It is often said prophets are not recognized in their home town,Franck Kom is an ideal example.
27 year old Bafoussam born midfielder,Franck Kom has been a pillar of a solid midfield pillar for Tunisian Giants Esperance this season.
Winner of the Arab Gulf cup, Tunisian first division title in the last in the last 12 months,Kom will participate in the final of the 2018 CAF champions league after a stellar campaign for Esperance of Tunis and an exceptional performance in Tuesday’s CAF champions league semi final in Rades against Angolan side,Primero Aogosto.
Kom won over 50% of his duels in that seasaw game on Tuesday and received praise from coach Khaled Ben Yahia after the 4-3 aggregate win.
A week ago Kom got more points than 4 Tunisian internationals to win the Tunisian league player of the month of September after an exceptional month for his club.
Esperance will face their group stage opponent in this year’s champions league competition, Ahly in an all North Africa champions league final for the second season in a row early next month.
The question now on the lips of Cameroonian and other pundits that follow the CAF champions league is; « how is this 27 year old at the peak of his powers not a part of the Cameroonian national selection given his recent performance? The argument is even cemented by the fact that in winning the September award, he defeated 4 Tunisian internationals who have already helped Tunisia to qualify for the 2019 AFCON in Cameroon.