"In Argentina I am a Boca fan because Alphonse Tchami played there," says in TNT Sports Francois Omam-Biyik . 30 years ago the striker and his jump in the Argentine area gave Cameroon a 1-0 lead and victory over Argentina in the debut of Italy'90.
Omam-Biyik has been a technician since 2001 and is currently working as an assistant in the selected Cameroonian . From the match against Argentina, he remembers that “for Cameroonian and African soccer it is an important day. Cameroon for the first time won a match in the final phase of a World Cup and personally converted him into a great team. We had a 10 percent chance of winning. Argentina I think was not ready and we took advantage of its failures. He introduced us to the world of football and when it was over we were wondering if what was happening was real. ”
“In the previous one, in the space where the two teams warmed up Argentina sang. We out of habit also did it and shouted. Argentina could not stand it and left the room, "recalls Omam-Biyik the minutes before the game where the idea was to focus on their own. “Maradona in 1986 was the best in the world. In the ‘90 game we knew that if we looked at them they would crush us. We were in and focused on the game. "
The match is remembered for the Cameroonian blows to the Argentine players. “We did not have the quality and we used what we could to stop them. Some blows were outside of a soccer game but they had to be stopped ”, closes the goal scorer thirty years later in TNT Sp orts.