The former striker of the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon believes that many of them “will regret their decision“. He wants these players not to be recalled.
Patrick Mboma condemns the attitude of Cameroonian footballers who refused to join the national pennant selection on the occasion of the next edition of the African Cup of Nations. Radio France International reported Friday January 6, 2017 on its website of the remarks that the former footballer has held on this subject. He considers at the outset that the deserters have made a “financial and not a career” choice. Concerning their future Mboma announces that many of them “will regret their decision“.
For him, besides Maxime Poundje, who has chosen to play for France, the others have no excuse and should be sanctioned by the Cameroonian Federation. The former Paris Saint-Germain player wants the players who have refused the selection not to be recalled in the selection even if Cameroon qualifies for the next edition of the World Cup. “If you didn’t come today, do not come anymore. You either chose to cherish the nation or not” he argues, adding that at the time he was playing he” refused contracts in European clubs by giving priority to his country” .
Patrick Mboma admits that “Cameroon does not seduce any more. Otherwise, we would have had a wave of binationals that could boost the selection in the image of the DRC. ” But he believes his country’s chances of success at the AFCON Gabon 2017. He is more confident by the victory of the Indomitable Lions in front of the DR Congo (2-0) in preparation game on 5 January 2017. Mboma believes that the present players can do significantly better than absentees. “We can do without these absentees. It’s not as if it were Samuel Eto’o or Rigobert Song, at their peak, decides not to come to the national team. “