Facing the press on 2 November 2016, the coach of the Indomitable Lions confirmed having appointed a new captain.
Benjamin Moukandjo is the captain of the Indomitable Lions. Confirmation was made about it on Wednesday by the coach of the Cameroon team. Hugo Broos who gave a press conference in Yaounde, on the occasion of the publication of the list of players selected to face Zambia on 12 November in Limbe in the framework of the second day of qualifying for the World Cup in 2018.
Regarding the setting aside of Stephane Mbia, the now ex-captain of the Lions, the Belgian coach wanted to be clear: “I have made choices. Why, for whom, and how, I won’t say, “responded Hugo Broos to a journalist’s question. He had a few minutes earlier confirmed the nomination of Moukandjo as the new leader of the team.
“Against Gambia and Gabon, many players were not there. I therefore chose Benjamin Moukandjo as captain. And there it was a great success. Because Moukandjo is an intelligent man, a leader, he can talk and I was pleasantly surprised, “the coach said.
The boss of the technical staff of the Cameroon team found his new leader. But he had to announce to other captains (Maxim Choupo Moting and Vincent Aboubakar), assistants of Mbia. What Broos surly did during the preparatory training for the match against Algeria.
“Against Algeria, normally, Choupo and Aboubakar were the captains. But I had to choose. I spoke with Aboubakar. I asked him if he had a problem with the designation of Moukandjo. He replied that he had none. So Moukandjo remains the captain, “said Broos.
These explanations of the coach of the Indomitable Lions provide a clear answer to all questions about the captaincy. It is now Moukandjo the captain of the Lions.