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Cameroon football great wants new stadium named after him

APAnews | Cameroon football great, Roger Milla has expressed his wish that the new stadium being built in Japoma in the outskirts of Douala, be named after him, APA learnt Monday from the local media.

According to private broadcaster Equinoxe, the former football star believes that naming the new infrastructure after him would be an opportunity for Cameroon to pay tribute to him for his contribution to the epic history of the game in his country.

“I wish to be acknowledged while I am still living by the naming of the Japoma stadium after me” he said.

As Milla’s birthplace, Japoma, is where Cameroon is building a futuristic 50,000-seater sports complex as part of preparations to organize the 2021 African Cup of Nations (AfCON).

Regarded in his country as the “best Cameroonian footballer of all time”, Roger Milla made history by being a two-time African champion in 1984 and 1988 in addition to an unforgettable participation in the 1990 World Cup in Italy when his four goals helped his country to reach the last sixteen of that tournament.

Dedicated to social action through his Heart of Africa Foundation, Roger Milla was a few years ago appointed itinerant ambassador by the Cameroon presidency.

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28 comments

  1. How Much Did he contribute for the construction Work? No Country Just Assign Monuments to Broke People! Rogers Miller did not Invest wisely when he was making big money so, he should not Blame anybody for his situation.

    • What big money are you talking about, are you just talking for talking sake or you really mean the fake news you are spreading? can you name me a single African footballer of his time who was highly paid or well paid, none! and mind you he was the best. it’s rather unfortunate for him and other fellow African players of the time that they poorly paid meanwhile they gave their best for the game. And besides naming the stadium after him has nothing to do with his financial standing but rather his contribution to the sports in Cameroon. He placed Cameroon on the map of football. And FYI they are a lot of monuments named after “Broke People” because of their achievements. with all the money you have i hope you get a monument of your own, i can only see one monument feet for you a tombstone.

      • Stadiums are not Monuments but they are not Named for honorably purpose either. Yes .If Dangote is paying for the Construction it should rightfully be Named after him or let the cameroon Government name it after the Municipality where it is located (Njapoma Stadium) .I don’t encourage poverty mentality. Here in the United states stadiums are Named after Corporate sponsors like the ATT Stadium, Mercedes Stadium etc because they paid for it and they continue to sponsor the teams too ! It is call Capitalism , deal with it .You get money you talk , no getham got dey for your house with your mami

        • and the Ajax stadium is called Johan Cruyff arena because???? of capitalism? You have a point but the naming honor is not out of the ordinary….

        • @heineA Majority of this People Investment Wisely and Created Endowment Funds for their Memorial Foundations to fun and Maintain their Legacy.Endowment refer to many Funds or Finance Instruments for defined Purpose. Financial endowment, pertaining to funds or property donated to institutions or in honor of somebody.An endowment fund is an investment fund established by a foundation that makes consistent withdrawals from invested capital for a specific purpose. The capital in endowment funds, Are often used by Fund managers, nonprofit organizations, churches and hospitals, is generally utilized for specific needs or to further a Foundations operating process.

        • @heine Can you Name any Foundation that Miller Created or any Funds that he has donated for any Purpose? Poverty Mentality is killing Fanatics and Blinding them of the realities of Free Markets and the good that comes with Capitalism. Welcome to the new world order!

      • Les stades ne sont pas des monuments mais ils ne sont pas nommés pour un but honorable non plus. Oui. Si Dangote paie pour la construction, il convient de lui donner son nom ou de laisser le gouvernement cameroun le nommer après la municipalité où il se trouve (stade de Njapoma). Je n’encourage pas la mentalité de pauvreté. Ici, aux États-Unis, les stades sont nommés en l’honneur de sponsors tels que le ATT Stadium, le Mercedes Stadium, etc., car ils ont payé pour cela et continuent à sponsoriser les équipes aussi! C’est ce qu’on appelle le capitalisme. Traitez-le. Vous obtenez de l’argent dont vous parlez, sinon allez chez vous avec vos parents.

    • Korak, you are a typical fool. Some of you come in here with total ignorance. His contribution is not the work on building the stadium. He raised African football level in 1990, reason why some additional countries were added to participate in World Cup. We had just three chances increased to 5 chances. Thanks to him. And before him, no country had reached the level Cameroon reached that year. For your information he is one of the most popular figure ever lived in Cameroon, seconded by Eto’o Fils. Mention their names anywhere in the world, they know these two. He deserves to be remembered and naming the stadium after him is a well earned memoriam. Peace and out!!

      • @ Semengue A Majority of important people Invest Wisely and Created Endowment Funds for their Memorial Foundations to fun and Maintain their Legacy.Endowment refer to many Funds or Finance Instruments for defined Purpose. Financial endowment, pertaining to funds or property donated to institutions or in honor of somebody.An endowment fund is an investment fund established by a foundation that makes consistent withdrawals from invested capital for a specific purpose. The capital in endowment funds, Are often used by Fund managers, nonprofit organizations, churches and hospitals, is generally utilized for specific needs or to further a Foundations operating process.

      • @Semengue Can you Name any Foundation that Miller Created or any Funds that he has donated for any Purpose? Poverty Mentality is killing Fanatics and Blinding them of the realities of Free Markets and the good that comes with Capitalism. Welcome to the new world order!

        • @Semengue Pouvez-vous nommer une fondation créée par Miller ou des fonds qu’il a donnés à quelque fin que ce soit? La pauvreté mentale tue les fanatiques et les aveugle des réalités des marchés libres et du bien qui vient avec le capitalisme. Bienvenue dans le nouvel ordre mondial!

  2. Combien a-t-il contribué aux travaux de construction? Aucun pays n’attribue des monuments à des gens fauchés! Rogers Miller n’a pas investi judicieusement alors qu’il gagnait beaucoup d’argent. Il ne devrait donc pas blâmer qui que ce soit pour sa situation.

  3. Typical francophone attitude: Me, Me Me.
    Compare this to what many Anglophone children are raised hearing: ” Let Other People Praise You, Even Strangers. Never Do It Yourself”
    No doubt the 2 parties can no longer live together.

  4. ZERO VIVRE ENSEMBLE

    Citizens of LRC are very EGOCENTRIC
    They think only of themselves, without regard for the feelings of others.

    PROOFS

    1. In 1984, Dictator Biya SINGLE-HANDEDLY changed the name of the country to LRC

    SC + LRC = LRC

    He did not think about the feelings of the Anglophones

    2. Now, Roger Milla is SINGLE-HANDEDLY attempting to change the name of a taxpayers property to his name.
    Ge does not care about the feeling of Etoo et al.

    WONDERS SHALL NEVER END !!!!

  5. Deserved Honors are best bestowed posthumously!

    • Roger Milla can speak loudly because he came from where people know what football is all about those who for half century of Cameroon national football team history haven’t produced 10 players must shut the f**k up.

  6. Milla who? because he played for french Cameroon does not make him a patriotic man. What charity has he taken in the entire country which is run by murderer dictator with no Human rights of Freedom. Milla should read about achievements of great individuals around the world who have care and compassion,give aid to the needy not just their village but all over Cameroon first and the world. He can deserve a stadium in a shithole country and dirty village of his where the people poor, have no drinking water,no good jobs for the youths, dusty pothole mud huts, road with primitive learning environments for children,top footballers in Europe & US who spend time & money on charity around will never ask for a special status, arrogance,primitiveness is all what francophones Cameroonians know.

    • why always come out with words and way of thinking to divide people .there is nothg like afrco..or anglo…(is a system build by the oppressor to control us and divide us)we are african we have our own language and are one .(all black man on the earth do have the same probleme its ego if not tell me one only one country 100%black that is among developped country? ) .everyone has a special task on the earth.hi let the world know about his country that was his achievement.might God give us the ability we the young generation to work hard and fight for a better cameroon(what u said is true we lacke almost all those basic thg but its not about afro..or anglo… its a system ).

  7. Nah ,a roundabout or a road leading to the stadium is adequate enough,stadium names are of whoever pays towards it and its surrounding suporting inferstructure and its all important continual maintanience ,( things do fall apart if you dont look after them ,even state of the art ones ) as in allianz stadium .
    .Cameroon has plenty of private and public companies making very long termed profits up til now out of being there…they can pony up the money ,its small change for them .

    • @Phyrne You deserve a Clap for your Samart thinking. All this poverty stricken , brook people should go the Nursing home and stop Draining the country of its resources.Honorary named are bestowed on an individual postpartum, he should feel free and take an early departure if that is his wish. It is not the countries fault that any body failed to plan their future or to plan for retirement. This is the reason youths are unemployed , because beggars like this want to hang around for eternity and Drain the country.

  8. @Phyrne Vous méritez un coup pour votre pensée intelligente. Toutes ces personnes frappées par la pauvreté devraient aller à la maison de retraite et arrêter de drainer le pays de ses ressources. Il devrait se sentir libre et partir tôt si tel était son souhait. Ce n’est pas la faute des pays si un organisme n’a pas planifié son avenir ou sa retraite. C’est la raison pour laquelle les jeunes sont au chômage, parce que les mendiants comme celui-ci veulent traîner pour l’éternité et drainer le pays.

  9. Typical of Cameroon. moi moi moi, toujours moi.
    Albeit, he deserves national recognition and gratitude, but being the man blowing his own trumpet just makes it ridiculous

  10. Monuments are best erected to honor the dead. Those clamoring for Roger Milla stadium to be built right now must recall what happened to Ahidjo and Foncha.

    Ecole Publique Ahmadou Ahidjo changed names overnight to become Ecole Publique Manengole and the Ahmadou Ahidjo stadium took on the name “Yaounde Main Stadium” following April 6, 1984. Journalists actually looked over their shoulders in pronouncing it!

    As for John Ngu Foncha, who can so soon forget armed military men tumbling his statue erected at Rond Point Deido?

  11. Roger Milla Stadium sounds perfect for me.

  12. Une majorité de ces personnes investissent avec sagesse et ont créé des fonds de dotation afin de permettre à leurs fondations commémoratives de s’amuser et de préserver leur patrimoine. Les fonds de dotation font référence à de nombreux fonds ou instruments financiers ayant un objectif défini. Dotation financière, se rapportant à des fonds ou à des biens donnés à des institutions ou en l’honneur de quelqu’un. Un fonds de dotation est un fonds d’investissement créé par une fondation qui effectue des retraits réguliers du capital investi dans un but spécifique. Les capitaux en fonds de dotation, sont souvent utilisés par les gestionnaires de fonds, les organisations à but non lucratif, les églises et les hôpitaux, sont généralement utilisés pour des besoins spécifiques pour faire avancer

  13. @Semengue Pouvez-vous nommer une fondation créée par Rogers Miller ou des fonds qu’il a donnés à quelque fin que ce soit? La pauvreté mentale tue les fanatiques et les aveugle des réalités des marchés libres et du bien qui vient avec le capitalisme. Bienvenue dans le nouvel ordre mondial!

  14. @Semengue Can you Name any Foundation that Miller Created or any Funds that he has donated for any Purpose? Poverty Mentality is killing Fanatics and Blinding them of the realities of Free Markets and the good that comes with Capitalism. Welcome to the new world order!

  15. @heineA Majority of this People Investment Wisely and Created Endowment Funds for their Memorial Foundations to fun and Maintain their Legacy.Endowment refer to many Funds or Finance Instruments for defined Purpose. Financial endowment, pertaining to funds or property donated to institutions or in honor of somebody.An endowment fund is an investment fund established by a foundation that makes consistent withdrawals from invested capital for a specific purpose. The capital in endowment funds, Are often used by Fund managers, nonprofit organizations, churches and hospitals, is generally utilized for specific needs or to further a Foundations operating process.

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