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Fields of Dreams - Football in Cameroon(26 images)

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  • Local young men play on one of the fields next to the military airport in Yaounde at the end of the day. Yaounde, Cameroon.
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  • Young men playing football in old broken boots and plastic sandals train next to the national stadium. Yaounde, Cameroon.
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  • A fan at the game in a Barcelona t-shirt with Eto'o and his number 9. Eto'o is everywhere he is the national hero. Coup de Cameroon Quarter final between Union Sportif de Douala (green) and Canon de Yaounde (red and green) at the military stadium in central Yaounde. Yaounde, Cameroon.
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  • Boys watch football from the sidelines. Malitoli tournament at Cite Verte, Saturday 24th of May 2008. Yaounde, Cameroon.
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  • The game officials sit under an umbrella during a match at the Malitoli tournament. They are joined by Jovinus Carlous Legawa (Indonesian), president of a Jakarta football recruiting company and a registered fifa agent chatting to Armand Malitoli the organiser of the event. Jovinus Carlous Legawa is scouting for talent. Malitoli tournament at Cite Verte, saturday 24th of May 2008.Yaounde, Cameroon.
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  • A boy plays with a football in half time of a game on Cite Verte field. Yaounde, Cameroon.
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  • AS Pelican FC pose for a photos after a training match on a pitch next to the military airport. Yaounde, Cameroon.
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  • Sweets for sale at the football game. ..Coup de Cameroon Quarter final between Union Sportif de Douala (green and white) and Canon de Yaounde (red and green) at the military stadium in central Yaounde. ..Yaounde, Cameroon.
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  • A boy selling peanuts watches the game..Coup de Cameroon Quarter final between Union Sportif de Douala (green and white) and Canon de Yaounde (red and green) at the military stadium in central Yaounde. Yaounde, Cameroon.
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  • One of the teams concede a goal at the Malitoli tournament at Cite Verte, saturday 24th of May 2008. Yaounde, Cameroon.
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  • Spectators of football at Coup de Cameroon quarter final between Union Sportif de Douala and Canon de Yaounde at the military stadium in central Yaounde. Yaounde, Cameroon.
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  • Paul, 13 a young Eto'o and Cameroon fan watches the team AS Pelican FC play training match on a pitch next to the military sirport. Yaounde, Cameroon.
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  • Eto'o fans among the young players at the 'Fondation Libiih Thomas' football school. All hoping for a future like their idol. ..Yaounde, Cameroon.
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  • Young men and boys train football every morning on the dusty fields close to the national Stadium. Yaounde, Cameroon.
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  • Football posters on the wall in a grocery shop in Nwog Ebanda, Yaounde, Cameroon. Yaounde, Cameroon.
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  • A tean warms up while they wait for the match officials insepection for a game at the Malitoli tournament at Cite Verte, saturday 24th of May 2008. Yaounde, Cameroon.
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  • Boys from "Fondation Libiih Thomas" the next generation of hopefuls. They were the lucky ones chosen to participate in a world youth tournament in France in 2007: Nyemeck Ndjebet, 12, Raoul Emeran Evegue, 12, Emmanue Meka Essiane, 12, Darel Bad, 13. Yaounde, Cameroon.
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  • Brothers Christian Nankap, 17 (right) and Christian "Jojo" Dgeukoua, 23 with their mother Jeanette Nankap. Yaounde, Cameroon. Christian Nankap, 17 years old is a young talented player in Yaounde. He is about to go to Florida, USA to train on FC Orlando's training program. If he is as good as they hope the club plans to sell him to a European club when he turns 18. Christian's family lost a lot of money when a rogue agent offered to bring Christian's older brother to Europe and then disappeared with the money. A lot of expectations hangs on Christian's shoulders.
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  • Christian Nankap, 17 trains on Madela training ground in Cite Verte. Yaounde, Cameroon. Christian Nankap, 17 years old is a young talented player in Yaounde. He is about to go to Florida, USA to train on FC Orlando's training program. If he is as good as they hope the club plans to sell him to a European club when he turns 18. Christian's family lost a lot of money when a rogue agent offered to bring Christian's older brother to Europe and then disappeared with the money. A lot of expectations hangs on Christian's shoulders. ..
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  • Christian Nankap, 17 in his family home, with his nephews Jean 3 years old on his lap and Frank, 6 years old in the door.<br />
Christian Nankap, 17 years old is a young talented player in Yaounde. He is about to go to Florida, USA to train on FC Orlando's training program. If he is as good as they hope the club plans to sell him to a European club when he turns 18. Christian's family lost a lot of money when a rogue agent offered to bring Christian's older brother to Europe and then disappeared with the money. A lot of expectations hangs on Christian's shoulders.
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  • Brothers Christian Nankap, 17 (right) and Christian 'Jojo' Dgeukoua, 23. Yaounde, Cameroon. Christian Nankap, 17 years old is a young talented player in Yaounde. He is about to go to Florida, USA to train on FC Orlando's training program. If he is as good as they hope the club plans to sell him to a European club when he turns 18. Christian's family lost a lot of money when a rogue agent offered to bring Christian's older brother to Europe and then disappeared with the money. A lot of expectations hangs on Christian's shoulders.
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  • Christian Nankap, 17 outsides his home that he is about to leave for the luxuries of a football training school in Florida. Yaounde, Cameroon. Christian Nankap, 17 years old is a young talented player in Yaounde. He is about to go to Florida, USA to train on FC Orlando's training program. If he is as good as they hope the club plans to sell him to a European club when he turns 18. Christian's family lost a lot of money when a rogue agent offered to bring Christian's older brother to Europe and then disappeared with the money. A lot of expectations hangs on Christian's shoulders.
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  • Patrick Talla, 18 at his parents home where he grew up with his younger half sister Leticia, 7. Patrick's father has two wives. Yaounde, Cameroon. Patrick Talla, 17 got his chance when he was selected to play in a youth tournament and was spotted by a Ukranian recruiter. Patrick has since gone to train in Kiev for 8 month, returning when his visa ran out. He has now been asked to pay 2000 dollars by the recruiter to come back for a trial and his mother has sold her ice cream machine, the families source of income to pay for this, he is now waiting to see if he will get a visa.
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  • Patrick Talla, 18 washes after training in the crowded and rundown house where he lives with other players and his trainer Thomas Libih. Yaounde, Cameroon. Patrick Talla, 17 got his chance when he was selected to play in a youth tournament and was spotted by a Ukranian recruiter. Patrick has since gone to train in Kiev for 8 month, returning when his visa ran out. He has now been asked to pay 2000 dollars by the recruiter to come back for a trial and his mother has sold her ice cream machine, the families source of income to pay for this, he is now waiting to see if he will get a visa.
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  • Patrick Talla, 18 and hundreds of other young men train every day on the pitches next to the stadium in Yaounde. Cameroon. Patrick Talla, 17 got his chance when he was selected to play in a youth tournament and was spotted by a Ukranian recruiter. Patrick has since gone to train in Kiev for 8 month, returning when his visa ran out. He has now been asked to pay 2000 dollars by the recruiter to come back for a trial and his mother has sold her ice cream machine, the families source of income to pay for this, he is now waiting to see if he will get a visa.
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