By Angu Lesley
Football Writer, kick442.com Cameroon
The head coach of the Under 17 Lions of Cameroon has named his final squad of 21 players for the 2019 Under 17 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Going by the performance of the players in the team’s training sessions since they arrived Brazil, the coach has been constraint to pick only players based in Cameroon.
This is in line with the 2014 degree passed by President Paul Biya of Cameroon preventing the use of players from out of Cameroon in the Under 15 and 17 national teams of Cameroon.
The six abroad based Cameroon players who were drafted into the Cameroon squad and turn up in camp last week will not be a part of the World Cup squad and will return to their clubs in the days ahead.
The full list includes the following names:
1)Ekoi Manfred Mekumba-Best Stars Academy
2)Tiwa Yvan Lafont-Fondation Tafi
3)Beubap Mbiadjeu Jacques Bruno-EFBC
4)Nang Toni WILFRED-AS Ngueng
5)Bere Laoumbo François Benjamin-Oyili FC
6)Ndzie Mezama Fabrice-Fondation Tafi
7)Ze Essono Severn Junior-Academy Ahala
8)Ngatchou Kamtchouang Ricky STEPHANE-AS Fortuna
9)Aoudou Moussa-Real Academy de New Bell
10)Ngolna PATRICE-AS Milet
11)Ben Hamed Ndongo Nassourou-Dauphine FC of Douala
12)Daouda Amadou-Oyili FC
13)Mvoue Steve Regis-Azur Star
14)Medou Bella Marc Franck-APEJES Mfou
15)Dibongue Kingue Gael Jordan -AS Milet
16)Onana Etoga Cyril Loic-Academy Hala
17)Yannick Noah-Sahel FC
19)Wamba Djuffo Leonel -AS Menoua
20)Nongoh Samuel Bakia-Dauphine of Douala
21)Eba Tchecegna Arnold Adrien.
Coach Thomas Libih’s World Cup squad is without five of the players who went home with a winners medal after the 2019 AFCON in Tanzania.
Jean Baptiste Djembe Nestor has been ruled out because of an ankle injury, Alioum Moubarak pays the prize for the dip in his form from after the UNIFFAC tournament in Guinea while Arc Mintongo,Camal Ryan and Aliou Hendji all stay home after they were declared ineligible for the AFCON.
Cameroon returns the Under 17 FIFA World Cup stage for the first time in 16 years and will face Tajikistan, Spain and Argentina in the group stages of the tournament scheduled to run between October 26 to November 17 2019.
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