Meet 9-year-old Photographer Covering AFCON Games

9-Year-old Cameroonian Photographer Fleur Randa at the Indomitable Lions training on June 3 2022
9-Year-old Cameroonian Photographer Fleur Randa at the Indomitable Lions training on June 3 2022

Fleur Randa could be the youngest sports photographer in Africa and probably in the world.

The nine-year-old attracted public attention on Friday, June 2 after photos of her covering the Cameroon national team training went viral.

Randa draws her inspiration from her father Kendji Nick Lionel who is also a professional photographer. The young girl was in the company of her father while covering the Indomitable Lions training session.

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Randa became passionate about photography after closely watching and following her father at numerous sports events and learning from him before perfecting the art.

A photo of her sharing her work with the Cameroon players, led by Inter Milan-bound goalkeeper Andre Onana, excited fans online as the Indomitable Lions stars seemed intrigued and surprised by her work.

Internet users believe that young photographer could go on to cover football matches outside of Cameroon and could be headed to Tanzania as her country's team face the Burundian Swallows.

The indomitable Lions were scheduled to play with Harambee Stars on Saturday in a 23 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier but found themselves free.

Kenya is currently banned by FIFA from international tournaments after it was suspended indefinitely over government interference. 

The Cameroonian national team has been free in the past two weeks and will have been involved in rigorous training ahead of their match with Burundi in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on June 8.

Randa hopes to be in Tanzania among the traveling delegation to take countless snaps of the match.

The Indomitable Lions have not played since March when they met the Nigerian Super Eagles in a bid to secure a place at the FIFA World Cup to be held in Qatar.

The Cameroonian boys seek to thrash Burundi to better their chances of playing in the international tournament. 

The legendary Samuel Etoo holds the club's top scorer record with 56 goals.