- Asante Kotoko striker Frank Mbella Etouga Thierry has been named in the Cameroon national team squad for the AFCON qualifiers
- The Ghana Premier League leading scorer has been included in the team for the first time for the matches against Kenya and Burundi
- Frank Mbella Etouga is expected to join the Cameroon team on May 30, 2022 for the two games in June
Asante Kotoko forward Frank Mbella Etouga has been handed his maiden senior national team call-up after receiving an invite from the Cameroon coach Rigobert Song.
The 20-year-old striker, who is the leading scorer in the Ghana Premier League, was named in the team for the games against Kenya and Burundi next month.
The Cameroon Football Federation released the squad today for the games on June 4th and June 8th on Friday, with Mbella expected to join the team on May 30.
Kumasi Asante Kotoko received a letter from FECAFOOT confirming the invite of their striker to the Indomitable Lions.
"Within the framework of the qualification matches for AFCON 2023, Ivory Coast, Cameroon's national team will play official matches during the FIFA break starting from May 30 to Jun 14, 2022. June 4, Cameroon vs Kenya. June 8, Burundi vs Cameroon.
"In this perspective, a preparatory training camp will be held in the aforementioned break from May 30th to June 14.
"In view of the above, we hereby inform you that you have been invited to take part in the said meeting," part of the letter read.
Frank Mbella has been in scintillating form since joining Asante Kotoko in October last year, and currently leads the goal king race in the Ghana Premier League with 19 goals.
Hearts of Oak legend Mohammed Polo tells GFA to convince Mbella to play for Ghana
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Ghanaian football great Mohammed Polo has urged the Ghana Football Association to convince Asante Kotoko striker Franck Mbella Etouga switch his nationality.
The Cameroonian import has taken the Ghanaian top-flight by storm with his goal scoring prowess and his fine performances for the Porcupine Warriors in his maiden season as seen him chalk some incredible feats.
With the young striker firing at all cylinders, Mohammed Polo, who won the 1978 AFCON with the Black Stars, has suggested the GFA pursues him to switch his allegiance to Ghana.
Source: Sports Brief News