Paul Stephane Keller (19 years old) became this Sunday, in Cádiz, the last player to wear the shirt of the Alaves in First Division. The young Cameroonian center-back jumped onto the pitch at the 74 minutes match replacing Tomás Pina and made the dream of premiering among the ‘big‘of our football that he caressed since his landing at the babazorro club in 2018, when it was still youth.
Keller, noted for its height (1.90 meters), entered the call favored by the losses of Rodrigo Ely (injured) and of Victor Laguardia (sanctioned), who could not even be in the Ramón de Carranza.
Born on August 20, 2001 in the town of Grand Batanga, in Cameroon, arrived in Alavés from Fortuna Yaoundé. And in the Alava subsidiary he has already shown he has the wood to consolidate himself one day in the first team. Hence the prolongation of its contract, which signed on December 20 and that links him to Alavés until June 2024.
For now, his christening In Cádiz it was not as happy as I would have dreamed (3-1 for Álvaro Cervera’s) but it was a first step towards his consolidation in our football.