Cameroon – Football: Clinton Njie, Choupo Moting, and Leonard Kweuke abandoned by Broos

Written by Deckson N.

The forwards were forgotten by the coach of the Indomitable Lions.

Why were they not summoned? To this question, only Hugo Broos can provide an answer. The problem is that the coach has not (yet) explained his choices of the selected players to prepare the first day of qualifications for the 2019 AFCON and the Confederations Cup. A list of Indomitable Lions was published yesterday, May 17, 2017 late in the evening by FECAFOOT.

In this situation, Maxime-Choupo Moting (30 games, 3 goals, 8 assists). Not present at the AFCON following a misunderstanding with the technical staff, the striker of Schalke 04 however made his return to favor the last FIFA  March. After playing against Tunisia, the 28-year-old had returned to Germany after contracting an injury. Curiously, Choupo was not retained despite a statistical sheet that speaks in his favor.

Another case, that of Leonard Kweuke (28 games, 14 goals, 1 decisive pass). Barred in the national team since the departure of Volker Finke, the member of Caykur Rizespor has never been summoned by Hugo Broos. Yet the former player of Cintra de Yaoundé is one of the best scorers of Cameroon in the leading European championships. This season, he appears in the top quartet of this ranking. Among the nine strikers summoned, only Jean Pierre Nsamè (22 goals) and Vincent Aboubakar (17 goals), have a total of achievements superior to his.

Clinton Njie (22 games, 4 goals, 1 decisive pass), could also have claimed a summon. It is true that the player of 23 years knows a half-fig season, half-grape with the Olympique de Marseille. But he was part of the team that won the AFCON last February in Gabon. It should be noted, however, that the player trained at the Brasseries du Cameroun had very little use to Hugo Broos. The Belgian technician did not call him for the FIFA period in March. A sign probably of the crisis of confidence between the coach and Clinton Njie.

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