The Cameroon national team is likely to benefit from the presence of the Bolton striker David Ngog, who has chosen Cameroon over the French national team according to the manager Jean Paul Akono.
The French under 21 international had the choice of representing either one of his nations when it comes to the senior team. The former Liverpool striker had to be convinced in order to choose Cameroon over France according to Akono. He has revealed that he recently made the trip to England in order to convince David Ngog and his family. The 23-year-old will now be making the request to FIFA over the need for permission to switch the national teams.
Cameroon are in the task of rebuilding the national team after a number of troubles with the football Association and the star striker Samuel Eto’o. The huge number of problems between the two parties have meant that the once great African team has failed to qualify for the 2013 African cup of nations. Cameron has won this tournament a record four times, but they will be not present at this year’s edition. The arrival of new players like David Ngog is expected to help the national team significantly.
“I was lucky to travel to England with the father of the Bolton Wanderers player David Ngog and he agreed to do everything to switch over to join our national team. He will apply to FIFA to grant him permission to switch his nationality to Cameroon. I must express my gratitude to his father for his assistance. If everything goes to planned, he should join the Indomitable Lions very quickly. I am counting on these key players to reinforce the national team to ensure that we qualify for Brazil,” said Akono, whose next match will be against Togo in a World Cup qualifying encounter.