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AFCON 2019: Cameroon aim to remain on the throne

AFCON 2019: Cameroon aim to remain on the throne

Defending Champions Cameroon will be in the limelight as they seek to retain their crown in Egypt at the 2019 edition of Total Africa Cup of Nations.

The Indomitable Lions are the second most successful team in Afcon history with 5 titles, 1984, 1988, 2000, 2002 and 2017.

Their Afcon triumph in 2017 edition in Gabon was achieved after they defeated Egypt 2-1 in the final, a late Vincent Aboubakar goal in the 88th minute giving Cameroon the victory.

Coach Clarence Seedorf has injected some new blood and with the likes of Andre Onana playing at his very first Afcon Campaign the young Ajax keeper brings a lot quality to this Cameroon side.

However, there is no room for the 2017 Afcon hero Vicent Aboubakar who has been cut from the squad due to his lack of fitness.

Seedorf’s plan seems to boarder on physical fitness and having beaten Zambia 2-1 in a friendly on Sunday in Madrid, he is now looking to retain the Afcon trophy. Can he help this Cameroon side replicate the class of 2000 and 2002?

The Indomitable Lions are in Group F of the 2019 Nations Cup and first play Guinea Bissau on 25 June in Ismailia before facing Ghana four days later and end on 2 July against Benin.

Full Squad:

Goalkeepers: Andre Onana (Ajax Amsterdam, Netherlands),Fabrice Ondoa (Oostende, Belgium),Carlos Kameni (Fenerbahce, Turkey)

Defenders: Collins Fai (Standard Liege, Belgium), Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui (Slavia Prague, Czech Republic), Ambroise Oyongo Bitolo (Montpellier, France), Yaya Banana (Panionios, Greece), Gaetan Bong (Brighton, England), Jean Armel Kana-Biyik (Kayserispor, Turkey), Dawa Tchakonte (Mariupol, Ukraine)

Midfielders: Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa (Fulham, England), Georges Mandjeck (Maccabi Haifa, Israel), Pierre Kunde Malong (Mainz, Germany), Arnaud Djoum (Hearts, Scotland), Wilfrid Kaptoum (Betis Sevilla, Spain)

Forwards: Stephane Bahoken (Angers, France), Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting (PSG, France), Karl Toko Ekambi (Villareal, Spain), Jacques Zoua (Astra, Romania), Clinton Njie (Marseille, France), Christian Bassogog (Henan, China), Joel Tagueu (Maritimo, Portugal), Olivier Boumal (Panionos, Greece)

An African football Journalist based in the town of Kabwe, Zambia.

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