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Eyong Tarkang Enoh Profile

Eyong Enoh
Mount Cameroon FC/Magusa Turk Gucu/Turc Osagi Limasol/Ajax Cape Town/ AFC Ajax/Jong Ajax/ Fullham
174 CM/ 70 KG
7 June 2009

Eyong Tarkang Enoh (born 23 March 1986 in Kumba, Southwest Region, Cameroon) is a Cameroonian football midfielder who currently plays in the Süper Lig for Antalyaspor on loan from AFC Ajax, and for the Cameroon national team. He is the vice-captain of the Cameroon national team, alongside Nicolas N'Koulou. Both vice-captains deputise the skipper Samuel Eto’o.

Raised in the Southwest Region of Cameroon, the son of a local government official, Enoh's football career began in the youth ranks of local club Little Foot FC from Tiko, he was picked up after garnering attention during the 2002 University Championship of Cameroon playing for the University of Buéa where he was studying medicine at the time. After one season playing for Little Foot FC, Enoh transferred to Mount Cameroon FC, a club from Buéa, for the 2003–2004 season, playing in the Cameroon Premiere Division, the top flight of football in his homeland.

Enoh made his debut for Cameroon on 7 June 2009 against Morocco during their 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign. The match in Yaoundé ended in a 0–0 draw, with Enoh playing the full 90' minutes. He played in several more World Cup qualifiers and was called up for the 2010 African Cup of Nations in Angola as well. Drawn into Group D of the tournament, Cameroon played their first match of the tournament against Gabon. Wearing shirt number 18, Enoh was substituted on in the 76' minute for Henri Bedimo in the 0–1 loss at the Estádio Alto da Chela in Lubango. Enoh remained on the bench for the duration of the teams next fixture, a 3–4 win against title holders Zambia, and on 21 January 2010 played the full 90' minutes against Tunisia in a 2–2 draw, concluding the group stage, and helping Cameroon to a 2nd place finish and placement in the Quarter-finals of the tournament. In the next stage Cameroon faced Egypt in the Complexo da Sr. da Graça in Benguela on 25 January 2010. Cameroon went on to loose this fixture against the eventual champions Egypt, in a 3–1 loss after extra time, with Enoh again playing the entire match, thus ending Cameroons 2010 African Cup of Nations campaign.

On 26 August 2010 Eyong Enoh was declared the vice-captain of the Cameroon national team, alongside his teammate Nicolas N'Koulou who played for AS Monaco at the time of the announcement. Both vice-captains deputise Samuel Eto’o who is maintained as the skipper for the Indomitable Lions. On 17 November 2013 Eyong Enoh helped the Cameroon national team to their seventh appearance in the FIFA World Cup finals of all-time, when they defeated Tunisia 4–1 at home, helping to secure placement for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Enoh played the full 90' minutes of the deciding game at home in Yaoundé, having played a vital role for his national teams qualifying campaign in the central defensive midfield.