Fabrice Ondoa set to be announced in France
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Fabrice Ondoa set to be announced in France

By Mangek Promise


Cameroon international goalkeeper Fabrice Ondoa Ebogo Joseph is set to join French Ligue two side Nîmes Olympique in the days ahead. Since leaving Latvian side Virsliga Club Auda earlier in July, Ondoa has been a free agent.


Born on the 24 of December 1995, the 27year old goalkeeper captained the Latvian side to winning the championship.


According to Le Media 100%, officials of Nîmes Olympique have had talks with Ondoa and his manager and a two year deal could be penned in the nearest possible future. On 24 August 2014, Ondoa was called up to Cameroon for the matches against DR Congo and the Ivory Coast. Thirteen days later he made his international debut, starting in a 2–0 win against the former, and being later praised by manager Volker Finke.


Ondoa and Barcelona teammate Macky Bagnack were included in the 23-man squad for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations. He played all three of their matches at the tournament in Equatorial Guinea, as they came last in their group. At the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon, Ondoa was again the undisputed goalkeeper for the Indomitable Lions. He was man of the match in their quarter-final win over Senegal, in which he saved the decisive attempt from Sadio Mané in the penalty shootout. Cameroon won the title with a 2–1 victory over Egypt in the final, and he was elected into the Team of the Tournament.


The 1.85m tall goalkeeper had played for Sevilla B and Barcelona Bvin Spain before having stings with Oostende in Belgium. He made his return to the national selection felt when he dished out excellent saves in the 1#1 draw in the Cameroon # Mexico friendly.  


Nîmes Olympique, the potential next home of Fabrice Ondoa is a French association football club based in Nîmes. The club was founded on 10 April 1937 and currently plays in the Championnat National, the third tier of French football. The Stade des Antonins is the club’s home stadium.