By Angu Lesley
Football Writer, kick442.com-Cameroon
The intermediate Lions of Cameroon have entered their eighth training at the CAF Excellence center in Mbankomo-Cameroon.
The camp featuring 28 footballers assembled by sacked Intermediate Lions of Cameroon coach Yves Clement Arroga will be under the guidance of newly-appointed coach Martin Ndtongou Mpile will be lead trainer throughout the over two weeks camp.
The recently-assembled group has five new players including Alioum Moubarak who won the Under-17 AFCON last year with Cameroon and Aboubakari Sidiki hoping to provide more spark for the team upfront going forward.
Coach Martin Ndtongou’s team is expected to have at least a training session a day in Mbankomo
Appointed last Wednesday as replacement for Yves Clement Arroga, coach Mpile is expected get to work immediately training while waiting for November’s friendlies.
The 62-year-old gaffer’s appointment alongside David Pagou has created new optimism in the media landscape.
Therefore, 28 players have gathered at the CAF Excellence center in Mbankomo on Monday, October 26 to begin life in the second Mpile era.
In the goalkeeping department, Mpile have three boys who were in the last two camps.
Anye Derick Fru of Cotonsport of Garoua, Epane Litizi of Stade Renard of Melong and Dande Junior of APEJES of Mfou are the three custodians in the mix.
In defense, the former coach has recalled seven of the defenders who completed the last camp with the exception of right-back Daouda Alim. Daouda has been replaced by Fabonge Frankline of Astres of Douala who sparkled during the group stage of the ongoing Bepanda Info pre-season tournament in Douala.
Etame, Doh, Banga, Ndzana, Yankam, Andoulou and Youssoufa complete the defenders union.
12 midfielders have been retained by the coach with Nchindo John Bosco of PWD of Bamenda keeping his place in the squad and Aboubakari Sidiki of Union Sportive of Douala coming in for the first time. Aboubakari’s omission in previous list of players has been a topical issue for the wrong reasons given that the player is a part of the senior national selection and scored six goals last term for Union Sportive of Douala.
Richard Ebongue, Fabrice Onana, Stephane Meyoupo, Man Ykre, Banbe Thierry, teenage sensation Abdoulaye Yahaya are some of the familiar midfield faces in the squad without Pange Lobe.
Yves Clement Arroga named five forwards who are now available for coach Mpile including newcomers Akoh Calistus of APEJES and 2019 Under-17 AFCON sensation Alioum Moubarak of Sahel of Maroua plus Leon Boyomo who scored the winner against Fauve Azur two weekends ago. Nlend Samuel of Union Sportive of Douala and Francis Elimbi of Stade Renard of Melong completes the squad of 28.
The Full list:
1)Anye Derick Fru (Cotonsport of Garoua)
2)Dande Junior (APEJES of Mfou)
3)Epane Yannick Litizi (Stade Renard)
4) Ngombe Etame (Cotonsport of Garoua)
5)Doh Alain Moukoko (Eding Sport de la Lekie)
6)Banga Solomon Bidjeme (Cotonsport)
7)Arno Ndzana Joel (Panthère Nde)
8)Fabonge Frankline (Astres of Douala)
9)Andoulou Serge (Union Sportive)
10)Yankam Basile (PWD of Bamenda)
11)Youssoufa Haouzaifi (Cotonsport of Garoua)
12)Stephane Meyoupo (Eding Sport de la Lekie)
13)Ebongue Ebongue Richard (Cotonsport of Garoua)
14)Badouidana Onana Fabrice (Stade Renard of Melong)
15)Banbe Thierry (AS Fortuna)
16)Nchindo John Bosco (PWD of Bamenda)
17)Hampo Man Ykre (Colombe)
18)Marius Ngon A Tati (Canon Yaounde)
19)Aboubakari Sidiki (Union Sportive of Douala)
20)Beo Batto Valentine (Astres of Douala)
21)Henri Belle (Eding Sport de la Lekie)
22)Yahaya Abdoulaye (APEJES of Mfou)
23)Jacques Elogue Kevin( Feutcheu FC)
24) Leon Boyomo (Astres of Douala)
25) Akoh Calistus (APEJES of Mfou)
26) Alioum Moubarak (Sahel of Maroua)
27) Nlend Samuel (Union Sportive of Douala)
28) Francis Elimbi (Stade Renard of Melong)
Coaches Martin Ndtongou Mpile, Emmanuel Ndoumbe Bosso, David Pagou,Herve Mbome and Clement Assimba begin a new era.
The team is expected to sandwich training activities with a couple of warm-up games including games against Liberia and other opponents this portal is yet to get confirmation about.
Cameroon takes on Zimbabwe, Mali and Burkina Faso in the group stage of the 2021 African nations Championship planned for January 16th to February 7th across four cities in Cameroon.
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