Matip and Bassong Rejoin National Team, Njie Absent

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Lions train in Tunisia ahead of match with Libya (Photo Camfoot)

Lions train in Tunisia ahead of match with Libya (Photo Camfoot)

The Lions recent come together in Darkar, Senegal , has seen some major outcomes, first Joel Matip honours his first call up since the disastrous 2014 Brazil World Cup after which he opted for a sabbatical leave and Sebastian Bassong comes out of hibernation to challenge for a place at the central defense since being dump after the 2010 World Cup.

A notable absence however will be Clinton Njie presently with Tottenham Hotspurs in England who failed to honour this call up due to ill health. Njie has been training away from the main team since his move from France to England.

The Lions who took up residence at the Valdison Blu Hotel in Darkar, played to a 1-1 tie with the Senegalese under 23 national squad on Tuesday. They trained earlier today with the late arrivals, Stephane Mbia, Léonard Kweuke, Dani Ndi and Félix Eboa Eboa who arrived this morning.

So far 22 0f the 23 players summoned to camp have turn up but for Clinton Njie, Allain Nyom and and Aurelien Chedjou who are absent, with Sali Edgar deputizing for Njie.

The others already in Senagal for next Sunday’s duel against the Gambia in Banjul are Guy-Roland Ndy-Assembe, Fabrice Ondoa and André Onana for the goalkeepers; Nicolas Nkoulou, Sébastien Bassong,  Kombi Mandjang, Ambroise Oyongo Bitolo and Henri Bédimo for the defenders,  Enoh Eyong, Edgard Salli, Benjamin Moukandjo, Raoul Cédric Loe and for the attackers Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting, Vincent Aboubakar and Jacques Zoua.

Cameroon tops group M of the qualifiers for the 2017 Nations Cup in Gabon on three points followed by the Gambia and South Africa on a single point each and Mauritania on zero. Mauritania plays host to South Africa in the other group game.

By Ako Emmanuel

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