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A. Emaná Player Profile

A. Emaná Player Profile
A. Emaná
Full Name: Achille Emana
Date of Birth:May 6, 1982 (Age 34)
Place of Birth:Yaoundé
Nationality: Cameroon
Height:180 cm.
Weight:77 Kg.
Squad Number:10
Achille Emana, Betis (PA)
Achille Emana is easily one of the most talented players on the Cameroonian National Team. However it took a long time for the Toulouse alum and Valencia Youth academy product to really be a part of the Indomitable Lions. It was Otto Pfister who decided to let the diminutive player be the playmaker of the Indomitable Lions and that decision helped the Lions to the finale of the 2008 African Cup of Nations in Ghana.   

 After leaving Toulouse to go back to Spain and Real Betis, Achille Emana has had a stellar first season with Real Betis (11 goals and 8 assists) even though the club was relegated to the second division. Since then, he has had a hard time regaining his playing timeand form both with the team and with the Cameroonian squad.

Even though his talent seems intact, the Yaoundé native will have to play much more if he wants Paul Le Guen to trust him with the keys to the Lions’ midfield. At 28 years-old, Emana should be playing the best soccer of his life, instead of fighting with his club regarding playing time. His participation at the World Cup does not, however, seem in jeopardy.   

Did you know? 

Achille Emana is part the third generation of football players in his family. His father, who passed away last summer, was also an Indomitable Lion in the early seventies.