Mbia to remain in Cameroon's squad despite injury

Cameroon's Stephane Mbia (Photo: AP)
Mohamad Mosselhi
Tuesday 6 Jan 2015
Sevilla midfielder Stephane Mbia will remain part of the Cameroon side that will play in the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations despite his injury, coach Volker Finke said on Tuesday.

The 28-year-old needs two weeks of treatment after picking up a muscle injury during Sevilla's 1-0 win over Celta Vigo in the Spanish La Liga on Saturday.

"Mbia will remain in the squad," Finke was quoted as saying by camfoot on Tuesday.

"Medical tests revealed that his injury is not very serious, thus he will join our training camp to complete his treatment program."

"It is very important for me and the players that the team skipper remains in the squad."

Cameroon, who missed the last two editions of the Nations Cup, were drawn in Group D alongside Ivory Coast, Mali and Guinea.

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