Since March 2016, Hugo Broos, the coach of the national football team of Cameroon, manage his team without the Captain Stephan Mbia.
As in the last two matches of the Indomitable Lions played last September in Limbe, striker Benjamin Moukandjo started the game yesterday Wednesday, October 5, 2016 in France against Olympique Marseille (1-1) with the captain band. But unlike games of Limbe, the two vice-captains Vincent Aboubakar and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting were present in the den during the match played in Marseille.
Out of the eleven incoming players, Choupo-Moting recovered the captain ban only when he entered at the start of the second half to replace Benjamin Moukandjo. The choice focused on the latter by Hugo Broos at the expense of Vincent Aboubakar yet present in the field did not fail to intrigue football fans.
When asked about this curious changes, the Belgian coach declined to explain. But informed observers, old glories of football in Cameroon, are aware that there are signs that do not lie. “The signal seems clear,” said a source in the lair of the Indomitable Lions. “The experimental phase in Limbe was conclusive. Moukandjo proved he has the makings of a good captain and it is not new to this team. If you want me to do you a revelation, Broos prepared him to permanently take the place of the captain “blew a close associate of Hugo Broos.
Since Rigobert Song Bahanag who wore the captain’s armband for ten years, none of his successors has ruled for more than five years. Samuel Eto’o who inherited the armband in August 2009 in murky conditions with the complicity of the French Paul Le Guen then coach of the Indomitable Lions, was also forced to cede also in unclear conditions to Stephan Mbia in August 2014. This last, banished from the squad since the arrival of a new coach, is also about to lose the coveted armband. One is eager to see who will captain the load on Sunday 9 October against Algeria in the context of qualifying for the World Cup Russia 2018.