Andre Ayew remembers Modeste M'Bami, who died at the age of 40

Published on: 19 January 2023
Andre Ayew remembers Modeste M'Bami, who died at the age of 40
Modeste MBAMI of Cameroun during confederations cup semi final match between Cameroun and Colombia on 26th June 2003 in Lyon, France.( Photo by Eric Renard / Onze / Icon Sport via Getty Images )

Andre Ayew pays homage to former Cameroon player Modeste M'Bami, who died in Le Havre at the age of 40.

Modeste M'Bami rose to prominence in Ligue 1 in the early 2000s before returning to France to finish his career; he also played in Spain and Colombia. He definitely established himself as one of the top defensive midfielders in the competition when playing with PSG from 2003 to 2006, where he won two Coupe de France (2004 and 2006).

There is one accomplishment that marked him as a hero more than others, and that is the gold medal he earned with Cameroon at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney: the Indomitable Lions won on penalties 5-3 over Spain in the final, but it is in the encounter against Brazil that Mbami leaves his mark.

Andre Ayew took to his official Instagram page to share a video of himself replacing M'Bami during a league match in France.

He captioned the video: "R I P my big brother. Thank you for everything. You helped me so much in my early days, I remember every word and I will never forget them. A great man has left us. Your smile, your joy was something special and you will never be forgotten,"

Modeste Mbami made 37 appearances for Cameroon from 2000 to 2009 and scored three goals.


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