Cameroon name squad for Tanzania friendly
The Cameroon Football Federation (FECAFOOT) has published a list of 21 Indomitable Lions to face Tanzania in an international friendly on February 06 in Dar Es Salam.
Cameroon’s head coach Jean Paul Akono had submitted the list to the FECAFOOT shortly before flying for South Africa where he is currently spying on Togo and the DR Congo, two of Cameroon’s opponents in the 2014 World Cup qualifiers.
The big news is the return of Tottenham Hotspurs left back Benoit Assou Ekotto after a self imposed-ban from the team.
Bordeaux midfielder Landry Nguemo returns to the fold for the first time since Jean Paul Akono took over but there is still no place for Stephane Mbia despite being one of the stand out players for Premier League struggles Queens Park Rangers.
Aurelien Chedjou continues to pay the price for his twitter rant last October as he has once more been overlooked.
Equally absent on Akono’s list are Idriss Carlos Kameni and and his understudy Guy Roland Ndy Assembé who featured in the squad that failed to qualified Cameroon for the African Nations Cup against Cape Verde October 14 in Yaounde.
Three home based players Wome Nlend Pierre (Canon), Eloundou Charles (Coton Sport) and Aminou Bouba (Coton Sport) have been selected by Akono who has already been criticized over some of his choices.
FECAFOOT has also received the flack for booking the friendly against Tanzania which is currently ranged 124 on the FIFA standings.
FECAFOOT had nevertheless failed to court over more in form teams like Senegal, Denmark, Congo and Kenya.
List of players
Itandje Charles (Atromitos, Greece), Mayébi Joslain (Wrexham, Wales)
Nyom Allan Roméo (Grenade, Spain ), Angbwa Ossoemeyang Benoît (FC Rostov, Russia), Assou Ekotto Benoît (Tottenham, Englan), Bédimo Henri (Montpellier, France), Nkoulou Ndoubena Nicolas (Marseille, France), Kana-Biyik Jean Armel (Rennes, France), Wome Nlend Pierre (Canon, Cameroon),
Aminou Bouba (Coton Sport, Cameroon), Matip Joël (Schalke 04, Germany), Song Alexandre (FC Barcelone, Spain), Nguémo Landry (Bordeaux, France), Tchami Hervé (Honved Fc, Hongary), Makoun Jean II (Rennes, France), Eloundou Charles (Coton Sport, Cameroon)
Olinga Essono Fabrice (Malaga, Spain), Emana Achille (Al-Wasl, United Arab Emirates), Eto’o Fils Samuel (Anzhi Makachkala, Russia), Aboubakar Vincent (Valenciennes, France), Yontcha Jean Paul (Sc Olhanense, Portugal)