PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Vincent Aboubakar – Striker named in Cameroon’s squad

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Vincent Aboubakar – Striker named in Cameroon’s squad
epa06043653 Trent Sainsbury (R) of Australia tackles Vincent Aboubakar of Cameroon during the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 group B soccer match between Cameroon and Australia at the Saint Petersburg stadium in St.Petersburg, Russia, 22 June 2017. EPA/GEORGI LICOVSKI

by Graeme Jackson

Thursday Mar 15, 2018. 13:00

Vincent Aboubakar will return to international action in 10 days’ time when Cameroon take on Kuwait in a friendly clash.

The Indomitable Lions will take on the Asian side in Kuwait City on March 25, and Aboubakar was named in a 23-man squad by interim coach Alexandre Belinga.

The match is set to see several of Cameroon’s European-based stars return to the fold after skipping last year’s Africa Cup of Nations triumph.

The likes of Allan Nyom, Carlos Kameni, Eric Choupo-Moting, Jean-Armel Kana-Biyick and Andre Onana have made themselves available following a reconciliation meeting with the President of the Normalisation committee of the Cameroonian FA, Dieudonne Happi.

In addition, former France youth international Bahoken Stephane, who plays for French Ligue 1 side Strasbourg, has been handed his maiden call-up.

Aboubakar will play for Porto on Saturday night when they host Boavista in a Primeira Liga clash, before heading out to join his national team.

Cameroon squad

Goalkeepers: Fabrice Ondoa, Andre Onana, Carlos Kameni.

Defenders: Colins Fai, Felix Eboa Eboa, Fabrice Ngah, Ngadjui Ngadeu, Adolphe Teikeu, Banana Yaya.

Midfielders: Anguissa Zambo, Sebastien Siani, Allan Nyom, Georges Mandjeck, Jean-Armel Kana-Biyik, Christian Bassogog.

Forwards: Clinton Njie, Benjamin Moukandjo, Fabrice Olinga, Vincent Aboubakar, Stephane Bahoken, Eric Choupo-Moting, Ekambi Toko, Leandre Tawamba.

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