BY Afeseh Apong
The head coach of the indomitable lions of Cameroon Rigobert Song Bahanag, has summoned APEJES’ forward Joseph Apam Assongwe to join the rest of the team in Douala ahead of their 2023 AFCON qualifying game against Burundi.
Cameroon’s indomitable lions have intensified training in the country’s economic capital, Douala, after sitting out of the first Group C games, following Kenya’s suspension.
The Cameroon football Federation took advantage to organize a friendly game in Douala last season between the home based players and their counterparts from abroad. Apam grabbed headlines in the game after scoring the opener for the home based players after just 70 seconds, despite their 4#1 defeat to Aboubakar Vincent and Co.
On Monday, the Cameroon National team through its media officer Serge Guiffo, announced that 21_year_old Apam, has now been invited to make the lions squad for their game against Burundi, schedule for Dar Es Salam, on Thursday June 09.
Joseph Apam has been in Scintillating form this season in the Cameroon top flight, where he has scored 12 goals for APEJES of Mfou, providing a further eight assists, in 16 games.
“My joy is immense, I cannot express it. I’m very happy. We have been working for this and we have been fortunate to have a staff that gives us such an opportunity for young Cameroonians to be able to dream and express themselves. It’s a dream come true but this is only the beginning. We have to keep learning and working,” Apam told Cfoot just after he recieved information of the call up.
The indomitable lions trained behind closed doors on Monday morning at the Annex of the Japoma stadium, with 24 players taking part in the training session, with the exception of George Kevin Nkoudou who sustained an injury during their friendly game last Saturday.
Apam’s arrival means Rigobert Song now has 26 players at his disposal to prepare for the game against The Swallows. The forward is now the only home based player in the squad, and will be looking to cement his place, with the 2022 FIFA World cup in sight.
Cameroon leaves Douala on Tuesday, to face a Burundi side, who came from behind to snatch a one all tie against Namibia in the first Group C game last Saturday.
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