Bayern Munich striker, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting will not play any part in Cameroon’s upcoming matches after an embarrassing administrative error saw him missed his call-up to the team.
The former PSG and Stoke City striker, 32, is one of the team’s standout players and was expected to be part of the squad, but he was surprised to not receive an invite to join up with his international colleagues.
It has now been revealed that a Cameroon official accidentally sent his call-up to themselves, meaning Choupo-Moting didn’t receive it and will not be able to play in their Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Cape Verde and Rwanda this month.
????Bild reports that the Cameroonian Football Federation meant to send the official invite to Bayern, but the club have since confirmed that they didn’t receive any word from the national team.
Choupo-Moting’s father has spoken out in support of his son following the bizarre mistake.
‘I was contacted by the association to find out what was going on. I contacted FC Bayern and they confirmed that they had not received the invitation,’ he told Naja TV, per Bavarianfootballworks.
‘It looks like she sent it to the wrong email address instead. For me, that’s a lack of professionalism.
‘When sending invitations, be sure to send them to the correct address. If that doesn’t happen, I don’t understand why it’s the club’s or Maxim’s fault.
Cameroon automatically qualifies for the tournament as hosts nation, and are also top of their group with three wins and a draw from four matches.