Cameroon local national team coach Rigobert Song says his team is battle ready for the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) scheduled for kick-off on January 13 in Morocco.
The former Indomitable Lions captain has published his squad list of 23 players, which includes the one man many Cameroonians can’t wait to watch at the tournament, Union de Douala midfielder David Eto’o, younger brother to Samuel Eto’o.
“He was selected due to his qualities and has nothing to do with the influence of his big brother,” Song said while unveiling the list on Tuesday.
Another player from Union de Douala, Frantz Pangop, who was not on the initial list, was handed a late invitation, which the coach said was meant to beef up his attack.
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Cameroon have been drawn in Group D alongside Angola, Congo and Burkina Faso, and will open their campaign against the Red Devils in Agadir on January 16.
Goalkeepers: Oscar Gwot Kalati (Eding Sport), Derrick Anye (Union de Douala), Simon Omossola (Coton Sport)
Defenders: Bertrand Owundi (Astres Douala), Paul Abouem (UMS), Paul Otia (UMS), Charles Banga (Colombe), Thomas Bawak Etta (UMS), Fabril Kaou (Coton Sport), Alphonse Marie Tientcheu (Eding Sport), Serge Andoulo (New Star de Douala)
Midfielders: Junior Awono (Yong Sport) , Franklin Anteh (Unisport), David Eto’o (Union de Douala), Clarence Bitang (Union de Douala), Willy Namedji (UMS)
Forwards: William Ngoundo Kouoh Billé (New Star de Douala), Frantz Pangop (Union de Douala), Aristide Touffic (Eding Sport), Patrick Moukoko (Colombe), Steve Bonny (Dragon), Francis Elimbi (Aigle Royal de la Menoua), Raphaël Eric Messi Bouli (Apejes)