FilGoal | News | News in the Joule – Cameroonian Joel Tajo is a candidate to join Zamalek… and his club’s position

Cameroonian Joel Tajo, Maritimo player, entered the list of candidates to support the striker’s position in the ranks of Zamalek.

and learned That Zamalek monitored the player and put him in the shortlist to support the team’s attack.

For his part, Maritimo clings to his Cameroonian player, especially since the restriction period has been closed in Europe, which will not allow them to replace him.

A source close to Tajo told FilGoal.comWe know Zamalek’s interest in the inclusion of Tajo, but Maritimo has refused to give up his Cameroonian striker until the moment.

Mortada Mansour, president of Zamalek, had stated that his club was in the process of contracting a “Super” striker.


Dideric Joel Tajo (28 years old) was born in Nkongsamba, Cameroon, but started his professional career in Brazil.

In 2009, Tajo joined the youth sector of the Brazilian club Irati and later moved between many Brazilian clubs such as Cortiba, Cruzeiro, Santos, Botafogo, and Avai.

The Tajo made its way to Europe from the Maritimo Gate in 2018.

Tago played with Maritimo 132 games in total, during which he scored 42 goals and assisted 8 goals.

Tago has 5 international matches with Cameroon, the last of which was in 2019, and scored one goal.

Tagou was included in Cameroon’s squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, but he did not participate for any minute.

Tagou was excluded from the Cameroon national team camp at the time without the ability to replace him, due to the discovery of a problem in the player’s coronary artery.

Tago was absent 5 months later, before returning to participate with Cruzeiro and declared: “It was difficult moments for me, I waited many months for a final decision on my position.”

He added on the BBC: “I consulted several cardiac experts in Brazil to get several opinions, and I am happy that everything went well.”

He stressed, “Returning to football is a victory, it is a dream come true.”

He explained: “I was shocked when I was excluded from the list of Cameroon in the African Nations, but I was not nervous because the doctors told me that it was a curable problem.”

The statement of the Cameroonian federation at the time indicated that the player’s medical report proved the existence of a defect in the coronary artery in the heart of the striker, which leads to a danger to his life by being exposed to a sudden death as a result of excessive effort.

“Bad news from the team’s delegation, with the decision to exclude Joel Tagui from the list of 23 players in the African Nations Egypt 2019,” the Cameroon Federation said in its statement.

“The player will not be able to participate in the tournament after medical reports,” the statement added.

The Cameroonian federation explained, “William Ngacho, the team doctor, suspected a defect in the player’s coronary artery during the Qatar camp, which was confirmed in Egypt, with a danger to his life by a sudden death.”

The statement continued, “The news of Tajo’s exclusion was received with great sadness in the Cameroon camp from the technical staff and players, and they did not control their tears.”

“An appeal has been submitted to the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in order to accept the player’s replacement,” the statement concluded.

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