By Angu Lesley
Football Writer kick442.com-Cameroon
AS Saint Etienne and Indomitable Lions of Cameroon defender Harrold Moukoudi has revealed that thoughts about appearing in his maiden AFCON tournament next year in Cameroon are pushing him to do extra work.
Speaking during a recent interview with French newspapers, the 22-year old Cameroonian center-half revealed the AFCON has had a positive impact on his performance for his this season.
“I think about it almost every day (laughs). I remain focused on the most important, the club. But of course, I try to be the best I can to be in the best shape if selected for the 2021 AFCON. I want to play for my country,” Moukoudi emphasized.
Though he missed playing for the five times African champions during the last international break due to strain players travel conditions put in place by the French government.
Moukoudi surprised a handful last year when he snubbed the chance to chase a place in the French national selection and opted to represent his country of descent, Cameroon.
He was just just 21 and and a regular at French Ligue Un side AS Saint Etienne with a big chance playing for France but he settled for Fatherland.
Moukoudi made his debut for Cameroon in a virgin draw against Tunisia and since then Cameroon has conceded just a goal with the former Boro defender on the pitch.
Six games into his international career, Moukoudi is already likened to the legendary Rigobert Song and baring the same jersey number 4.
The defender has surpassed his season goals and appearance tally this season.
Moukoudi counts three goals in 27 Ligue 1 games this season, the kind of form assuring of a place in coach Conceição’s AFCON squad.
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