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Cameroon's skipper Stephane Mbia dropped from squad

Cameroon's skipper Stephane Mbia dropped from squad

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The coach of the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon, Hugo Bross, on Tuesday released a list of 24 players selected for the friendly between France and the AFCON qualifier against Mauritania. The major talking point being the eclusion of capyain Stéphane Mbia Etoudi.

In less than two weeks the friendly against France will be played in Nantes, and the Belgian tactician unveiled his list for the friendly that could be the preparatory game ahead of the 5th day of qualifying for the CAN 2017 fixture against Mauritania on June 3 in Nouakchott.

Without elaborating, Hugo Bross why Mbia was dropped from the squad, Cameroon Football Federation (FECAFOOT) website said, “He is suspended for the match against France and his club (Hebei China) insists he plays on May 29, he is therefore only be available after.’‘

By putting too many new players, I could create an imbalance in my group. In view of the importance of the two games, I have to be careful

However, Cameroonian media are already talking about a ‘divorce’ leading to Mbia’s exclusion from the first team. Their allegations are based on the misunderstanding with the coach after the Lions match against South Africa on 26 March during an Day 3 of the CAN 2017 qualifier.

Aside Mbia’s omission, Bross’s list has no real revolutions. “By putting too many new players, I could create an imbalance in my group. In view of the importance of the two games, I have to be careful,” he is quoted to have said.

The full list of the Indomitable Lions Squad:

Goalkeepers: Andre Ako (Ajax Amsterdam, Netherlands), Guy N’dy Assembé (Nancy, France) Fabrice Ondoa (Tarragona, Spain)

Defenders: Allan Nyom (Watford, England), Nicolas Nkoulou (Marseille, France), Aurélien Chedjou (Galatasaray, Turkey), Henri Bedimo (Lyon, France), Bitolo Ambroise Oyongo (Impact Montreal, Canada), Adolphe Teikeu (Sochaux , France), Jonathan Joseph Ngwem (Unisport), Mohamed Camara Djetei (US Douala), Aaron Mbimbe (Cotonsport)

Midfielders: Franck Kom (ES Sahel, Tunisia), Sébastien Siani (Ostend, Belgium), Eyong Enoh (Standard Liege), Georges Mandjeck (Metz)

Forwards: Vincent Aboubakar (FC Porto, Portugal), Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting (Schalke 04, Germany), Benjamin Moukandjo (Lorient, France), Jacques Zoua (Gazélec Ajaccio, France), Edgar Salli (St. Gallen, Switzerland), Anatole Abang (New York Red Bulls, USA), Karl Toko Ekambi (Sochaux, France), Clinton Njie (Tottenham, England)

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