Cameroon players don't want to play at African Nations Cup

  • Reuters, Tuesday, December 20, 2016 7:24 PM
Seven Cameroon players on a preliminary list of 35 for the 2017 African Nations Cup finals don't want to play in the tournament in Gabon and face a possible ban from playing for their clubs in England, France and the Netherlands while the tournament is on.

The seven are Joel Matip (Liverpool) Andre Onana (Ajax), Guy Roland Ndy Assembe (Nancy), Allan Nyom (West Bromwich Albion), Maxime Poundje (Bordeaux), Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa (Marseille) and Ibrahim Amadou (Lille).

“These players have put personal interest above those of the national team and the federation reserves the right to take action against the players in accordance with FIFA regulations,” said Cameroon coach Hugo Broos in a statement on Tuesday.

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3 comments about "Cameroon players don't want to play at African Nations Cup".
  1. Gus Ortiz, December 20, 2016 at 10:31 p.m.

    This problem can be solved if the African Football Confederation would only schedule this tournament during the summer instead of the middle of the Euorpean season.

  2. Fire Paul Gardner Now replied, December 22, 2016 at 11:54 a.m.

    True. And apparently in Gabon at least the weather would be better (cooler and dryer) in July than in January.

  3. Allan Lindh, December 23, 2016 at 5:36 p.m.

    Is Cameroon one of the countries that doesn't pay their national team players on time? if at all? These guys are not rich people, and some way has to be found to accommodate their need to support their families.

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