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7 Cameroonian players who declined AFCON 2017 call-up

7 Cameroonian players who declined AFCON 2017 call-up

Some Cameroonian players might not forgive themselves for declining invitation to take part at the just concluded Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Gabon.

7 Cameroonian players who declined call-up to AFCON 2017

Joel Matip said he needed rest and declined AFCON 2017 call-up

Despite being without many of their key players who gave different reasons as not to be part of the tournament, Cameroon defeated Egypt to emerge champions for a record fifth time.

The indomitable lions came from behind to defeat the pharaohs in the highly tension soaked final match at the Stade d'Angondje in Gabon.

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The pharaohs opened the scoring in the 22nd minute after Mohamed Elneny struck from closed-range.

Cameroon restored parity in the 59th minute through Nicolas N'Koulou, and as the game was heading for a penalty shootout, an individual brilliance by Vincent Aboubakar in the 88th minute ensure the less experienced Cameroon win the title.

The following professional Cameroonian players gave different reasons to decline coach Hugo Broos' invitation and consequently opted out of the tournament. They will surely not forgive themselves now.

1. Joel Matip - Liverpool defender

2. André Onana - Ajax d’Amsterdam)

3. Guy Roland Ndy Assembe – Nancy

4. Allan Nyom - West Bromwich

5. André Zambo Anguissa - Olympique Marseille

6. Ibrahim Amadou – Lille

7. Maxime Poundje - Bordeaux

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