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Cameroon’s AFCON Teenager Makes History

Cameroon teenage sensation Wilfried Nathan Doualla has made history with Victoria United as they won their first-ever MTN Elite One title.

The club founded in 2002 won the league on Thursday via their playoff system, with the 17-year-old Doualla and 18-year-old Nji Richmond who netted 18 goals en route to the Golden Boot award figure figures in the title race.

Doualla, the youngest player at the recent 2023 Africa Cup of Nations was at the centre of the double identification scandal, where 62 players were implicated in an investigation by FECAFOOT, but was cleared of any wrongdoing in March.

“Fecafoot confirms two of our players Wilfried Nathan Doualla and Nji Richmond don’t have double identities. Both players are eligible [for] the play-offs,” the club said after the decision was confirmed.

The teenage duo have been linked with moves to Turkey and France amid their record-breaking exploits which has led the club to qualification for the 2024/25 CAF Champions League qualifiers.

Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Köhler is an award-winning South African football journalist. Having cut his teeth in the industry working at Kick-Off Magazine, he is now iDiski Times' senior digital content writer. He specialises in breaking top African football stories and transfers with a major focus on the 'big-three' Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates and CAF inter-club and international competitions. In 2021 he was listed amongst the top-five journalists under 30 in Print Media for the AIPS Awards.