Africa Cup of Nations: Cameroon will not replace Tagueu after heart problem

Joel Tagueu, Maritimo
Joel Tagueu (left) made 10 appearances in all competitions for Maritimo last season

Cameroon will not replace forward Joel Tagueu after he was ruled out of the Africa Cup of Nations with a heart defect.

A scan undertaken during the Indomitable Lions' recent training camp in Qatar detected a problem with the striker's coronary artery.

A statement on the federation's website says there is a "non-zero risk of sudden death on the field".

Tagueu spent last season at Portuguese top-flight club Maritimo.

According to team doctor Prof William Ngatchou, Tagueu had been undergoing similar scans for over eight years but those tests failed to highlight any issues.

Clarence Seedorf's side kick off their Africa Cup of Nations campaign against Guinea-Bissau on Tuesday (18:00 BST).

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