World Cup Qualifiers: AFCON Goal King Leads Strong Cameroon Team Named by New Coach to Face Algeria

World Cup Qualifiers: AFCON Goal King Leads Strong Cameroon Team Named by New Coach to Face Algeria

Lukman Mumuni
March 7, 2022 at 10:24 PM
  • Rigobert Song has named his squad for the crucial World Cup playoff against Algeria later this month
  • The Cameroon coach kept most of the players from the Africa Cup of Nations as Cameroon hopes to make an eight appearance at the World Cup
  • Cameroon will hosts Algeria in the first-leg before travelling to Algiers for the second-leg with the winner qualifying for the World Cup

Rigobert Song is preparing rigorously for his first assignment as coach of the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon after naming his squad for the Algeria clash later this month.

The five times African champions named a squad similar to the Nations Cup squad to represent the country in the final round of qualifiers.

AFCON goal king Vincent Abubakar leads a list of 38 man team which will be pruned to 28 before the games on March 25 and March 29, 2022.

Cameroon national team at the Africa Cup of Nations. Credit: @CAF_Online
Rigobert Song names squad for World Cup qualifier against Algeria. Credit: @CAF_Online
Source: Twitter

Only three new players, Jeando Fuchs, Gael Ondoa and Olivier Ntcham were included in the team used by former coach Antonio Conceição.

Song, who replaced Antonio Conceição after the Africa Cup of Nations in expected to qualify the country to their eight World Cup in Qatar.

Cameroon will hosts Algeria in Yaoundé on March 25, 2022 before travelling to Algiers for the second leg on March 29, 2022.

Below is the squad for the two-legged game:


Omossola Simon, Epassy Davis, Ondoa Fabrice, Andre Onana


Fai Collins, Mbaizo Olivier, Ngadeu Michael, Castelleto JC, Oyongo Bitolo, Jerome Onguene, Nohou Tolo, Moukoudi Harold, Ebosse Enzo, Sacha Boey, Bilong Jean Claude, Tchamba Duplexe


Onana Jean Junior, Kunde Malong, Zambo Anguissa, Oum Gouet Samuel, Hongla Martin, Lea Siliki, Neyou Yvan, Ntcham Olivier, Jeando Fuchs, Djoum Arnaud, Gael Ondoa


Ganago Ignatiu, Bassogog Christian, Choupo Moting, Bahoken Stephane, Karl Toko Ekambi, Moumi Ngamaleu, Aboubakar Vincent, Njie Clinton, John Mary, Soni Kevin, Leandre Tawamba

Rigobert Song tries to get Elanga and Moukouko in Cameroon squad

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Rigobert Song has made the task of convincing Manchester United youngster Anthony Elanga and Youssoufa Moukoko of Dortmund a priority ahead of his first game against Algeria.

Cameroon will face Algeria in a two-legged game later this month for a place in the World Cup in Qatar this year.

However, according to reports, the former Cameroon captain wants to convince four players into his team before the encounter with Algeria. Read more:

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