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Cameroon recall Kameni, Choupo-Moting for Kuwait friendly

ESPN | Carlos Kameni and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting are among a swathe of familiar faces set to return for Cameroon’s upcoming friendly against Kuwait in the first match following Hugo Broos’s exit.

Interim coach Alexandre Belinga revealed his 23-man list for the Indomitable Lions’ upcoming friendly at a press conference on Monday at the FECAFOOT headquarters in Yaounde.

The 55-year-old is provisionally overseeing the national side until a permanent successor is found for Broos, who was dismissed after a poor Confederations Cup and failure to reach the World Cup despite AFCON success in 2017.

The reigning African champions haven’t qualified for the World Cup, but will use their meeting with Kuwait on March 25 as an opportunity to prepare the side for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

As AFCON hosts — at least for the time being — Cameroon don’t need to qualify for the tournament, but they will ‘compete’ against Malawi, Comoros and Morocco in qualification Group B in a series of warm-up fixtures.

Goalkeepers Kameni and Andre Onana return to the fold, as does Choupo-Moting, who refused a call-up to the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations and announced his retirement from international football.

Jean Armel Kana Biyick and Allan Nyom also return, while Felix Eboa Eboa is also included after impressing in Ligue 1 with En Avant de Guingamp so far this term.

However, there are no recalls for Samuel Eto’o or Nicolas Nkoulou, who were approached by FECAFOOT, according to Cameroon-info, but refused the opportunity to return to the fold.

Similarly, Joel Matip rejected the chance to resume his international career.

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  1. I hate all theses forein playoing players honestly give home grown players a chance….

  2. I love Both Carlos Kameni and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting but I believe it is time for Cameroon to start looking forward! All this back and forth is not helping the younger generation and it is not good the growth of the game in Cameroon.

  3. Its a friendly and we should get as much publicity as possible (we do have alot of international players so lets use them for publicity since they would normaly cost a small fortune ) to build up for the hosting of the cup so this match should include Eto as well .
    .We need the rights to film these greats to screen in the stadiums back home , to use in the build up film while crowds wait for the matches,to use on the national facebook page you tube ,whatever.
    The current home talent should be training hard for their future .