Indomitable Lions coach Volker Finke has officially published a list of 23 players to confront Portugal in a friendly on March 5th in Leiria. FC Barcelona strikers Jean Marie Dongou Tsafack and Franck Bagnack feature in the list while Achille Wébo of Fenerbhaçe (Turquie) and Stéphane Mbia Fc Séville (Espagne) were left out. 34-year-old Kaiserslautern forward Mohamadou Idrissou is celebrating his return to the squad, a decision by the coach which has been slammed enormous criticism by Cameroonians. Here below is the complete list of players;
Indomitable Lions head coach Volke Finke has unveiled a list of 28 players in preparation for the last World cup qualifiers against Libya in Yaounde. The squad is expected to converge in Paris from August 11th to August 14th.
GOAL KEEPERS :
Charles Itandje Sammy Ndjock Guy Roland Ndy Assembe
Alan Nyom Benoît Angbwa Dany Nounkeu Aurélien Chedjou Marvin Matip Nicolas Nkoulou
Jean-Armel Kana Biyick Henri Bédimo Benoît Assou Ekotto Gaetan Bong
Stéphane Mbia Eyong Enoh Jean II Makoun Joël Matip Raoul Lowe Landry Nguemo Alexandre Song Fabrice Olinga
Samuel Eto’o Pierre Achille Webo Aboubakar Oumarou Eric-Maxim Choupo Moting Jacques Zoua Benjamin Moukandjo Jean-Marie Dongou Tsafack
After navigating through the Elite One championship in Cameroon and the Swiss League, Cameroonian striker Jacques Zoua has signed a 3-year-deal with Bundesliga side Hamburg. Zoua scored 14 goals in 80 appearances during his four year spell in Switzerland, mostly as a squad player.
“I’m delighted to be here, at this great club, in this great city,” he told the club’s official website.
“HSV are a great club and the Bundesliga is a big thing for me, but Thorsten Fink was certainly one of the reasons why I chose to come here.
“HSV want to challenge for a place in Europe and that is what I want too. I can’t wait to fight for this goal with my team.”
It’s been 10 years after Cameroon lost a hero on the pitch. The Cameroonian midfielder Marc-Vivien Foe collapsed during the Confederations Cup semi-final against Colombia on June 26, 2003 and passed away shortly afterwards despite attempts to resuscitate the 28-year-old.
Manchester City and West Ham fans paid tribute to the hero by showing an image of Foe on the electronic boards in the Etihad after 23 minutes and fans of both clubs joined in a minute’s applause for the Blues’ former No 23. Foe also had spells with French sides Lens and Lyon.He died following a cardiac arrest. NexDim joins the rest of the Cameroonian community, his family, former teammates and friens pay tribute to the falling hero.
The stakes in Group I could change as Fifa is presently investigating whether Togo used an ineligible player in their 2-0 home win over Cameroon on June 9th. The Lions could stand to gain the 3 points should Togo be found culpable. The Togolese federation has not discussed the identity of their ineligible player – although Alaixys Romao also picked up two yellow cards in qualifying before playing in the Lome victory against Cameroon . Cameroon will therefore qualify if they draw the match against Libya in September.
Fifa rules on player ineligibility
Article 55 of the Fifa Disciplinary Code states:
If a player takes part in an of?cial match despite being ineligible, his team will be sanctioned by forfeiting the match and paying a minimum ?ne of CHF 6,000
English clubs have been tracking the service of Osasuna midfielder Raoul Loe. The Cameroonian soccer star made his first Indomitable Lions appearance on June 1st in Ukraine after aiding his club secure Liga survival. He signed for Osasuna after leaving AD Ceuta.
Cameroonian left-back Assou Ekotto has been ruled out of the World cup qualifier against DR Congo to take place on Sunday. Following reports, the Tottenham Hotspur player is still to continue rehabilitation after an injury he sustained during a league game. Last Sunday ,he joined the squad late in Togo.Assou Ekotto might run the risk of aggravating the injury if he features in Sunday’s game as they will ne playing on artificial turf.
The Indomitable Lions made a futile attempt to overcome Togo yesterday in a World Cup qualifier in Lome. The squad which played under Volke Finke’s management were slammed 2 goals to 0. The goals were scored by Amewou and Atakora.
17-year-old Cameroonian goalie from Eto’o Foundation Joseph Fabrice Ondoa Ebogo, mostly known as Fabrice Ondoa is FC Barcelona’s gold. The Cameroonian, born in Yaoundé on December 24, 1995 is the most promising goalkeeper currently in the academy. As rumours get rife that Victor Valdes won’t renew his contract which ends in 2012 with the club, Fabrice Ondoa could be a possible replacement.
Ondoa has been playing for Barca since 2009 and is currently playing in Jordi Vinyals’ Juvenil A. The club picked him up after he played a string of tournaments in Spain between 2006 and 2008, where he won two tournaments in a row after losing two consecutive finals against a FC Barcelona team that included the likes of Deulofeu and Rafinha. The goalkeeper appeared to be a great talent, resulting in Barça picking him up a year later.