Crew’s Tchani, Red Bulls’ Abang selected by Cameroon for African Cup qualifiers

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After making his first appearance for the U.S. Men’s National Team back in January, Tony Tchani could be cap-tied to a different nation in the coming weeks.

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The Columbus Crew SC midfielder has been called up by his native country Cameroon ahead of the team’s 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifier versus South Africa.

The match will take place on March 26. Cameroon currently leads Group M through two games.

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Tchani, 26, holds duel-citizenships with Cameroon and the United States, making him eligible for both countries.

In addition to Tchani, New York Red Bulls attacker Anatole Abang has also received a call-up from head coach Hugo Broos. Abang has previously featured for Cameroon’s Under-17 and Under-20 sides.

West Ham United’s Alex Song has also earned himself a spot in the team. The 28-year old is currently on loan with the Hammers from La Liga side Barcelona.

Here’s the full roster for Cameroon’s match against South Africa:


Goalkeepers: André Onana (Ajax); Guy Roland Ndy Assembe (Nancy;) Fabrice Ondoa (Tarragona)

Defenders: Allan Nyom (Watford); Nicolas Nkoulou (Marseille); Aurélien Chedjou (Galatasaray); Henri Bedimo (Lyon); Bitolo Ambroise Oyongo (Montreal Impact); Adolphe Teikeu (Sochaux); Sébastien Bassong (Norwich)

Midfielders: Jonathan Ngwen II (Unisport Bafang); Stéphane Mbia (Heibei, China); Alex Song (West Ham); Franck Kom (Etoile du Sahel); Landry N’Guemo (Akishar); Dany Ndi (Sporting Dijon); Sébastien Siani (KV Oostende); Tony Tchiani (Colombus Crew); Marvin Matip (Inglostadt)

Forwards: Vincent Aboubakar (Porto); Christian Bekamenga (Metz); Eric Maxime Choupo Moting (Schalke); Benjamin Moukandjo (Lorient); Jacques Zoua (GFC Ajaccio); Edgard Sali (St. Gallen); Anatole Abang (New York Red Bulls); Karl Toko (Sochaux)

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