Former Cameroon coach Schaefer for German Football Ambassador award

The 63-year-old has to contend with two other compatriots Staab, the women national team coach of Qatar and Staerk in Namibia for the award that honours German coaches abroad

Ex-Cameroon coach Winfried Schaefer has been shortlisted for the 2014 German Football Ambassador award with two others.

The current coach of Jamaica was named alongside Monika Staab, the women national team coach of Qatar and Klaus Staerk, who is the technical manager of the Namibian Football Association.

The German Football Ambassador project honours German coaches abroad, whose works contribute positively to the image of Germany through the beautiful game.

Schaefer is deeply involved in the development of youth football and other social projects in Jamaica. He is well travelled around the world and as a former German Bundesliga instructor he coached stars like Oliver Kahn, Mehmet Scholl and Oliver Kreuzer at the Karlsruher SC.

In Africa, the highlight of his career was in 2002 when he won the Africa Cup of Nations with Cameroon. He also placed second with Thailand in the South-East Asia Championships in 2011.

“I feel very honoured. I worked in Africa, Arabia, Southeast Asia and also recently in the Caribbean. That’s why I feel always like an Ambassador of Football. All over the World, Football is much more than just a Sport, it´s offers many possibilities to do good. Therefore, it is marvelous to be a part of the committed charity-initiative,” the 63-year-old said when he received the news about his nomination at a press conference in Kingston where the charity project was launched.

The winner of the award would be unveiled by a panel of judges on May 5, 2014.