By Angu Lesley
Football Writer,kick442.com Cameroon
Cameroon will be with a full squad of 21 players for their second group game in the ongoing Under 23 AFCON tournament in Egypt.
The Lions picked up a point against Ghana on Friday after sacrificing a 1-nil lead late in the encounter after Habib Mohammed neutralized Franck Evina’s free kick goal.
Four of the Cameroon players listed for the tournament weren’t release on time for Friday’s game.
Duplexe Tchamba of Strømsgodset IF, Guy Kilama of FC Niort,Nouhou Tolo of Seattle Sounders and Martin Hongla of Royal Antwerp all missed the Ghana clash.
Coach Rigobert Song was constraint to play holding midfielder and captain Samuel Oum Gwet as a central defender because of the absence of defensive pair Guy Kilama and Tchamba Duplex.
Left back Nohou Tolo and midfielder Martin Hongla also missed Friday’s game.
kick442.com understands Kilama and Tolo will join the Den in Cairo on Saturday while Tchamba and Hongla will complete the 21-man squad on Sunday.
At least three of the players who are expected in camp this weekend are supposed to be first team players in the team.
Cameroon is one seven teams in the competition who have had issues securing the release of their players for the two weeks tournament which also serves as the Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualifiers.
Cameroon midfielder Ayuk Eric Mbuh told the media before the Ghana game that it has been very difficult securing his release from his Turkish club giving the competition is not within the FIFA international brreak.
Rigobert Song’s boys are trailing by two points to group A leaders Egypt and face Mali in match-day Two.
Mali suffered a one nil defeat on Friday.
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