Volleyball: Stéphanie Fotso ends her international career in Cameroon

It was the player herself who announced the news on her official Facebook page. A message conveyed by his club Volley-club Harnesien (D1, France). Three-time African champion Stéphanie Fotso stops with a lioness in volleyball.

Yesterday (Tuesday), Stéphanie Fotso surprised all volleyball lovers. The 34-year-old blocker, who plays at volleyball club Harnesien in France’s D1, has decided to drop the option for Cameroon.

”I’ve been thinking about the rest of my career, especially about the national team. After thinking for a long time, I decided not to take the risk any more,” Stéphanie Fotso Mogoung explained in a message posted on the social network this morning.

“As you can imagine, this was one of the hardest and most important decisions I’ve ever made in my life because defending the colors of our country is an honor for me. I’ve always done it with love, passion and dedication This thing, because it’s probably the most important step for a top-level athlete,” she continued before discussing her reasons for leaving.

“So I need to make time for my projects. I also need to spend more time with people I love, whom I rarely see due to a series of international matches since 2014. My departure will also be To make room for a new generation who need playing time to gain a high level of experience in the various international competitions that our country will play in a few months.” In her next speech, the three-time African champion Also regrets the perpetual question of the status of the top athlete. “With the status of our country’s struggling athletes and high-level coaches absent, we have had to take time out to better prepare for our retraining after various sporting careers.”

Stéphanie Fotso is the Rio 2016 Olympic record-blocking record (8 caps, tied) and Cameroon’s third consecutive African title (2017, 2019, 2021). Not to mention the silver medal at the 2019 African Games, she is a great champion who is 8 months away from the World Championships.

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