Barely two months after losing their legendary captain, Stephen Tataw to the memorable Italia 1990 World Cup, the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon are bereaved again. This follows the death of Epherem Mbom, a defender at the 1982 World Cup in Spain when Cameroon debuted and bowed out undefeated at the group stage.
The 66-year-old Mbom died on Sunday night.
The footballer, who was a friend to other deceased Cameroon stars like Theophile Abega, Eloundu Onana as well as living legends such as Thomas Nkono, Michel Kaham and among others, reportedly died having suffered from leg tumour for years.
Mbom played for clubs like Rail FC, Leopard Sportif of Douala, Canon Yaoundé, Dragon of Yaoundé and among others.
Before his death, he had occupied multiple roles in and around football including being a staff at the famous Brasserie Football Academy. He was also awarded the Medal of the Knight of the National Order of Valour.