Indomitable Lions’ striker, Robert Ndip Tambe has finally committed to his childhood sweetheart, Lydia Ntoh Tiku.
The duo was knot together in holy matrimony on Thursday, December 29, 2017, at a well-guarded ceremony in his hometown of Limbe.
The wedding party had plenty of star witnesses when Tambe and Tiku made the commitment to live together for better and for worse.
Joining the Adana Demirspor forward were teammates past and present including Adolphe Teikeu, Clinton Njie among others.
The population was aesthetic over the wedding in Limbe which saw big names in the Cameroonian entertainment industry, coaches, retired footballers and some top dignitaries in the Southwest Region.
Onlookers gathered near the hotel to catch a glimpse of the football stars and snap photos with them.
But the security team was on hand to keep lurkers at bay as these stars went in to support Ndip Tambe bid farewell to bachelorhood.
Ndip Tambe, now 24, grew up in a lower middle-class neighbourhood in Limbe along with his family. Tambe and Tiku have been close friends since meeting at a young age and have been dating for more than a decade before they finally got married. The duo stayed in touch after Tambe left for Slovakia and despite enjoying some fame since he
started his professional career, the love between the two flourished more.
The couple has a daughter who is just a few months old.
Present at the occasion was Senator Charles Mbella Moki, who was the Chairperson of the wedding ceremony.
As chair, the Senator congratulated Ndip Tambe for taking the bold step and also wished him the best in his new status.
“He has taken a very important step in his life and I thank God for him. He has just negotiated a bend in his life journey, the rest of the journey remains ahead of him. He should remain prayerful and keep trusting God.
The coming of his wife into his life will complete the circle of his activities so that he should prosper, progress and attain higher heights so that God at all time in his life should be glorified. I will advise the couple to put God at the centre of their marriage,” Senator Mbella Moki said.
Advising the new couple, Mayor Rodanny Mbua Mokako of Limbe I Council called on the new couple to be as one in order to tackle the challenges ahead of them.
“Marriage has four principles: tolerance, perseverance, patience and understanding. Tolerance should be total and not partial. This means that you should embrace the bad habits of your partner because every coin has two faces.
You should learn to embrace the bad habits of your partner…Marriage is all about ups and downs which means you should be there in difficult moments…,” Mayor Mbua Mokako advised.
In 2017, the Cameroonian forward conquered both love and Africa as he won the 2017 AFCON with the Indomitable Lions and also got married.