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Name Steve Mvoue
Gender Male
Ethnic Cameroonian
Job Cameroonian Footballer
Desc As soon as it was announced that Etienne Eto’o – son of Samuel – would not be featuring in Brazil, all eyes in Cameroon turned towards attacking midfielder Steve Mvoue. The winner of the Player of the Tournament at this year’s U17 African Cup of Nations, his performances were so impressive he was called up to the senior squad by Clarence Seedorf ahead of their own AFCON campaign during the summer

Affiliation

Org Cameroon National Team
Club as Player AS Azur Star
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2019 05 15 Retrieve

[Africa Cup of Nations: 17-year-old Steve Mvoue targets Cameroon spot] I know if I put in the effort I can be part of the team. I feel great joining the national team. It’s an honour and all my life I’ve worked hard for this. Now I have to prepare for this. It’s a new opportunity and I have to work hard

[He is the son of Regine Mvoue, the first captain of Cameroon’s women’s football team, and his older brother Stephane Zobo is currently on the books of French Ligue 1 side Toulouse] I wasn’t approached by anyone from the technical staff. I know that my performances with the under 17 and 23 teams are the reason why I have this call up. I need to work hard to deserve the coach’s confidence

2019 05 29 Retrieve

[The wonderkid told the U-17 Afcon website] I pray that one day I can feature in the senior team and win titles too

2019 09 19 Retrieve

[Cameroon’s Mvoue more than a famous name] I was delighted to be named player of the tournament but what really thrilled me was winning the African title. I wouldn’t have won that individual award without the team. Obviously I’m proud of it, but if I’m going to become a great player I know that I’ve still got a long journey and a lot of work ahead of me

[Acknowledging the central role that she continues to play in his career] She’s my role model and it’s thanks to her that I play football. She still coaches me every day as well

[Indomitable Lions head coach Clarence Seedorf called up the prodigy this May, making him the first 17-year-old to form part of the national team set-up since a certain Samuel Eto’o] I got a great welcome. I’d met Zambo Anguissa, Ambroise Oyongo, Jack Zoua and Andre Onana before and that made it easier for me to settle in

[But as he waits for his senior debut, Mvoue Jr will once again run out for the U-17s at Brazil 2019] I get a lot of pleasure playing for this team. We are warriors and we never give up, which is the very least you have to do if you want to succeed in a tournament like the U-17 World Cup

2020 03 17 Retrieve

[Cameroonian midfielder Steve Mvoue confirms summer move to Toulouse] I have chosen TFC, because it is a club that knows where I have come from. I had trials with PSG, Lens, Monaco and Toulouse. Other clubs were interested in me joining you. It is my agent who dealt with all that. I chose Toulouse, because it is a bit the club that knows where I have come from. My first trial here occurred back in 2017. I came back in 2018 and 2019 where I did pre-season. Since, I have come to train here from time to time. It is a club where I feel good, where I know people. These elements motivated me to sign here

[He also confirmed that Paul Pogba is his idol] My model is Paul Pogba. I am technical, I have good vision and read the game well, a strong shot and athletic capacities. My weak points? I still need to improve a lot tactically and in my concentration. The coaches who have already rubbed shoulders with me in Toulouse have been making me work on that