Hon. Jeremy Njitap? Ace footballer files papers to run for parliament

eremy Njitapp

eremy Njitapp

Retired Indomitable Lions striker, Jeremy Njitap has declared his candidature for the upcoming parliamentary election. Njitap made his intentions public on July 11 shortly after submitting his file with the CPDM investiture committee in the Koung-khi division in Banjoun, West region.

Although he has not yet lifted any major political feat in his constituency and is considered by many as a political amateur, luck may yet smile on the footballer considering the enormous support he gets from Cameroon’s leading business magnet, Victor Fotso.

Fotso who is Njitap’s father-in-law is alleged to have vowed to throw his weight behind Njitap until he grasps the parliamentary seat in the constituency. Even though, the CPDM has a firm grip on the constituency, fears are yet rampant that Njitap risks losing the vote given the strong competition that is being posed by emerging political parties like the MRC of Maurice Kamto. The SDF is also known to have recently vowed to recapture its old strangleholds, West region included.

Geremi Njitap and Laure Fotso Tie the Knot

Geremi Njitap and Laure Fotso Tie the Knot

Njitap’s sudden embrace of active politics took many by surprise given that during and after his football career, he appeared to have always vested more of his interest in economic issues. He is one of Cameroon’s most celebrated football icons having played for some of the most popular football clubs in the world. At the zenith of his career, he played for the then great Real Madrid, alongside team-mates like Figo, Zidan, Raul and Roberto Carlos. With them, he won a UEFA champions league trophy. He moved to Middleborough and eventually to Chelsea where he made the final pitch of his career. He was part of the teams that garner major triumphs for the Lions beginning in 2000.

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