The former captain of the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon, African champion in 1984 died early in the morning of Thursday, November 15, 2012 at the Yaounde General Hospital.
The sad news came in the early hours of Thursday 15 November 2012. According to sources close to the deceased, it was about two weeks that the former captain of the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon had been hospitalized at the Yaounde General Hospital where he passed away on Thursday morning.As of now, nobody is able to give the real causes of death. However, sources close to the family of the deceased revealed that the health of the African Golden Ball 1984 had taken a hit. “His uneasiness began two weeks ago when he returned from the United States of America. He said he did not feel fit, “says our source. And yet, a few days ago, “he seemed to have recovered his health,” says another family friend.
As a reminder, the final output media that was nicknamed “Doctor” dates back to October 11, when the old glories of football in Cameroon had gone to visit the Indomitable Lions ahead of the meeting that was against Cameroon in Cape Verde on 14 October. On this occasion, “he appeared in good shape,” describe some observers. So no one could imagine the drama that would happen a month later.
Born 09 July 1954 Nkomo, Théophile Abega had a successful career as a footballer crowned African champion in 1984 in Côte d’Ivoire, proudly on his left arm armband troops. He was elected the same year African Player. Two years earlier, he was part of the expedition organized by Cameroon in World Spanish soil.
Midfielder, technical skills above average, nicknamed the “Doctor” he had a few heyday at Canon FC, before making a professional adventure in Toulouse, France.
After a beautiful and glorious career in football, Dr. football chose to provide therapy to its citizens. Without too much difficulty, his will and his strength mobilization led him being elected to the head of the municipality of Yaoundé four.
Most recently, his talent as a mediator led the delegation of eight former Lions selected for boosting the morale of the Indomitable Lions before the return match against the blue shark on October 14 in Yaounde.
He leaves behind friends, family and football fans grieving.