ANAFOOT: Two big heads in Cameroon football appointed



Source crtv:
25/05/2017A Presidential decree has appointed the Head Coach of the National Female team, Carl Enow Ngachu as the pioneer General Manager of the National Football Academy, ANAFOOT and former President of CAF, Issa Hayatou as the Board Chair.
The Presidential decree signed on Wednesday 24th May 2017 comes seven years after the football Acedemy was created

Carl Enow Ngachu and Issa Hayatou, the two people to head ANAFOOT are popular names in female football and African Football respectively.

Carl Enow Ngatchu took up the management of female football in 2004. He rose to be the most celebrated Head Coach of the Women's National Football team after propelling the team to the second position in Africa at the end of the 2017 Women African Football organised in Yaounde.

Born on the 21st of February 1975 in Manyu Division, South West Region of Cameroon, Carl Enow Ngachu's extra efforts contributed to the growth of the National Football team.

In 2008, Coach Enow Ngachu also managed the junior team, the under 20 and the under 17 female squads despite the fact that there was no allocated budget.

The former player of Sable of Batie and Victoria United, two clubs of the Cameroon elite league, rapidly embraced the career of coach and is holder of a CAF « C » licence.

At 35, he was also the Technical Director of the Njalla Quan Sports Academy, a Limbe based football team.

He manages Eding Sports of the Lekie as a part time job.

Issa Hayatou, the new Board Chair of ANAFOOT is a man with a rich football background.

The 70 year-old was born in Garoua, North of Cameroon.

He served as the President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), the fifth since the creation of CAF.

Hayatou was named Secretary General of the Cameroon Football Association, at the age of 28 and 12 years later he became the Chairman of the Football Association.

He was appointed into the CAF Executive Committee in 1987 and evolved to CAF President in 1988 - a position he hold till March 2017.

His contribution to football internationally has impacted world football .

He was candidate in the 2002 FIFA presidency but lost to Sepp Blatter by 139 votes to 56.

In March 2017,Ahmad Ahmad won 34 of the 54 votes to replace Issa Hayatou as the present CAF President.

The appointment of Carl Enow Ngachu and Issa Hayatou has been described as the wisest decision at the right time.


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