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Remembering ex-Cameroon soccer star, Benjamin Roger Massing

Cameroon Word Cup 1990 with Massing first from left in backroll

Benjamin Roger Massing was a great soccer star for the African nation of Cameroon.  Born 20 June 1962, Massing played as a central defender.

On July 1, 2017, Massing signed for Diamant, a Cameroonian football club based in Yaoundé, and finished the 1986/1987 football season with the team.

In the 1987/1988 season, Massing signed for French club US Créteil from where he was picked up for Cameroon’s squad for the 1990 FIFA World Cup,  where he was sent off in the opening game for a foul on Argentina’s Claudia Caniggia, in a 1–0 shock win.

Massing also appeared in the quarter-final loss to England (2–3) where he was booked, conceding a penalty for committing a foul on Gara Lineker.

Massing earned 21 international caps and also took part in three Africa Cup of Nations, including the  1999 edition while playing for Olympic Mvolyé between 1992/1993.

On December 9, 2017, Massing died in Edea, Cameroon at the age of 55.

His half-brother, Georges Mouyémé, is also a retired footballer who played for French clubs Troyes and Angers and represented Cameroon at the 1994 FIFA World Cup, and the 1996 African Cup of Nations.

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