Kerala Blasters’ Raphael Messi Bouli: There are a lot of Messis in Cameroon
After China and Iran, Cameroonian striker Raphael Messi Bouli steps into Indian football with Kerala Blasters…
“For other people, when they hear ‘Messi’, it is about the best player in the world. For me, it is my family name. In Cameroon, many people have this name, you will see many Messis there. For me it is normal. For others, it is not normal. They always expect more, hearing the name ‘Messi’,” Bouli.
When the Indian Super League (ISL) club announced his arrival, there was a hype created due to his middle name. But keeping that aside, Bouli is a talented goalscorer and has found success not just in his native country but also in China and Iran.