By Etienne Mainimo Mengnjo,
Cameroon International striker, Christian Bassogog’s who plays for Henan Jianye in the China Super League has been called up by Clarence Seedorf after being snubbed this month.
His inclusion in Cameroon’s squad to face Malawi in October during the qualifiers of the Total 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, has been seen in reaction to the immediate resignation of the immediate captain Benjamin Moukandjo from international football last weekend.
According to the list published last Monday September 24, Kana-Biyic and Clinton Njié are back in the group as well as Pierre Ramses Akono, Eding Sport’s player of Lekié in the Cameroon professional Football League, who has been inactive for more than two months. However, Olympique Marseille striker Clinkton Njie who was cleared from a disciplinary hearing by the Cameroon Football Federation is doubtful for the double confrontation after limping off last Sunday against Lyon with a groin injury.
Among the 5 changes made from his previous list against the Comoros Island on September 11 is Dimitri Oberlin, who has been called up for the first time after the young striker previously represented Switzerland at youth Level and playing for FC Basel.
Fans in Yaounde accepted the list but admitted that Cameroon seems to be in trouble given that no African nation has as much difficulty in getting all of their best players on the pitch at the same time as Cameroon. According to them who spoke to The Post, since the 2014 World Cup, an extensive list of the nation’s top stars have all temporarily or permanently retired from the Indomitable Lions duty with one or two complains.
From Samuel Eto’o to Alex Song, Joel Matip, Nicolas Nkoulou and now Benjamin Moukandjo, the story has been abnormal with very little things to write home about coupled with inactivity from the international set-up. It should be recalled that the 29-year-old Benjamin Moukandjo’s decision was taken in response to new coach Clarence Seedorf who declared that “good young players don’t compete in China”.
Although Cameroon is guaranteed a spot as hosts of the tournament, Malawi considers it an important fixture counting for the third day of play of the 2019 AFCON Qualifiers.
Full List of Players
1. Ondoa Fabrice, Ostende (Belgium)
2. Onana Andre, Ajax (Netehrlands)
3. Kameni Carlos, Fenerbahçe (Turkey)
4. Fai Colins, Standard De Liège (Belgium)
5. Eboa Eboa Félix, Fc Guingamp (France)
6. Ngadeu Ngadjui, Slavia Prague (Tcheque)
7. Oyongo Bitolo Ambroise, Montpellier (France)
8. Yaya Banana, Panionios (Greece)
9. Onguene Jérôme, Red Bull Salzbourg
10. Bong Gaétan, Brigthon (England)
11. Jean Armel Kana Biyik, Kayserispor (Turkey)
12. Zambo Anguissa, Fulham (England)
13. Mandjeck Georges, Maccabi Haifa (Israël)
14. Pierre Ramses Akono, Eding Sport Fc (Cameroon)
15. Kunde Malong Pierre, Mayence (Germany)
16. Dimitri Oberlin, Fc Basel(Switzerland)
17. Christian Basoggog, Hernan Jianye (China)
18. Aboubakar Vincent, FC Porto (Portugal)
19. Bahoken Stéphane, Angers Sco (France)
20. Choupo Moting Eric-Maxim, PSG (France)
21. Toko Ekambi, Villareal CF (Spain)
22. Ntep Paul Georges, Wolfsburg (Germany)
23. Clinton Njie Mua, Marseille (France)