Over the weekend, football legends from across the continent gathered in Cameroon to honor the 70th birthday of former Cameroon international Albert Roger Milla.
The renowned Milla turned 70 on Friday, May 20; however, a match was held on Saturday, May 21 at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium in Yaounde to commemorate his Seventieth year on earth.e
A group of African football icons faced off against former unstoppable lions players.
Vincent Ongandzi, Joseph Antoine Bell, Geremie Njitap, Bill Tchato, Jean II Makoun, Bertin Ebwelle, Thomas Libiih, Nicolas Alnoudji, and Roger Milla were among the legends of Team Cameroon.
The African luminaries included invincible Lioness forward Nchout Njoya Ajara, FECAFOOT president Samuel Eto’o, El hadj Diouf, Tresor Lua Lua, Kalilou Fadiga, and Alioum Boukari. Emmanuel Eboue, Stéphane Mbia, Achilles Emana.
Achilles Emana, Stephane Mbia, Emmanuel Eboue, Nchout Njoya Ajara, and former Portsmouth forward and Congolese-born Tresor Lua Lua scored for the African legends, who prevailed by a score of six to three.
Nicolas Anoudji, Jean II Makoun, and Roger Milla, who was celebrating his birthday, scored three goals for the legendary Cameroonian team.
Roger Milla stated after the ceremony, “I am ecstatic and astonished by the large turnout of the Cameroonian public on this magnificent occasion of my 70th anniversary, which was unexpected.”
“I played football and have numerous accomplishments due to discipline. Participating in the World Cup finals, in my opinion, completes a player’s career. I have participated in three World Cups and two Military World Cups, and today I am a happy and fulfilled individual,” the two-time champion of the TotalEnergies AFCON stated.
Milla, who was born on 20 May 1952, had a brilliant football career. He has won the African Footballer of the Year award twice, as well as two AFCON titles with the Indomitable Lions, three Cameroonian domestic league titles, and two French cup titles.