AFCON: 7 star players reject Cameroon

Cameroon football fans

Seven Cameroon players have turn down calls up for the Africa Cup of Nations football tournament which kicks off on 14 January:

Those turning down the opportunity to play for the Indomitable Lions are Andre Onana, who plays for Dutch club Ajax, Guy Rolland N’dy Assembe, who plays for French club Nancy Joel Matip, who plays for English club Liverpool and Allan Nyom, who plays for English club West Bromich Albion.

Others are Maxime Poundje, who plays for French team Bordeaux, Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa, who plays for French club Marseille and Ibrahim Amadou, who plays for French team 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 the Lions coach Hugo Broos in a statement on Tuesday.

All seven had earlier this month been named in a preliminary list of 35 for the tournament, where Cameroon are drawn in Group A with the hosts, Burkina Faso and Guinea Bissau.

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