The former captain of the indomitable Lions spoke Tuesday evening to the microphone of our colleagues of French television SFR.
Stéphane Mbia Etoundi was the guest of the show Le Vestiaire on May 16, 2017. The former captain of the indomitable Lions addressed with the interviewers of this program broadcast every evening on French television SFR several subjects related with the national selection of Cameroon. Mbia says from the outset he never knew why he has not been summoned in selection for more than a year. “Sincerely, I do not have an answer to that,” says the member of Hebei China when asked. Here is the brief account he makes of his last hours with the Lions. “In training, the day before, the coach told me that I will be a substitute. I welcomed the news. Honestly, I was quiet. I told the coach you can count on me, there is no worry, and from there until today, I was no longer called in selection.“
The press often reported that it was because of an altercation with the striker Vincent Aboubakar that he was put aside. But Mbia is breaking this argument. “No, it’s not,” he said. “I want to reassure you. Nothing happened. Aboubakar and I get on very well. You have to know that there are some people who play with public opinion. They use lies to create buzz. ” For the former captain “the newspapers relay information that is not true“. And to quote the example of AFCON 2015. “It was said that I had clung with Clinton Njie. Meanwhile we laughed every day after the game. The players came to my room, they laughed and they wanted to know why in the press it was said that I had a clash with Abu.“
Mbia also maintains excellent relations with the coach of the indomitable Lions Hugo Broos. “With the coach, we had a very good relationship,” he said, adding that the Belgian and he were phoning, the European even asking him questions.