Violence scupper plans

Cameroon have cancelled their pre-Nations Cup training camp in Kenya because of the post-election violence in the country.

Cameroon have cancelled their pre-Nations Cup training camp in Kenya because of the post-election violence in the country.

The Indomitable Lions were to train at high altitude in Kenya. Coach Otto Pfister has announced that the team will instead prepare for the Nations Cup in Burkina Faso's capital, Ouagadougou, between January 4 and 14.

The team will then travel to Yaounde for two days before leaving for Kumasi, Ghana. Pfister has named his 28-man shortlist for the tournament, and all except one are based outside Cameroon.

Despite the German coach's intentions to woo back Portsmouth defender Lauren, the player is not in the squad. Barcelona striker Samuel Eto is included in the list. Ten of the players will be fighting for their first nations Cup appearance.

Squad:

Goalkeepers: Hamidou Souleymanou (Denizlispor, Turkey), Carlos Idriss Kameni (Espanyol, Spain), Pierre Ebede Owona (Metz, France), Janvier Mbarga (Canon Yaounde)

Defenders: Rigobert Song (Galatassaray), Eric Matoukou (Racing Genk, Belgium), Andre Bikey (Reading), Gilles Augustin Binya (Benfica), Timothee Atouba (Hamburg, Germany), Alexis Enam Mendomo (Club Africain, Tunisia), Benoit Angbwa (Saturn Moscow, Russia), Bill Tchato (Qatar Sport Club).

Midfielders: Geremi Njitap (Newcastle United), Alexandre Song (Arsenal), Achille Emana (Toulouse, France), Jean Joel Epalle (Bochum, Germany), Landry Nguemo (AS Nancy, France), Stephan Mbia (Rennes, France), Jean Makoun (Lille, France, Alain Junior Olle Olle (Club National, Uruguay), Modeste Mbami (Olympique Marseille), Alain Nkong (Atlente, Mexico), Paul Essola, (Arsenal Kyiv, Ukraine)

Strikers: Samuel Eto'o Fils (Barcelona), Bertin Tomou (Excelsor Mouscron, Belgium), Mohamadou Idrissou (Duisbourg MSV, Germany), Joseph Desire Job (Nice, France), Christian Bekamenga (Persib Bandung, Indonesia) - BBC

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