Choupo-Moting named in hosts Cameroon's Nations Cup squad

AFP , Friday 24 Dec 2021

Bayern Munich striker Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting was named on Thursday in hosts' Cameroon's 28-man Africa Cup of Nations squad after recovering from Covid-19.


Choupo-Moting tested positive in mid-November but will join Lyon striker Karl Toko-Ekambi for the five-time tournament winners who last lifted the trophy in 2017 and are favorites along with Mohamed Salah's Egypt.

Liverpool defender Joel Matip was not named in coach Toni Conceicao's group for the tournament which they open on January 9 against Burkina Faso and runs until February 6.

Cameroon also plays Cape Verde and Ethiopia on the group stage. Doubts over the tournament going ahead because of the surge in Covid cases were dispelled during the week by African football chief Patrice Motsepe.

Cameroon squad

Goalkeepers: Simon Omossola (AS Vita Club/RDC), Devis Epassy (OFI Crete/GRE), Jean Efala Konguep (Akwa United/NIG), André Onana (Ajax/NED)

Defenders: Collins Fai (Standard Liège/BEL), Olivier Mbaizo (Philadelphia Union/USA), Michael Ngadeu (Gent/BEL), Jean-Charles Castelletto (FC Nantes/FRA), Harold Moukoudi (AS Saint-Etienne/FRA), Jérôme Onguéné (RB Salzburg/AUT), Nouhou Tolo (Seattle Sounders/USA), Ambroise Oyongo (Montpellier/FRA), Enzo Ebossé (Angers/FRA)

Midfielders: Jean Onana (Bordeaux/FRA), André-Frank Zambo-Anguissa (Napoli/ITA), Yvan Neyou (AS Saint-Etienne/FRA), James Léa Siliki (Middlesbrough/ENG), Martin Hongla (Verona/ITA), Samuel Gouet (Mechelen/BEL), Pierre Kundé (Olympiakos/GRE)

Strikers: Vincent Aboubakar (Al Nasr Riyad/KSA), Stéphane Bahoken (Angers/FRA), Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting (Bayern Munich/GER), Nicolas Moumi Ngamaleu (Young Boys Berne/SUI), Ignatius Ganago (Lens/FRA), Christian Bassogog (Shanghai Shenhua/CHI), Karl Toko-Ekambi (Lyon/FRA), Clinton Njie (Dynamo Moscow/RUS)

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