franck Passi.
In search of a new challenge, he arrived smiling at the Robert Louis-Dreyfus Wednesday late afternoon. Each member of the Crusader staff,  addressed a small word of empathy. Welcome to OM, Clinton!

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