Cameroon coach drops 10 players for Netherlands camp

The head coach of Cameroon António Conceição Da Silva Oliveira has droped 10 players from his initial list of 32 for their Netherlands-based national team training camp.

The new list of 24 players excludes Indomitable Lions captain Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Njie Clinton, Nicolas Nkoulou, Vincent Aboubakar, Jean Charles Castelleto, Yvan Neyou, Franck Bambock and five other.

Meanwhile, two new players Fabrice Olinga and Serge Leuko have been added to the squad.

The Portuguese tactician told BBC Africa Sport that he is looking to improve his squad by searching for a new breath of talents in the country as well as young Cameroonians playing abroad to improve on the quality and output of his squad.

“I’m in regular dialogue with Fecafoot (the Cameroon Football Federation) to extend our work to the youth national teams, to make the best of our experience to for those teams. Finding and developing new talent and bringing them to the national team is something that will make Cameroonians proud.”

Conceição’s new list of 24 players is made up of three goalkeepers, eight defenders, six midfielders and seven forwards.

Fecafoot confirmed the national team will face Japan in an international friendly game on October 9, during the FIFA break listed to run from 5 to 13 October and are likely to have a second game against Algeria in the Netherlands within the same period.

Cameroon 24-man squad in full:

Goalkeepers:

Andre Onana(AFC Ajax)
Ondoa Fabrice (KV Oostende)
Blondy Noukeu ( Stoke city)

Defenders:

Fai Collins ( Standard Liege)
Onguene Jerome ( RB Salzburg)
Ngadeu Michael (Genk)
Moukoudi Harold (Middlesbrough FC)
Dawa Joyskim (Mariupol)
Ngouyamsa Ahmad (Dijon)
Oyongo Ambroise (Montpellier)
Serge Leuko (Waasland-Beveren)

Midfielders:

Pierre Kunde Malong (Mainz)
Zambo Anguissa (Fulham)
Neyou Yvan (Saint Etienne)
Onana Jean (Royal Mouscron)
Eteki Brice Yan (Granada)
Ndenge Williams (Lucerne)
Oum Gouet (Altach)

Forwards:

Karl Toko Ekambi (Lyon)
Ganago Ignatius (RC Lens)
Jean Pierre Nsame (Young Boys)
Moumi Ngamaleu (Young Boys)
Frank Evina ( Hannover FC)
Tabekou Serge (Mouscron)
Fabrice Olinga (Royal Mouscron)