Young Cameroon football players preparing for international debut at the 2017 SATUC Cup. Eight talented football players from slum communities in Cameroon. The Cameroon team will consist of 14-15 year old from Cameroon Football Development (CameroonFDP).
Final 8 Cameroon players will participating SATUC World Cup 2017
Cameroon Players names
- Nongazeh Zidane Shoungbang
- Enow Pius Nto
- Anya Lodhadid
- Ebot Taku Rapha
- Njibili Mokako Pierre
- Kosa Mukete
- Asongwe George
- Teku Previous
Cameroon Football Development Program (CameroonFDP) is a 501.c.3 nonprofit organization with the mission to transform the lives of youth through value-based education, life skills, and leadership experiences on and off the football pitch. The vision of CameroonFDP is a movement and network of youth-led, community-based football leagues that facilitate personal growth and community development so people live successful, engaged lives for a brighter future in Africa.
CameroonFDP was founded by Cameroonian, Peter Ngwane and American, Justin Forzano. They met in 2006 during Forzano’s first trip to Cameroon as an engineering student working on rural development projects. In early 2010, two embarked on a mission to fill a void in social infrastructure by implementing sport-based youth develop programs. CameroonFDP officially launched activities with a summer camp in 2010, followed by a pilot programme in two schools. In 2011, CameroonFDP expanded activities to begin building a foundation in Kumba, Cameroon.
In 2013, CameroonFDP was awarded a grant from The Rotary Foundation to pilot a new approach to sport for development and peace that integrated health and social education directly into community football competitions. The following year CameroonFDP gained entrance into streefootballworld, the premier global network of ‘football for development’ organizations. CameroonFDP has been fortunate enough to receive support from FIFA Football for Hope and works closely with the Ministry of Sports and Physical Education and the local bureau of the Federation of Cameroonian Football (FECAFOOT).
CameroonFDP facilitates coaches’ leadership training and educational football competitions for more than 500 boys and girls ages 10-20 in the Southwest Region of Cameroon. They organize regional competitions, including the Super Cup to Develop Young Leaders for boys in 2015 and the Super Cup to Empower Girls alongside the most recent edition of the Africa Women Cup of Nations, hosted in Cameroon in November and December 2016.
Since 2010, CameroonFDP has engaged more than 2,500 youth in innovative football-based activities. They are presently developing a youth leadership model to scale and expand their programs nation-wide.
Seven (7) full-time staff and more than 20 community leaders and youth coaches facilitate program implementation in Cameroon. The organization is governed by a Board of Directors in the U.S. and one part-time staff supports operations from the Pittsburgh office.