“Something which one man abhors, is another man’s delicacy”. This is an old wise saying which remains part of our daily lives.
The adage has come into force as Marines FC signed Moussa Amadou Kada and Moussa Aboubakar, two Cameroonian players who failed to impress in trials at APR FC.
Every coach has his technical eye. Perhaps, what the APR technical team led by Thierry Froger did not see in the Cameroonian duo, Marines saw it and signed them on Tuesday, January 30.
Marines FC lost their two main strikers in the ongoing transfer window as Arthur Gitego moved to Kenyan giants AFC Leopards whereas Thaiba Mbonyumwami also returned to his parent club APR FC after his loan spell. He is expected to fill the void left by Innocent Nshuti who agreed to join Knoxville FC in the United States.
Marines FC were in the market desperately looking for replacements for the two attackers and have signed the two Cameroonians to fill the void.
But Who are they?
Well, the pair’s profiles are not that big.
Kada, 20, was born in the Cameroonian city of Garoua. He played for a host of lower tier teams in his native country before signing for Libyan outfit Al Shat SC on July 1, 2021 after impressing in trials.
At 18, then, Kada was considered as a huge prospect but he could not reach his full potential in the rugged Libyan League.
The agile attacker, who stands at 1.78m height, can play with either foot though his dominant foot is the right.
APR brought him in December for trials ahead of the January window and was included in the Mapinduzi squad. But, overall, his performance did not impress Froger who eventually told the club that he was not the ideal player he wanted.
Meanwhile, Aboubakar was playing for Soleil Football Academy in Cameroon before flying to Kigali for trials at APR FC.
However, just like his countryman Kada, the attack failed to make the grade after which he was snubbed by Froger.
The two players are now expected to add more bite to Marines’ attack as they hope to improve their performance during the second round of the 2023/24 season.
Peter Agblevor has vowed to always give Rayon Sports a hard time whenever he is playing against them since former club head coach Djuma Masudi told the player to give up on trials because he was the ideal attacker he wanted.
The player has since scored at least a goal every game he faces Rayon Sports.
Could it be the same case for Kada and Aboubakar? Froger didn’t see them as the right players for APR. They now have a big task to prove to him what they can offer when both teams face off in the second round of the Primus National League.