Cameroonian Marc Enoumba has been called up by Bolivian coach César Farias for the qualifiers against Colombia, Uruguay and Argentina.
Always Ready defender Marc François Enoumba has made history! The Cameroonian was called up by César Farías for the qualifiers for the Qatar 2022 World Cup South America zone and is the first African to play for the Bolivian national team. The footballer is writing a new chapter in the novel of his life. He tried his luck in Belgium, he arrived in South America without knowing anything about Bolivia, he was local champion, he obtained the nationality and now he can face Lionel Messi.
Marc François Enoumba grew up in Douala, one of the largest cities in Cameroon. “My life was simple,” the player told TyCSports.com. And he added, “I was lucky that my parents did everything to make sure I didn’t miss anything. ”
Since he was young, he dreamed of being a footballer, even though he thought it would be difficult to progress in his country. “Football there is very similar to South America. The players are fast. The difference is that in South America the players are a bit more technical. Now, economically, this is where there is a little problem. They are not that good. No, they give enough to the players, ”he explained.
Passed by Belgium where he was invited to pass tests for a club, but inconclusive tests. The Cameroonian arrived in Bolivia in 2016 through his representative put him in touch with a friend who has a football school in Cochabamba. In Bolivia, he played for D2 teams until he signed for Always Ready, which was promoted to the Bolivian premier division that year, in 2018. Marc François Enoumba already married and father of a son – lived in Bolivia for five years and obtained citizenship in July 2021. Barely a month later, he was called up by César Farías to face the triple knockout date. From now on, he will become the first African footballer to officially play for La Verde.