The only player in Paul Le Guen’s squad to play his club football in Cameroon, the 18-year-old Coton Sport de Garoua forward is also the youngest member of the Indomitable Lions’ travelling party. “He’s a genius and he’s Cameroon’s hope for 2010 and beyond,” predicted one of his former coaches less than two years ago. In short, his inclusion will have surprised few people back home.
A veritable goal machine in his domestic league, the thoroughbred striker – who stands 1.86-metres tall and weighs 81kg – has been tracked by numerous European sides over the last few seasons and will make the switch to French outfit Valenciennes ahead of the 2010/11 campaign.
“Vincent has good technical qualities and is skilful in front of goal,” says Coton Sport general manager Denis Lavagne. “He’s a good team player but individually he can take responsibility and break the deadlock in a game all on his own. He’s speedy and his physical strength is always a bonus for the team. He’s a player with a bright future ahead of him.”
Aboubakar made headlines in January by scoring four goals in a single match to help Coton Sport claim a 5-2 win over Fovu Baham, and the fan of Fernando Torres now has the chance to show the whole world what he can do.