Cameroon’s national football team coach Clarence Seedorf has made three new call ups into the Lions’ den to prepare for the 2019 Afcon.

Brest defender Jean-Charles Castelleto, Reims defender Tristan Dingomé and U-17 AFCON golden boy Steve Mvoue from Azur of Yaoundé are the three new comers.

Castelleto helped Brest to win back promotion into the French top flight after a six years absence. They finished second in the French Ligue 2 behind Metz to gain automatic promotion and avoid the dreaded promotion playoffs.

Under Jean Marc Furlan, Castelleto made 30 league appearances in central defense, scoring two goals and providing an assist. His initial omission from the list with the likes of Joyskim Dawa and Jeando Fuchs preferred raised so many questions. The 24 years old former Auxerre and Clubbe Brugge defender had previously won one cap for Cameroon.

28 years old versatile Tristan Dingomé will be discovering international football. A native of Ulis just like Thierry Henry and Anthony Martial, Dingomé has a Cameroonian father.

The former AS Monaco, Royal Excel Mouscron and Troyes player can either play as left back or left winger as well as a central midfielder.

He has made 18 appearances for Reims this season in the French Ligue 1 scoring one goal and providing three assists under coach David Guion and they currently occupy the 9th position on the log.

For U-17 golden boy Steve Mvoue it’s a big leap for him after a successful U-17 Afcon in Tanzania.

Mvoue was the standout player in the tournament and his good performances have been noticed by the staff of the senior national team.

He is the son of former Cameroon female national team captain Marie Regine Mvoue and brother to Stephane Zobo who also played the 2017 U-17 Afcon and currently on the books of Tolouse FC in the French top flight.

These three new call ups are a bit of a surprise given that we have not had any serious injury worries yet apart from the case of Jacques Zoua of Astra Giurgui.
It might be harsh to say the coaches are simply improvising rather than actually doing their homework on the Cameroon players out there who could be part of a strong team in Egypt, but it looks like that is exactly the case.

Muambo Edward.