The Cameroon World Cup 2022 squad has been announced ahead of the tournament in Qatar.
Coach Rigobert Song unveiled his list of 26 Indomitable Lions- surprisingly including uncapped teenaged Marseille goalkeeper Simon Ngapandouetnbu and two domestic-based players - Souaibou Marou and Jerome Ngom.
Song left out long-serving centre back Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui from their squad.
The squad features stars like Aboubakar Vincent and Jean-Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting as well as Napoli's Zambo Anguissa.
Cameroon will be playing in an African record-extending eighth World Cup finals.
Cameroon, who are Quarter-finalists in 1990 have been drawn in Group G alongside five-time winners Brazil, Serbia and Switzerland, who they will face first on 24 November.
Rigobert Song has released a 26-man Cameroon ?? squad for the World Cup. ✔️ Andre Onana✔️ Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting✔️ André-Frank Zambo Anguissa✔️ Vincent Aboubakar The Indomitable Lions are in Group G with title favourites Brazil, Serbia and Switzerland. pic.twitter.com/ONmZAAlD8Q— Usher Komugisha (@UsherKomugisha) November 9, 2022
Meanwhile, Samuel Eto'o who is the president of the Cameroon Football Federation has predicted that African sides are going to make history and dominate the World Cup in Qatar with Cameroon beating Morocco in the final.
There will be five African sides at the World Cup, with Morocco and Cameroon competing alongside Ghana, Senegal, and Tunisia. Only three African teams have ever made it to the quarter-finals – Cameroon (1990), Senegal (2002) and Ghana (2010) – but none have made it to the last four.
Eto'o told ESPN that Morrocco will knock out heavyweights Spain, Portugal, and current champions France, while Cameroon will defeat Belgium and Senegal in the quarter-final and semi-final respectively to progress.
'Africa has always had the potential to achieve a successful World Cup, but we haven't always shown our best face up to now," he said.
'During the years, African teams have acquired more and more experience, and I think they're ready not only to participate in a World Cup, but also to win it.
'Cameroon will win the World Cup final against Morocco.
'As president of our federation, I would love to see Cameroon win the World Cup.'
Cameroon World Cup 2022 squad
GK: Simon Ngapandouetnbu (Marseille) GK: Devis Epassy (Abha) GK: Andre Onana (Inter Milan) DF: Nicolas Nkoulou (Aris) DF: Enzo Ebosse (Udinese) DF: Oumar Gonzalez (Ajaccio) DF: Nouhou Tolo (Seattle Sounders) DF: Olivier Mbaizo (Philadelphia Union) DF: Collins Fai (Al-Tai) DF: Jean-Charles Castelletto (Nantes) DF: Christopher Wooh (Rennes) MF: Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa (Napoli) MF: Jerome Ngom Mbekeli (APEJES de Mfou) MF: Gael Ondoua (Hannover) MF: Samuel Gouet (Mechelen) MF: Pierre Kunde (Olympiacos) MF: Martin Hongla (Hellas Verona) MF: Olivier Ntcham (Swansea) FW: Vincent Aboubakar (Al-Nassr) FW: Souaibou Marou (Coton Sport) FW: Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (Bayern Munich) FW: Christian Bassogog (Shanghai Shenhua) FW: Moumi Ngamaleu (Dynamo Moscow) FW: Georges-Kevin Nkoudou (Besiktas) FW: Bryan Mbeumo (Brentford) FW: Jean-Pierre Nsame (Young Boys) FW: Karl Toko Ekambi (Lyon) FW: Moumi Ngamaleu (Dynamo Moscow)