Cameroon name squad for Afcon qualifiers against Mozambique
March. 02, 2020
Cameroon head coach, Antonio Conceiçao da Silva Oliveira has named a 33-man preliminary squad to face Mozambique in a two-leg 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier this month. Former captain Nicolas Nkoulou is back in the squad. The defender, who was very instrumental in the Indomitable Lions’ triumph at the 2017 Afcon in Gabon, took a break from international football shortly after lifting the trophy.
The return of the 29-year-old Torino FC centre back to the national team three years after the self-imposed break follows several negotiations including a recent meeting with Cameroon’s Minister of Sports and Physical Education, Prof Narcisse Mouelle Kombi in Yaounde.
Other players making a return include two defenders; Allan Nyom who plies his trade with Spanish club Getafe CF and Jean Charles Castelletto from French Ligue 1 side Stade Brestois 29. The Portuguese tactician has also included two home-based players; goalkeeper Epane Lytizi of top tier side Stade Renard of Melong and attacker, Aboubakari Sidikki of Union of Douala.
Meanwhile foreign based midfielders; Onana Jean of Lille in France, Samuel Oum Gouet of SC Rheindorf Altach and Yan Brice Eteki of Spanish club Granada CF got their maiden call ups for the senior national team. The newcomers have expressed excitement for their call-up and determination to give their best to become regulars.
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