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CHAN 2020/Serge Andoulou: Cameroon left-back out for ‘four to six weeks’ with knee ligament injury

• Andoulou, 26 will miss Cameroon’s quarterfinal clash against The Democratic Republic of Congo after a knee ligament injury.

By Beng Emmanuel  

Intermediate Lions left-back Serge Andoulou has been ruled out for the remaining fixtures of the 2020 African Nations Championship. 

He sprained the internal lateral ligament in his left knee during their last game with Burkina Faso on Sunday and will be out for four to six weeks, sources have confirmed. 

The 25-year-old who started in all of Cameroon’s games en route to reaching their second quarter-final under Martin Ndtoungou Mpile limped off just after 33 minutes of the  game with Burkina Faso on Sunday.

He was replaced with Steve Keuni for the rest of the encounter who will most likely replace him for the rest of the tournament. 

Andoulou wasn’t part in the Lions training session in Douala despite traveling to the Littoral with other players for the quarter-final tie this weekend. 

Cameroon face two time Champions  the Democratic Republic of Congo on Saturday in one of the quarter-finals matches of the on-going 2020 CHAN at the Japoma Stadium in Douala. 

The host-who progressed to the last eight (8) of the CHAN for the third time are poised to reach their first ever semi-final and eventually clinch their maiden CHAN trophy on home soil. 

Serge Andoulou is one of two players with CHAN experience in Cameroon’s CHAN team. He played at the 2018 CHAN in Morocco under Rigobert Song where the team crashed out in the group stages. 

The Union Sportive of Douala’s left-back has previously been on the books of Coton Sport of Garoua and DAC 2000. 

He has won two major silverwares notably the Cup of Cameroon with Newstars of Douala and the League one championship with Coton Sport of Garoua.

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