Cameroon Train at Toyoyo as Media Locked Out

Cameroon held their second training session on Tuesday afternoon under locked doors at the Camp Toyoyo grounds in Nairobi.

The five time African champions are in the country preparing for Saturday’s Africa Cup of Nation qualifier against the Mitsamiouli.

New coach Clarence Seedorf omitted several players especially those plying trade in China saying that they’re not keen into playing football, instead they are chasing for money. In an interview with the BBC earlier this week, the former Netherlands international said good players play in Europe and not the contrary.

“Good young players don’t compete in China or in Asia. Players must understand that if they go after more lucrative contracts, then they forfeit their chances of playing in the national team.

“But we’re not closing the door on anyone, we want disciplined and hardworking players and if someone is in the Middle East yet he can deliver for the team, we’ll bring him in,” Seedorf told the BBC.

Seedorf will be aiming to make good use of this weekend’s fixture to get at least his best possible team which he intends to use when the country hosts the biannual event in July 2019.

“The best players want to play for the best clubs in Europe and appear in top competitions like the Champions League. We need good results and for that we have to build a competitive squad. This is just the beginning but we want to start imposing our winning philosophy and setting up the team like we’ll like to see them play”.

Forward Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting who recently signed for France Ligue 1 side Monaco trained alone, perhaps as a precaution as Seedorf and his assistant Patrick Kluivert took the team through the paces at the windy Camp Toyoyo.

The team will however miss the services of winger Clinton Njie who was overlooked. However, 26-year-old Wolfsburg star Paul-Georges Ntep has been included in the squad alongside Thomas Bong of Brighton.

Adrien Tameze of Nice, Porto vice captain Vincent Aboubakar and Jerome Onguene of Red Bull Salzburg are in the squad.

Cameroon Squad:

Goalkeepers: Fabrice Ondoa (Oostende, Belgium), Andre Onana (Ajax Amsterdam, Netherlands), Carlos Kameni (Fenerbahçe, Turkey)

Defenders: Collins Fai (Standard Liege, Belgium), Felix Eboa (Guingamp, France), Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui (Slavia Prague, Czech Republic), Ambroise Oyongo Bitolo (Montpellier, France), Banana Yaya (Panionios, Greece), Jerome Onguene (Red Bull Salzburg, Austria), Gaetan Bong (Brighton, England), Allan Nyom (Leganes, Spain)

Midfielders: Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa (Fulham, England), Georges Mandjeck (Maccabi Haifa, Israel), Adrien Tameze (Nice, France), Pierre Kunde Malong (Mainz, Germany), Edgar Salli (Nuremberg, Germany)

Forwards: Fabrice Olinga (Mouscron, Belgium), Vincent Aboubakar (Porto, Portugal), Stephane Bahoken (Angers, France), Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting (Monaco, France), Karl Toko Ekambi (Villareal, Spain), Paul-Georges Ntep (Wolfsburg, Germany), Moumi Ngamaleu (Young Boys, Switzerland)



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