Breaking: Benjamin Moukandjo quits the National Team.

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While Maitre Dieudonné Happi, president of the Fecafoot Normalization Committee is currently holding the reconciliation speech in the Indomitable Lions den, international striker Benjamin Moukandjo is playing against the tide. 

Granting this week his pardon to Clinton Njie, the author of  indiscipline in the den of the Indomitable Lions, Maitre Dieudonné Happi, the president  of the Normalisation committee of FECAFOOT, justified his decision with “the spirit of reconciliation that is currently prevailing in the national team.




Four days after publishing its decision that makes Clinton Njie again selectable for the Cameroon team, the president of the FECAFOOT Normalization Committee received this Saturday, September 22, 2018, a news that chilled his speech on reconciliation within the den of the Indomitable Lions.

Indeed, striker Benjamin Moukandjo, captain of the National team, 2017 AFCON champion in Gabon, has decided to no longer play under the colors of Cameroon. In a press release issued for this purpose on Saturday, September 22, 2018, the young 30-year-old striker explains that he decided to retire internationally because of a lack of consideration in his person by the Dutchman Clarence Seedorf, new coach of the Cameroon team since August 10, 2018.

“I became aware of my non-selection in the first list of players called for the AFCON 2019 Indomitable Lions pre-season campaign and statements from national coach Clarence Seedorf. However, I find this approach inelegant and unfair to me. Inelegant because I was not even entitled to a phone call, in my capacity as captain who led the Lions to the fifth coronation of Cameroon, in 2017, despite the contingencies that have repeatedly wanted in the shadows influenced the maintenance of group cohesion. Unfair because of the argument put forward that players “exotic championships” do not deserve to be called for competitive deficit. On this subject, and in all modesty, my current real level, as well as that of other teammates, should have first been evaluated in the field before making any decision to shelve. In all objectivity” 

said Beijing Renhe FC, strike
Since the ten-year reign of Rigobert Song, the emblematic captain of the Indomitable Lions, all his successors have been strangely deposed after more or less ephemeral leadership. This is the case of Samuel Eto’o, Nicolas Nkoulou, Stephan Mbia, and today Benjamin Moukandjo, recently replaced by Michael Ngadeu Ngadui. With the arrival of coach Clarence Seedorf, the Cameroon team counted their fifth captain in the space of eight years

Benjamin Moukandjo’s press release

“I became aware of my non-selection in the first list of players called for the Indomitable Lions preparatory campaign for the AFCON 2019 and the statements of the national coach, Mr. Clarence Seedorf. However, I find this approach inelegant and unfair to me .
Inelegant because I was not even entitled to a phone call, in my capacity as captain who led the Lions to the fifth coronation of Cameroon, in 2017, despite the contingencies that have repeatedly wanted in the shadows influencing the maintenance of group cohesion.
Unfair because of the argument put forward that players in “exotic championships” do not deserve to be called because of competitiveness deficit.
On this subject, and in all modesty, my current real level, as well as that of other teammates, should have first been evaluated in the field before making any decision to shelve. In all objectivity.
Because the selection must remain open to all the talents of Cameroon. In my soul and conscience I decided to withdraw from the national team of Cameroon.
I remain proud of years with the Indomitable Lions and thank all my teammates, and those who supported and trusted me.
I withdraw, convinced in all humility, to have accomplished my mission and to have lived up to the expectations of my country. I wish good luck to my classmates and team-mates to defend the Lions for the next AFCON, which I ardently wish to be won again for the honor of Cameroon. ”
Benjamin Moukandjo

Source: Cameroon-info.net 

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