Cameroon on Wednesday called up seven players from the squad that won the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations for the edition it hosts next month as it seeks to repeat that success.
Portuguese coach Tony Conceicao will have plenty of experience to use when he leads Cameroon against Burkina Faso in the opening match on January 9 in Yaounde, and then faces Ethiopia and Cape Verde in Group A.
Defenders Collins Faye, Michel Ngadou Ngadji, Ambroise Oyongo, winger Clinton Nji and strikers Vincent Aboubacar, Christian Bassogog and Karl Toko Ekambi tasted success with Cameroon when they beat Egypt in the 2017 final in Gabon to win their fifth continental title.
The seven players returned to the 28-man squad announced by Conceicao. Former Tottenham Hotspur player Njie joined the squad after missing six World Cup qualifiers held between September and November.
The 2017 squad included goalkeeper Andre Onana and Bayern Munich striker Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, but they withdrew before the tournament after preferring to stay with their clubs.
The two players are now available to participate in the 2021 finals, which were postponed to next month, and which are scheduled to take place, despite great concern about Cameroon’s preparations to host the tournament.
And joined the Cameroon squad for the first time, Enzo Ebussi, left back of Angers, who changed his affiliation after playing for the France youth team, as he is one of seven players in the squad born in France.
The lineup was as follows:
Goalkeepers: Jan Ivala (Akwa United, Nigeria), Davis Ibasi (Ufi Crete, Greece), Simon Omosola (Vita Club, Congolese), Andre Onana (Ajax Amsterdam, Netherlands).
Defenders: Jean-Charles Castelletto (Nantes, France), Enzo Ebussy (Angers, France), Collins Faye (Standard Liege, Belgium), Olivier Mbezzo (Philadelphia Union, USA), Michael Ngadou Ngadji (Gent, Belgium), Harold Mukodi (Saint Etienne, France), Jerome Ungeni (Salzburg, Austria) Ambroise Oyongo (Montpellier, France) Nohu Tolo (Seattle Sounders, USA).
Midfielders: Samuel Joye Ohm (Michelen, Belgium), Martin Hongla (Verona, Italy), Pierre Conde Malong (Olympiacos, Greece), James Lea Seleke (Middlesbrough, England), Jean Onana (Bordeaux, France), Yvan Nieuw (Saint Etienne, France), Andre Zambo Anguesa (Napoli, Italy). .
Forwards: Vincent Abubakar (Al-Nassr, Saudi Arabia), Stephane Bahouken (Angers, France), Christian Bassogog (Shanghai Shenhua, China), Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (Bayern Munich, Germany), Ignacios Ganago (Racing Lens, France), Nicolas Mommy Ngamalo (Young Boys, Switzerland), Clinton Nghi (Dinamo Moscow). Russia) Karl Toko Ekambi (Olympique Lyonnais, France).