By Basil K Mbuye
UMS of Loum cult hero, Vidal Tabe Ayuk, has retired from football at 29.
The forward has called time on his career that spanned 14 years with the highpoint of his career being at Cameroon League One side, UMS of Loum. Speaking to CRTV’s Rene Katche, Ayuk said it was time for him to hang his boots and pick up his pen to pursue his education.
To him, it was a difficult decision to make; but the forward believes it is the best at this stage of his life.
Ayuk has had some high moments in his career like wining the Golden Boot in the Elite Two championship during the 2013/2014 season when he scored 16 goals with Dynamic FC. In 2015, he scored five goals in the Cup of Cameroon, an exploits that saw them crowned champions.
In 2016, he won the League One crown with UMS of Loum and played the 16th finals of the CAF Confederations Cup. In 2017, he was finalist of the Cup of Cameroon and in 2018 he was part of the UMS squad that ended the championship as vice champions.
Ayuk Vidal’s football career started with Southwest Regional League side Continental FA in 2008. He later had spells with National Polytechnic, Dynamic FC and UMS of Loum. He also featured for the Cameroon under 20 and 23 set ups.