Cameroon World Cup squad: Which players will be booting up for the Indomitable Lions in Qatar?

Cameroon World Cup squad: Which players will be booting up for the Indomitable Lions in Qatar?

Samuel Lisubila
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:17 PM

Cameroon is one of the five African teams participating in the 22nd edition of the World Cup. After a great performance at the African Cup of Nations, they are expected to be sharp and represent Africa in the best way possible. Find out more about the Cameroon World Cup squad.

Cameroon's World Cup squad
Cameroon players pose before the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final match against Gambia at the Japoma Stadium in Douala on 29th January 2022. Photo: Charly Triballeau
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Appearing for the eighth time in the competition, the Indomitable lions will roar their way into the World Cup and earn Africans a legacy to honour. But first, let us have a look at the team's profile.

Profile summary

Full name

Cameroon national football team


The Indomitable Lions


Fédération Camerounaise de Football


Confederation of African Football

Head coach

Rigobert Song


Vincent Aboubakar

Most caps

Rigobert Song (137)

Top scorer

Samuel Eto'o (56)

Home stadium

Olembe Stadium

FIFA code


FIFA ranking

43 as of 6 October 2022

World up appearances

8 (First in 1982)

Best World Cup performance

Quarterfinals (1990)

Cameroon's World Cup squad 2022

Cameroon has had some of the best players throughout the years. They have represented the country and earned multiple international awards, placing it on the map amongst other greats. During the 2022 World Cup, the best players from different clubs in the country were selected to participate in the tournament.

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Their team manager, Rigobert Song, has selected a 26-man squad that is expected to lead the nation to glory in Qatar. Here is a list of the athletes:


Devis Epassy

Abha Club

Simon Ngapandouetnbu


Andre Onana

Inter Milan


Jean-Charles Castelletto


Enzo Ebosse


Collins Fai

Al Tai

Olivier Mbaizo

Philadelphia Union

Nicolas Nkoulou

Aris Salonika

Tolo Nouhou

Seattle Sounders

Christopher Wooh

Stade Rennes


Martin Hongla


Pierre Kunde


Olivier Ntcham

Swansea City

Gael Ondoua

Hannover 96

Samuel Oum Gouet


Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa



Vincent Aboubakar

Al Nassr

Christian Bassogog

Shanghai Shenhua

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting

Bayern Munich

Souaibou Marou

Coton Sport

Bryan Mbeumo


Nicolas Moumi Ngamaleu

Young Boys Berne

Jerome Ngom

Colombe Sportive du Sud Officie

Georges-Kevin Nkoudou


Jean-Pierre Nsame

Young Boys Berne

Karl Toko Ekambi

Olympique Lyonnais

Cameroon World Cup team

Which players will be booting up for the Indomitable Lions in Qatar?
Cameroon national football players before the 2018 World Cup qualifier against Nigeria at Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, southern Nigeria, on 1st September 2017. Photo: Pius Utomi Ekpei
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The Indomitable Lions, as they are commonly referred, is a strong team of Africa's best footballers. Rigobert, the team coach, was also a former player for the country and is expected to deliver since he has led the team to continental and international grounds. He is also the country's most-capped player of all time, has participated in four World Cups, and is the second Cameroonian to qualify his country for the World Cup since Léonard Nséké in 1994.

The coach is an incredible tactician whose combination of mental strength and combative character has given rise to a unit of hardworking players.

After replacing Toni Conceicao in the coaching department in early 2022, fans and pundits went to social media to share their views. They criticized him for his style of play and lack of fluidity, because of his rookie status. However, few acknowledged him, including the great Cameroonian Samuel Eto'o.

"We shouldn't have sacked (former coach) Tony Conceicao so quickly. With all the respect I have for [Rigo], he must not lie to himself, he is not up to it," Emana said, as cited by BBC Africa.

Who coaches the Cameroon team?

Who coaches the Cameroon team?
Cameroon's head coach Rigobert Song looks on during a match against Panama at the Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on 18th November 2022. Photo: Karim Sahib
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Rigobert Song is Cameroon's coach. This was a decision made by the Cameroonian Football Federation after the dismissal of Antonio Conceicao. He was appointed in 2019 and led the team to their third-place finish in the recent AFCON tournament. Despite criticism, he is expected to lead the team to an incredible World Cup performance.

Cameroon's 2022 World Cup jersey

Cameroon's home jersey is predominantly green with red and yellow trim. It also appears to have a tonal diagonal/chevron stripe pattern. A dark green graphic covers the entire half of the top part of the shirt, and one All Sports logo is centred between the Cameroonian FA badge and a Lion's head emblem.

Cameroon's World Cup squad announcement

On November 10 2022, Rigobert, the team manager, announced the 26-man roster that will represent the country in football's most prestigious competition. However, he left out the long-serving centre-back Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui. He included two home-based players, Souaibou Marou and Jerome Ngom, who had won their first caps just hours before in a friendly against Jamaica. The squad is strong and hopes to put in the work required for the biggest soccer tournament.

Who is the captain of the Cameroon national team?

Who is the captain of the Cameroon national team?
Vincent Aboubakar celebrates a goal during the Africa Cup of Nations round of 16 match against Comoros at Stade d'Olembe in Yaounde on 24th January 2022. Photo: Visionhaus
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Vincent Aboubakar will captain the Cameroon national football team as they head out to Qatar. He has enough tools to lead the team since he has been a loyal player and is among the best in the squad. He participated in the 2010 World Cup in his teenage years, and again in Brazil in 2014, when Cameroon last appeared at the finals.

How many African teams will be at the World Cup 2022?

Five African teams will proudly represent the continent in the World Cup. They include Ghana, Cameroon, Tunisia, Senegal and Morocco. Cameroon and Senegal are the favourites as they carry Africa's best players and their past performances are promising. All the teams are also led by local coaches for the first time, hoping that one will be the first African team to win the elusive trophy.

Which group has Cameroon been placed in the World Cup?

Cameroon has been drawn into Group G of the tournament. They will be going against five-time champions Brazil, Switzerland and Serbia. Their first game will be against Switzerland on Thursday, 24 November 2022.

Cameroon's World Cup team
Cameroon celebrates the victory during the African Nations Cup Final match against Egypt at Stade de L'Amitie on 5th February 2017, in Libreville, Gabon. Photo by Ulrik Pedersen
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Cameroon's World Cup squad will face stiff competition, especially against their group G rivals, Brazil. This, however, is not of much concern as the Indomitable lions are more than prepared for anything that comes their way as they represent Africa in the most prestigious football competition.

READ ALSO: Qatar's World Cup squad in 2022: Which players have been chosen to defend the home ground? recently posted an article on the Qatar World Cup squad in 2022. Qatar is the host of the 22nd edition of the World Cup. This means a lot to the team and the country at large.

However, they ought to represent the home ground with a perfect performance as they face some of the best teams in the world. Click on the link above to find out about their 26-man roster.

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