Raymond Fobete, the first Cameroonian coach to guide the Indomitable Lions to an international competition has died in Bamenda, the chief city in the North West region. Cameroun info.net that made the news public reported that Raymond Fobete led the Lions to Khartoum in Sudan in 1970 for our nation’s first participation in an African Cup of Nations.
With a diploma obtained in June 1964, at the end of an internship organized by the French Football Federation in Paris, he was appointed to act as interim coach replacing French technician Dominique Colona.
From July 1969 to March 1970, he led the selection and despite two wins in three games, against Côte d’Ivoire and Ethiopia, Cameroon was eliminated in the first round because of goal difference. Raymond Fobete returned to the head of the indomitable Lions in 1976 and won the 1st Central African Games.
Sonne Peter with files from CIN