In preparation for matches against Gambia (3 September 2016) and against Gabon (September 6, 2016) at the Limbe Omnisports stadium, the 23 players summoned by Hugo Broos, the coach of the senior national football team of Cameroon, are expected from tomorrow Sunday, August 28, 2016 for the preparatory course at the CAF training center of Mbankomo, a suburb of Yaounde.
Among the major international Cameroonian players missing from the latest list of the Belgian technician, there is the goalkeeper Idriss Carlos Kameni. The Malaga player in Spain pays the price for his behavior at the last reunion of the Indomitable Lions in May 2016 in Nantes, France. He snubbed Hugo Broos, who wanted him to replace the young goalkeeper André Ako, excluded at the last minute for indiscipline.
“I recognize that the situation was a little uncomfortable for him, because he was not initially convened. But with the suspension of Andre Ako, I recalled him. I asked him if he was ready to come, because I know it’s not normal to call Kameni to supplement the defection of a young player. He said yes, but never came, I never heard from again. I think he would have called me out of politeness. I’ll never call Kameni again” declared Hugo Broos to why the former player of the KSA Douala was not summoned.
It was on Monday 22 August at a press conference for the publication of the list of 23. But the successor of Volker Finke had bothered to clarify that the door to the national team remains open to Kameni provided that the latter manifests himself the need to return.
Less than a week after this statement relayed extensively in the press and on the web, Idriss Carlos Kameni reacted on Saturday, August 27, 2016 on the microphone of our colleagues at Radio France Internationale.
“He said he will no longer call me because he wanted me to call. Well, for now, we should leave time for people who are summoned to think about the game which is more important. The more we avoid polemics, the more everyone is comfortable in his head and in his skin. I am Cameroonian and proud of it, and for the country, there is no discussion. So, we’ll see over time how things will be. “
Questioned about his availability to play again with the national team, the gold medalist at the 2000 Olympic Games has made no secret of his desire to return to the lair of the Indomitable Lions.
“Yes, it is possible. He did not say that the door was closed, we will avoid the surrounding controversy. On the contrary, the door remains open. Why create confusion when there is none? We allow time for those who will go to the match against Gambia to prepare well, we support them, “said the Cameroonian international goalkeeper.
The last match of Idriss Carlos Kameni with the Indomitable Lions dates back in the month of November 2015 against Niger on behalf of the second round of qualifying for the World Cup Russia 2018.