KickOff | Bloemfontein Celtic goalkeeper Patrick Tignyemb turned down the chance to play for Cameroon again after being called up for the AFCON qualifier against Comoros on Sunday.
Cameroon sealed their place at the finals in Egypt in great style after beating Comoros 3-0 in Yaounde meaning the Indomitable Lions will enter this year’s showpiece as defending champions after winning the tournament in Gabon two years ago.
While many players are dreaming of representing their countries at the Africa Cup of Nations in June, Tignyemb confirmed that he will be watching the tournament on TV.
“They tried to call me again but I turned down their request,” Tignyemb tells KickOff.com
“I am still not happy with how I was treated the last time I was called for the national team in Spain after the World in 2010. I was supposed to go to the camp in Spain but had some problems with issues regarding my work permit which I was still trying to sort out at Celtic.
“They said I am lying because I was not called up during the World Cup in 2010. I was not happy at all with how I was treated and made a decision not to play for the country again,” he explains.
The Siwelele goalkeeper still believes Cameroon will retain the AFCON trophy this year.
“It was a nice feeling to see my country qualifying for the AFCON finals. I am also happy to see South Africa going there. I believe Cameroon will do well again this time and retain the trophy,” Tignyemb added.