• Ndjeng, 30 scored once for Cameroon against the Democratic Republic of Congo during the 2020 African Nations Championship.
By Beng Emmanuel
Intermediate Lions forward Yannick Ndjeng has been excluded from the team barely a day after Cameroon lost 0-4 to defending champions Morocco, during the semi-final of the 2020 African Nations Championship at the Limbe Omnisport Stadium on Wednesday night.
The 30-year-old who scored the equalizer against the Democratic Republic of Congo in the quarter-finals to inspire Cameroon to a comeback win was released for indiscipline, the country’s regulatory football body FECAFOOT said in a statement on Thursday.
He was involved in a brawl with the deputy head coach of the Intermediate Lions and PWD of Bamenda gaffer David Pagou after he was substituted by Rayonne Mbougain shortly after the second half resumed.
“We expected much from him. He had a good game against DR Congo. So we were expected him to replicate same display against Morocco” David Pagou said after the game in Limbe.
“It’s normal that after the substitution he should be disappointed. It’s a normal reaction.
“It’s a football game. Eleven players have to play. There are 12 players on the bench. So everybody can play. It’s an attitude that must be condemned”
Yannick Ndjeng started twice for Cameroon during the 2020 African Nations Championship against the DR Congo and Morocco. He will miss out from the Intermediate Lions third place play-off against Guinea at the Reunification Stadium in Douala on Saturday.