Cameroon in Europe talent hunt

A Cameroonian delegation will go to Europe in a bid to convince players of Cameroonian origin to make themselves available for the Indomitable Lions.

The hunt for new talent comes as Cameroon gear up for next year's World Cup finals in Brazil.

Cameroon's football federation - Fecafoot - said their focus for the time being was on four players plying their trade in France.

The quartet comprises three 20-year-olds - Axel Ngando at Ligue 2 club Auxerre, Samuel Umtiti at Lyon and Jean-Christophe Behebeck at Valenciennes.

Another Auxerre player Paul-Georges Ntep de Madiba, 21, is also a target as Cameroon seek to strengthen their squad for Brazil.

"We want to convince them to play for Cameroon, notably in the World Cup but also in the future," Fecafoot said in a statement.

"The idea is to clarify their status and then seek Fifa permission to change their nationality."

Cameroon will be competing at their seventh World Cup and have been drawn in Group A alongside hosts Brazil, Croatia and Mexico.