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U-23 Qualifiers: Cameroon reinforce squad ahead of Salone tie

May 22, 2015 By Sahr Morris Jr.

The Cameroon U-23 technical team has reinforced their squad with the inclusion of Italy based Joseph Minala and Mbenti Ngoumou who plies his trade in Belgium, ahead of their two-legged tie against Sierra Leone in Yaoundé.

The two nations will face each other on the 24 and 29 May, and according to Camersport.be, the inclusion of the 20-year-old Belgium based midfielder in the squad will be an added advantage.

Cameroonian Coach, Pierre Njili Ndengué, believes he highly rated midfielder’s outstanding performance for Charleroi club, where he played during the 2014-2015 season, will tip the match in their favour.  Ngoumou’s appearance will mark his debut for the African nation since moving to Belgium at a young age.

Also invited to join the squad was Napoli’s Joseph Minala. The forward was subject to age controversy two years ago which sparked a world debate as it was alleged that he is 41 years old, but the player denied such claim, insisting he was 17 years.

The case was taken very seriously by the Italian Football Federation who, after thorough investigations, cleared the Cameroonian footballer in February 2014.