An administrative blunder by Fecafoot has prevented the Germany primarily based striker from becoming a member of the Indomitable Lions squad
Cameroon might be with out Bayern Munich star Eric Choupo-Moting once they face Cape Verde and Rwanda in March’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
The 32-year-old striker was among the many names pencilled down for the fixtures by coach Toni Conceicao, nonetheless, an administrative error has left him out.
In line with German media outlet Bild, the previous Paris Saint-Germain participant by no means obtained any call-up because the Cameroonian Soccer Federation despatched an invite to the incorrect e mail handle.
On account of this, the Indomitable Lions might be with out Choupo-Moting once they sq. up in opposition to the Blue Sharks and the Wasps of their final two Group F fixtures.
In the meantime, the striker’s father Camille has hit the media to defend his son, whom he claims was able to play for the nation.
“I used to be contacted by the affiliation to seek out out what was happening. I contacted FC Bayern they usually confirmed that they’d not obtained the invitation,” he advised Naja TV per Bavarianfootballworks.
“It seems to be like she despatched it to the incorrect e mail handle as an alternative. For me, that’s a scarcity of professionalism.
“When sending invites, you’ll want to ship them to the proper handle. If that doesn’t occur, I don’t perceive why it’s the membership’s or Maxim’s fault.”
Conceicao’s males will journey to Praia’s Estadio Nacional de Cabo Verde for Friday’s recreation versus Cape Verde earlier than welcoming Rwanda to Douala’s Japoma Stadium 4 days later.
Cameroon, who’ve already certified for the biennial African soccer showpiece as hosts are unbeaten in all 4 video games performed of their group to date, successful three and enjoying one draw to guide the log with ten factors – six factors forward of closest challengers, Mozambique.
The Blue Sharks are third with 4 factors from the identical variety of video games, whereas the Wasps who sit on the base of the desk with two factors should win their remaining two video games convincingly to face an opportunity of qualifying for the competitors.
The Indomitable Lions’ final Afcon outing in Egypt ended on a bitter be aware after crashing out within the Spherical of 16 after bowing 3-2 to arch-rivals Nigeria on the Alexandria Stadium.