Cameroon players warned about future conduct by coach

Cameroon coach Jean-Paul Akono
Cameroon coach Jean-Paul Akono

Eleven Cameroon players who skipped a friendly international last month have been named in the squad for the World Cup qualifier against Togo in Yaounde next week.

The Cameroon coach Jean-Paul Akono has however warned the players that any absence this time could cost them their international futures.

All eleven men failed to respond to a call-up for a friendly in Tanzania last month, which the Indomitable Lions lost.

They included captain Samuel Eto'o.

"I have called up the players who I think are the most competitive now and anyone who does not turn up this time will never again be called up in the national squad as long as I remain the head coach," Jean-Paul Akono said.

"We have done our best to resolve differences between some players and disagreements with the federation. The players should know that when they are called up it is to serve the nation and not any particular individual."

Among the others warned are vice captain Nicolas Nkoulou, Alexandre Song, Jean Makoun, Joel Matip and Achille Emana.

Cameroon, who have a win and a loss in their first two group matches in the qualifiers for next year's finals in Brazil, have recalled Norwich City defender Sebastien Bassong for the match.