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Emmanuel Jerome Kunde, former Cameroon International, absent from the football stadium for 20 years would officially celebrate his retirement from football this week-end.

Born on July 15, 1956, Kunde, Indomitable Lions defender, who started his career with Canon of Yaounde before moving to Stade de Reins, announced his jubilee yesterday.

The Jubilee is organized by one of his 1990 teammate and junior, Emmanuel Maboung Kessack in fulfillment of a promise made years ago.

As roommates during the 1990 World Cup, Maboung said, “I promised to organize his jubilee when he stops playing football, when I got into the national team”.

The organizer said he wants to highlight the fact that Kunde played on the streets and also professional football, reason for the match with clubs of friends and also with professionals.

To mark the day, friendly matches have been scheduled to take place besides a championship, grouping 12 teams divided in two pools.

No big names have been announced to attend the jubilee and Kunde says it is good to celebrate in the family arguing that the calendar of some stars would not permit them to come.

However, he maintained that until the last minute, some personalities contact like Claude Le Roy would be expected.

Kunde played with the Indomitable Lions in1982 and 1990 and is two times African Champion with the Lions in 1984 and 1988.

Kunde entered history as having scored the winning goal during the African Nations Cup finals from a penalty kick against Nigeria in 1988.

Also, he is remembered for having scored the equalizer of the quarter final match against England during the 1990 World Cup, through a penalty kick to end the game in 1-1 draw.

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