Nehru Cup 2012: Cameroon team visiting India won’t be ‘exciting’

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Samuel Eto’o, Alaxandre Song and Carlos Kameni. The three of the many star Cameroon footballers would come to play in India; at least one of them will.

That was what I thought when the AIFF announced that Cameroon has agreed to send their national football team to Nehru Cup 2012 which was projected as a marquee event as a part of platinum jubilee celebration of AIFF.

But that is not happening. Apart from seeing SAFF pals Nepal and Maldives, we would also have the 2nd string team of Cameroon visiting India. The Cameroon Football Federation unapologetically calls it Lions ‘A’ team and rightly so as almost all the players called for the camp are 1st timers and from local clubs. Here is the 30 players probable list along with the clubs that they represent.

1. Ngome Ngowe Lawrence (The Stars FC) 
2. NKONGUEP EFALA Jean (Cotonsport Fc) 
3. NKESSI Hosea (Yosa) 
4. Moundi Djengue Gustave (Union Sportive Douala) 
5. MEYOUPO Stephane (Yosa) 
6. MENGUE Maxime (Canon Sportif of Yaounde) 
7. KWin Amban (Cotonsport CF) 
8. MANDJOMBE Souleymanou (Union Sportive de Douala) 
9. Abouna Ndzana (The Stars FC) 
10. BEBEY KINGUE P. Roland (New Stars FC) 
11. DAOUDA POWER (Yosa) 
12. SOTEJOUONG Ghislain (FC Unisport Upper Nkam) 
13. Ekane Ngah Charles (Union Sportive de Douala) 
14. KINGUE MPONDO (Cotonsport FC) 
15. TALLA Nembot (Panther Sportive du Nde) 
16. BITTE Samuel (Sable Batie CF) 
17. William MBONGNING (Sable Batie CF) 
18. WOME NLEND Pierre (Canon Sportif Yaoundé) 
19. Nko’o Albert Morand (National Plitechnic Bamenda) 
20. MOMASSO Joseph Julien (The Stars FC Douala) 
21. BABA Ouamaïla (Cotonsport FC) 
22. Yanki BAH Joseph Agbor (Njalla Quan SA) 
23. ASHU Tambe (Union Sportive Douala) 
24. NKAMBFU Gilbert (Yosa) 
25. Makon Thierry (New Stars FC) 
26. Bassilekin Jean Landry (Ngoumou Renaissance) 
27. NDZIE Ludovic (Renaissance FC) 
28. KOLONY Vigny Merimee (Panther Sportive du Nde) 
29. ATEME Elanga Pierre (Bafia Cosmos) 
30. Ebongué Pydi Achilles (New Stars Douala)

 

The only solace will be if somehow India holds them or better still, beats them to gain some valuable FIFA Ranking points that we so dearly need.

 

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Somesh Upadhyay is the editor and co-founder of Indian Football Network. He has been closely following Indian Football for more than 12 years and is extremely passionate about it.

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  1. DON'T OVER REACT, LET SEE HOW THING WILL CHANGE ON THE FIELD. IT IS NOT THE FIRST TIME CAMEROONIAN FC HAS BEAT INDIAN FC; EVEN IN HYDERABAD INDIA, CAMEROONIAN FC HAS ALWAYS SHOW ITSELF AS SUPERSTAR IN THE AREA OF FOOTBALL. THE BIG STARS MIGHT BE THERE, BUT LET SEE WHAT JUNIORS WILL DO ON THE FIELD…………

  2. are you should be happy coz if we defeat them we will get atleast some good points … who need eto n all btw eto has retired !! we only want that we win the cup…… defeating them other team will give us some good points and we get better rank

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