Erik Maxime Choupo-Moting – Bayern Munich – Lazio
“He did not respond to the request of the federation,” said Cameroon coach Antonio Oliveira, in response to a question about Chubu Muteng’s absence.
But Camille, the player’s father and his agent, responded in a statement to “Naja TV” and said: “You sent the invitation to the wrong e-mail, and you only noticed that on Monday, that’s a lack of professionalism.”
He added, “The Cameroonian Federation contacted me to find out the reason. I contacted Bayern Munich, who confirmed that he did not receive any e-mail or invitation.”
Cameroon tops Group F with 10 points, followed by Mozambique with four points, equally with Cape Verde, and finally Togo ranks fourth with one point.
Cameroon plays its qualifying matches as friendly matches as it is the host of the tournament.
The 31-year-old player had previously worn the Cameroon national team shirt in 53 matches, during which he scored 13 goals and made four others.