By Basil K Mbuye
Cameroonian forward and 2017 AFCON winner, Robert Ndip Tambe, has joined Chinese second-tier side, Shaanxi Chang’an Athletic Football Club.
Ndip Tambe agreed on a one-year deal that will see him fortifying the quest of the Chinese side to return to the country’s top-flight championship.
Ndip Tambe, whose career has seen him winning trophies in two continents already: the 2017 AFCON in Africa, Romanian Liga I and Supercupa României and Moldovan Championship with Sheriff Tiraspol, will be hoping to do same in Asia.
The 26-year-old forward made his debut with the Indomitable Lions in a 2-0 win over The Gambia at the 2017 AFCON qualification. He later went on to make a total of 10 appearances for Cameroon.
The former Cinyodev FA of Buea player has played with LZS Piotrowka, Spartak Trnava, Adana Demirspor, CFR Cluj and Sheriff Tiraspol.
The forward will need to continue in his scoring spree to see that Shaanxi Chang’an Athletic Football Club gains promotion to the Chinese Super League.
Observers have questioned the move to China by Ndip Tambe because the Coronavirus epidemic is currently rampant in the country.
The Chinese Super League season that was scheduled to start on February 22, has been postponed until further notice, due to the epidemic which is also affecting and disrupting the sports world.