Under 23 Indomitable Lions coach Rigobert Song Bahanag has released a list of 23 players ahead of Cameroon’s game against Tunisia on the September 5, 2019 for the U-23 AFCON qualifiers.
Rigobert Song summoned 21 players from 14 home based clubs and two from two North African clubs.
Highly rated Panthere of Banganté forward Boum Soumlaga has been rewarded for his hard work and keen eye for goals with a maiden call up into the Olympic Lions’ teams.The 20 year old striker who has scored 19 goals in all competitions in the last two seasons in Cameroon.
Cotonsport of Garoua, Tonnerre of Yaoundé and Canon Sportif of Yaoundé all produced three players each and are the most represented in the team.
Union of Douala, Astres of Douala, Avion du Nkam, Yong Sports Academy of Bamenda and New Stars of Douala all failed to produce any player who caught the eyes of Cameroon’s 43 year old former Indomitable Lions captain Rigobert Song.
Cotonsport’s Simon Omossola Lotin leads the trio of goalkeepers with UMS of Loum’s shot stopper Dande Junior being the only player from the reigning Cameroon champions in the list.
Raja of Casablanca’s left back Fabrice Ngah is one of two players from abroad in the team. He joins the likes of Peleg Thomas from Dragon of Yaoundé, Djoufack Junior from Eding Sports of Lekié and Yemog Michel from Stade Renard of Melong who have all received a just reward with this call up for their wonderful seasons for their respective clubs.
Club Africain de Tunis midfielder Ibrahim Mouchili is amongst the midfielders, alongside PWD of Bamenda’s hard working midfielder and great passer of the ball Enjoanei Louis Mbah and the highly gifted Bamboutous of Mbouda playmaker Rene Ndih.
Boum Soumlaga had a very potent season with Panthers of Bangante. He will be the main striker of the team without any doubt, while Cotonsport’s Innocent Assana will try to rediscover his form and push for a starting place in the team. Feutcheu FC’s Salmadini El Faouza showed glimpses of what he can do though he did not really show consistency all through the season. He has been considered as another source for goals, just like Gueye Arana of Cotonsport, Essama Bengono of Panthere and Eloundou Guy Herve of Stade Renard of Melong.
The U-23 AFCON will group eight teams in Egypt from November 8 to November 22, 2019.
This is the full list of players invited to camp: