By Anye Nde Nsoh
Sports Writer kick442.com-Cameroon
25-year-old Banga Bidjeme II Salomon has been named captain for the Intermediate National football team of Cameroon for the African Nations Championship CHAN 2020.
Coach Martin Ndtoungou Mpile presented the team leader during a pre-tournament briefing with authorities of the African Football Confederation CAF this Thursday January 14, 2020
The 25-year-old former Colombe of Dja and Lobo defender is one of two players coming to the CHAN for the second time for team Cameroon alongside Serge Andoulo.
“I am happy the Coach found me worthy of this responsibility. It is a great privillege and a huge challenge at the same time. I will do all within my power not to disappoint him and the people of Cameroon.” Banga said.
He has captained the Intermediate Lions in over five evaluation matches as the team prepared for the tournament.
The active defensive pillar for Cotonsports of Garoua’s future begins his duty this Saturday when Cameroon takes on the warriors of Zimbabwe in the CHAN 2020 opener in Yaounde.
Bindjeme helped parent club Cotonsport of Garoua sail through to the last knockout stage of the CAF Confederation Cup an opportunity the club has missed out from in some years.
He scored against the Cranes of Uganda in the four nations Pre-CHAN tournament organised by Alim Football management though it was layer equalised.
Born on Jan 19, 1996, Banga plays as center-back for Cameroon top tier side Contonsport of Garoua.
This information comes to adjust what was previously reported about Zacques Zoua being the captain of the lions
This is Cameroon’s 4th participation in the CHAN as they look forward to go beyond the quarter finals level.
Group A teams include Cameroon to battle with Zimbabwe, Mali and Burkina Faso.
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