Cameroon announce 32-man squad for Netherlands camp

Cameroon head coach Antonio Conceicao Da Silva Oliveira has pre-selected 32 players for a nine-day training camp in the Netherlands next month – Yaounde.

The camp listed to run from 5 to 13 October is dominated by European-based players which he confirmed to the media on Monday morning.

The Cameroon Football Federation (Fecafoot) confirmed the national team will face Japan in an international friendly game on October 9, during the FIFA break as well as reigning African champions Algeria as the Central African nation gear up for a double 2022 AFCON qualifying confrontation against Mozambique in Yaoundé and Malabo in November.

It will be the first time in almost a year that Cameroon will be returning on the pitch. Their last outing was against Rwanda in November 2019.

The majority of the players called up featured at the 2019 African Cup of Nations in Egypt were Cameroon crashed out in the round of 16 to arch-rivals Nigeria.

Amongst them is captain Eric Maxime Choupo-Moting, AFC Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana, Fai Collins, Andre Zambo Anguissa, Ambroise Oyongo Bitolo, Kunde Malong and Karl Toko Ekambi.

The 58-year old gaffer has also brought in Young Boys duo Jean-Pierre Nsame and Nicolas Ngamaleu who helped the Switzerland based outfit retain their title last season.

Meanwhile, Njie Clinton has been recalled for the first time since scoring for the Lions in last year’s Nations Cup.

No player from the country’s domestic football championship has been included.

Notable absentees in the squad include 2017 Afcon winner Christian Bassogog, Stephen Bahohen, John Mary, Fabrice Olinga and Arnold Djoum.

Antonio Conceicao was appointed on 20 September by the Ministry of Sport and Physical Education. He replaced Clarence Seedorf who was axed after he failed to impressed at the Nations Cup last year.

Conceicao has taken charge of two games with the Lions. He recorded his first win against Rwanda and a draw
with Cape Verde Island in Yaounde.

The Indomitable Lions are aiming to clinch her sixth continental Afcon title when they stage the 24-team biennial continental tournament in 2022.

They are currently the second most successful nation in Africa with five crowns-only two behind Egypt.

Cameroon 32-man squad in full:

Goalkeepers: Andre Onana (Ajax Amsterdam – Holland), Fabrice Ondoa (KV Oostende – Belgium), Blondy Noukeu (Stoke City – England), Boris Essele (Bourg Perronas – France)

Defenders: Fai Collins (Standard Liege – Belgium), Onguene Jerome(RB Salzberg – Austria), Ngadeu Michael(Gantoise – Belgium), Nkoulou Nicolas (Torino – Italy), Moukoudi Harold (Middlesbrough- England), Dawa Joyskim(Mariupol – Ukraine)
Castalleto J C(Nantes – France), Ngouyamsa Ahmed(Dijon – France), Fuchs Jeando(Alaves-Spain), Oyongo Ambroise(Montpellier – France).

Midfielders: Kunde Malong (Mainz – Germany), Bambock Franck(Maritimo – Portugal), Andre Zambo Anguissa(Fulham – England), Neyou Yvan (St-Etienne – France), Onana Jean (LOSC Lille – France), Eteki Brice Yan (Granada -Spain), Ndenge Willia (Lucerne – Switzerland), Oum Gouet Samuel (Altach – Australia)

Forwards:

Toko Ekambi (Lyon – France), Ignatius Ganago (RC Lens – France), Choupo-Moting Eric (PSG – France), Aboubakar Vincent (FC Porto – Portugal) Nsame Jean-Pierre (Young Boys – Switzerland), Ngamaleu Moumi (Young Boys – Switzerland), Franck Evina (Hannover – Germany), Tabekou Serge (Mouscron – Belgium), Clinton Njie(Dynamo Moscow – Russia), Ayuk Eric (Osmanlispor – Turkey).