Cameroon Target Anthony Elanga Earns First Sweden Call Up

Cameroon Target Anthony Elanga Earns First Sweden Call Up

  • Sweden coach Janne Andersson has invited Cameroon target and Manchester United winger Anthony Elanga to the Swedish national team
  • The forward had the option of representing the Indomitable Lions or England but has chosen the country of his birth
  • Elanga will likely play his first game for the Netherlands against Poland and Czech Republic in the World Cup qualifiers later this month

Swedish-born Cameroon winger, Anthony Elanga, has earned his debut call-up to the senior Sweden national team, according to Manchester United official website.

The Manchester United youngster has thrived under Ralf Rangnick in 2021/22 campaign and has been rewarded by a call-up to Janne Andersson's side.

This will come as a big blow to Cameroon, as the 19-year-old also had the option of representing the Indomitable Lions or England but has chosen the country of his birth.

Cameroon Target Anthony Elanga Earns First Sweden Call Up
Elanga has been a force to reckon with Man United, scoring twice in the Premier League and once in the Champions League so far. Credit: @ghanaballers
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Elanga will likely play his first game for Sweden in the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Poland.

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Quoted by The Athletic, Sweden manager Janne Andersson said:

"We have followed Anthony closely and he has made a positive impression both in the Under-21 national team and in the club team
"A fast and good deep lead player and a good finisher. We have had some contact recently and it will be fun to get him into our squad."

Anthony Elanga's career from Sweden to England

The young Swedish-born Cameroonian started his career at IF Elfsborg and will soon court the attention of giants Malmo following his enormous talent.

Malmo, one of the club's his father player, recruited Elanga to their youth side where he continued his development.

His quality will soon attract clubs from the major leagues in Europe, but Manchester United eventually won the race to sign him. He has since risen to the senior team of the club.

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Earlier, Sports Brief reported that 19-year-old Manchester United forward Anthony Elanga could switch nationality from Sweden to represent Cameroon, the country of his father.

Elanga, the son of former Cameroon defender Joseph Elanga, was born in Sweden and has represented the European country at youth level.

However, reports from Cameroon indicate coach of the Indomitable Lions, António Conceição has started talks of convincing the Manchester United player to play for his African heritage.

Source: SportsBrief.com