Samuel Ekeme

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Samuel Ekemé
Personal information
Full name Samuel Ekemé Ndiba
Date of birth (1966-07-12) July 12, 1966 (age 48)
Place of birth Kumba, Cameroon
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1986 Carmmak Bamenda
1986–1989 Santos Yaoundé
1989–1994 Canon Yaoundé
1994 Racing FC Bafoussam
1995 Hawaii Tsunami
1995 Monterrey La Raza (indoor) 6 (0)
1996 Kansas City Wiz 23 (0)
1997–2001 Kansas City Attack (indoor) 139 (32)
1997 Nashville Metros 13 (0)
2003–2004 Kansas City Comets (indoor) 4 (1)
National team
Cameroon 32 (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Samuel Ekemé Ndiba (born July 12, 1966 in Kumba) is a Cameroonian former football player who spent ten seasons in Cameroon, one in Major League Soccer, at least two in the USISL, one in the Continental Indoor Soccer League and five in the National Professional Soccer League / Major Indoor Soccer League. He was a member of the Cameroon national football team at the 1994 World Cup.

Professional career[edit]

In 1984, Ekemé signed with Carmmak Bamenda. He moved to Santos Yaoundé in 1986 in the Cameroon First Division and Canon Yaoundé in 1989. He achieved his greatest league success with Canon, winning the 1991 and 1992 league titles and the 1993 Cameroon Cup. In 1995, he moved to the United States and signed with the Hawaii Tsunami in the USISL. Hawaii won the Northwest Division championship and Ekeme was named the Northwest Division Defender of the Year.[1] On August 31, 1995, he signed a two year contract with the Monterrey La Raza of the Continental Indoor Soccer League.[2] The La Raza won the 1995 CISL championship. In February 1996, Ekemé was drafted by the Kansas City Wiz with the 146th overall pick (15th round) in the inaugural MLS Draft. He played twenty-three games with Kansas City during the 1996 season. On February 26, 1997, he signed with the Kansas City Attack in the National Professional Soccer League. He joined the team just before the playoffs and was a major part in the team's run to the championship title. Ekeme would play next four seasons for the Attack. In the summer of 1997, he played for the Nashville Metros in USISL.[3] He finished his career with four games with the Kansas City Comets during the 2003-2004 Major Indoor Soccer League season.[4]

National team[edit]

Ekeme was a member of the Cameroon national football team at the 1994 FIFA World Cup, but did not enter a game during the tournament.[5]

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