By Angu Lesley
Football Writer, kick442.com Cameroon
18-year old versatile defender Enzo Tchato Mbiayi has expressed satisfaction about his return to the Lions den.
The former Under-17 of Lions of Cameroon defender has been named in the additional squad of players from abroad expected to join the Cameroon team in camp for the upcoming African cup of nations penciled for next month in Mauritania.
Speaking exclusively to the kick442.com team minutes after the invitation from coach Christophe Ousmanou was made public, Enzo couldn’t hide the feelings of satisfaction.
“It feels good to be back,” Enzo told this online portal.
The dead ball specialist with ability to operate as a full-back, center-half and a holding midfielder could turned out to be real value for the UNIFFAC champions given his knowledge of the game though being a teenager.
Son of the great, Bill Jackson Mbiayi Tchato who won the 2002 African Nations cup in Mali and participated in the 2002 FIFA World Cup in Korea/ Japan, Enzo joined the Montpelier Academy aged seven and has graduated to the different categories of the team to date.
Last year, the lad and five others including Etienne Eto’o were invited to join the Cameroon Under-17 squad to prepare for the World cup in Brazil but were unfortunately left out of the squad for the tournament due to a Cameroonian law that forbids the selection of Under-17 players from abroad.
Enzo hasn’t forgotten about the incident but is using that sour experience as a motivation.
“I am more motivated despite the sad incident last time out. I wish to give my all to show the quality behind the name Enzo Tchato. I can’t wait to meet the group of players. Together we will give our all to earn good results and performances,” Enzo concluded.
The full-back is one of three sons of Bill Tchato following the steps of their father who also played for Montpelier in his days as a footballer.
Cameroon is preparing for the 12-nations AFCON tournament whose draw will be conducted in Yaoundé-Cameroon on Monday, January 25th ahead of the February 14 to 28 event across Mauritania.
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