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Cameroon coach Conceicao names 36-man squad for FIFA WC Qualifiers

By Beng Emmanuel

Cameroon head coach Antonio Conceicao pre-selected 36 players Wednesday, May 5 ahead of next month’s 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. 

The 59-year-old Portuguese tactician has included Bayern Munich Star forward Eric Maxime Choupo-Moting, and Christian Bassogog who both missed out from international duties with the Lions. French based defensive duo, Harold Moukoudi and Jean Charles Castelleto have both made their return as well , alongside other regular players.   

Two players; Devis Epassy and Jean Claude Billong have been handed maiden call-ups, while Fauve Azur defender Meyapa Fongain is the lone home based player in the squad. The Under-20 Lions captain made his debut for the team last March. 

Meyapa Fongain plays for Fauve Azur in Cameroon second tier League

Most of the players retained for the camp to run from May 31 – June 15, were part of the team that lost to Cape Verde and drew with Rwanda during the final 2021 AFCON qualifiers. 

Cameroon will begin their 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign against Malawi at home on June 5, before facing familiar foes Ivory Coast six (6) days later. 

The five time African champions have appeared in seven (7) FIFA World Cup tournaments. The team is bracing-up to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar after missing out from the previous edition in Russia 2018.  

Full Squad 

Complete list;

Goalkeepers

1) Ondoa Fabrice (KV Ostende-Croatia )

2)Simon Omossola-( Vita Club-DR Congo)

3) Blondy Nounkeu-(Stoke City-England)

4) Jean Efala- (Akwa United- Nigeria)

5)Devis Epassy (Pas Lamia-Greece)

Defenders:

6) Onguene Jerome ( Genoa FC-Italy)

7) Fai Collins (Standard Liege – Belgium)

8) Moukoudi Harold (AS Saint Etienne-France)

9) Meyapa Fongain (Fauve Azur-Cameroon)

10) Tchamba Duplex (Stromgodset – Norway)

11) Mbaizo Olivier (Union Philadelphia-USA)

12) Nouhou Tolo (Seattle Sounders-USA)

13) Dawa Tchokounte – (Valmiera – Lithuania)

14)Jean Claude Billong (Hatayspor – Turkey)

15) Michael Ngadeu Ngadjui – (Gent, Belgium)

16) Jean Charles Castelleto – (FC Nantes – France)

Midfielders:

17) Zambo Anguissa (Fulham)

18) Neyou Yvan (Saint Etienne)

19) Onana Jean (Royal Mouscron)

20) Djoum Arnaud (Al Raed-Saudi Arabia)

21) Oum Gouet (Altach-Austria )

22)Martin Hongla (Royal Antwerp – Belgium)

23)Kunde Malong (Mainz 05-Germany )

24) Lea Siliki (Rennes – France)

25)Yann Eteki (Granada – Spain)

Forwards:

26) Toko Ekambi (Lyon)

27) Ako Assomo-(FC Riga, Lithuania)

28) Moumi Ngamaleu (Young Boys-Switzerland )

29) Tabekou Serge (Royal Mouscron-Belgium )

30) Aboubakar Vincent (Besiktas-Turkey)

31) Stephane Bahoken-(SCO Angers – France)

32)John Mary – (Avispa Fukuoka – Japan)

33)Njie Clinton – (Dynamo Moscow – Russia)

34)Ignatius Ganago – (RC Lens – France)

35) Eric Choupo-Moting (Bayern Munich – Germany)

36)Christian Bassogog (Shanghai Shenshua – China)

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