Meet the Nigerian who has decided to play for the National Football team of Cameroon.

Written by on 13 November 2019

Cameroonians are still to understand why a Nigerian was called to join Cameroon’s National Football team.

John Mary Honi Uzuegbunam was called up to replace Swiss based Cameroonian striker Jean Pierre Nsame who is injured. The Nigerian naturalised Cameroonian is playing for Chinese Club Shenzhen FC and author of nine goals.

Born in the Anambra State in Nigeria, he began his career with Cameroonian club AS Fortuna de Mfou Yaoundé. He left Yaoundé in 2009 and signed for Union Sportive de Douala. On 28 March 2012 he was signed by Buriram United in what will be a beginning of three seasons spent in Thai football. From Buriram he moved to Bangkok Christian College in summer 2012, and next he played with Krabi in the 2013 Thai Division 1 League.

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On 24 January 2015, he signed a two-and-a-half year contract with Serbian club Vojvodina.

On 18 July 2016 John Mary signed one-year deal with Slovenian side Rudar Velenje.

In January 2018, Mary moved to the China League One side Meizhou Hakka.

On 2 July 2019, Mary joined Chinese Super League club Shenzhen (wikipedia)

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This is not the first time he is representing Cameroon in an international Competition. John Mary wore the shirt of Cameroon’s U20 in 2011, at the time he was playing for Union de Douala.

Cameroon will face Cape Vert this afternoon at the Yaounde Omnisport stadium.


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