By Tantan Patience Fenibee
New Indomitable Lions’ forward Byran Mbeumo has explained his reason for chosing to play for the Cameroon National team.
The Brentford FC winger provided a number of interesting details about his decision in an interview with his club’s media team, stating he has always wanted to be part of the indomitable Lions.
“My dad is Cameroonian, and I remember when I was very young, I used to watch the African Cup of Nations [AFCON] with him. I said I wanted to play with them one day. When I grew up, I got called up to France and I was very happy. I feel very French but the Cameroon team was on me as well, I’ve been there twice now and I feel very good there. My family enjoy being there, too.”
He further states it is a a proud moment for him to be part of France and Cameroon
“To be between these two nations, it means a lot to me. It’s a very proud moment for my family. It’s my dream to play at the World Cup, that would be very good, but if I won a trophy like the AFCON, I would be very happy” he said talking on Brentford FC.
This statement comes a day after he switched his international allegiance from France to Cameroon ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar come November.
“Can’t wait to start this new adventure” Bryan said in a tweet
The 23 year old born in France has played for his birth country in the under 20 and under 21 levels. He is eligible to play for Cameroon through his father.
The Premier league, Brentford FC forward has made 10 appearances for France at the youth level, played 29 out of 32 games during the premier league with 4 goals and 7 assists.
Mbeumo has played with Bourgoin-Jallieu, CO Avallonais, Troyes, Brentford, France U17, France U20 and
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