Cameroon named Lazio midfielder in Olympic squad

22
May

Lazio midfielder Joseph-Marie Minala in photo is one of the few foreign-based players called up to revamp the Cameroon squad ahead of their first leg Olympic Games qualifier against Sierra Leone on Sunday.

Sierra Leone U-23 team are to host their Olympic qualification tie in their rival’s capital city because of the ongoing CAF moratorium on football in Ebola-hit countries.

The first leg is scheduled for May 24 and the second leg will be held on the weekend of May 29-31, 2015.

A year ago Minala was subjected to age debate that forced Lazio to release official documents and threaten legal action to prove a youth team player was still a teenager and not in his 40s.

At age 17, Joseph Marie Minala, was criticised over social media sites after releasing a picture showing him looking much older than his teenage years? Quotes also appeared in Senegalese media that said Minala was 41.

Cameron U-23 assistant Emmanuel Maboang yesterday said Minala and the rest of the squad are currently pitched in the Fecafoot technical center at Odza ahead of their doubleheader to be played at the Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo in Yaoundé.

Other prominent names in the young Lions squad are Ajax keeper André Ako, Valencia attacking midfielder Alain Richard Ebwelle, 19, Right midfielder Fabien Thokomeni from Herta 06 in Germany.

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