Cameroon skipper Eric Maxime Choupo Moting will miss the nation’s upcoming Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers after a mix up.
The striker’s father claimed last week, the player will not join up with the national team because his invitation letter had been sent to the wrong email address of his club Bayern Munich.
“I was contacted by the (Cameroon football) federation, to find out what was going on. I contacted FC Bayern and they confirmed that they had not received the invitation. Apparently they sent the invitation to the wrong email address and didn’t notice it until Monday. It’s a lack of professionalism”, Just Choupo Moting, father and representative of the player told local media media,NAJA TV.
However, the spokesman of the Cameroon Football Federation, Parfait Siki dismissed the claims saying they had sent an invitation letter to the club and player.
“We are surprised by the reports in the media because we sent the invitations to the club and forwarded a copy to the player’s (Choupo Moting) email and Whatsapp but we got no return,” Parfait Siki said.
“The Federation even called the player several times but he never picked up his phone before the head coach (Toni Conçeçaio) released his list of players. We went him a whatsapp message so that we could make travel arrangements but he never replied,” Sikki added.
Unveiling the list of players last week, Cameroon’s coach Toni Conceçaio equally said the Bayern Munich man had ignored all messages from the national team and left him with no choice but to drop the player.
Cameroon face Cape Verde away (March 26) and Rwanda at home (March 30) for their last group games of the 2021 Africa Nations qualifiers.