Cameroon has an impeccable record of producing quality goalkeepers. While several candidates have tried with varying success to make the grade and copy the shining examples of the nation’s legendary glove-men, One keeper’s stock continues to rise.

The Best Stars Academy product is unfamiliar to some, but observers of Cameroon football know he is the real deal.

At age 16, the Cameroon international has built up a sterling reputation that is establishing him as one of the most promising young keepers in world football.

His growing reputation is a roadblock to national team play and a steering power from the back. Ikoe Manfred possesses an intimidating figure at crosses and set pieces.

He is also blessed with outstanding athleticism making a trusted last line of defense. He has been included several times as the U17 Lions number one.

He cemented his status as fans favourite at the U17 Unifac tournament in Equatorial Guinea as he turned in consistent performances to help coach Thomas Libih’s boys secured the title in a remarkable fashion.

As the keeper continues to make a name for himself, many sports pundits hold that it’s now a matter for him to impress the newly appointed Indomitable Lions boss Clarence Seedorf.