Brentford’s Mbeumo targets Cameroon change earlier than World Cup


YAOUNDE, Cameroon — Including to its recruitment drive forward of the World Cup, Cameroon’s soccer federation stated Friday that Brentford winger Bryan Mbeumo needs to change his worldwide eligibility from France to Cameroon.

Mbeumo could be the third former France under-21 worldwide this 12 months to change to Cameroon. FIFA beforehand permitted requests by winger Georges-Kévin Nkoudou and midfielder Olivier Ntcham, who’ve household ties to Cameroon and by no means performed for the French senior nationwide staff.

Mbeumo, who turns 23 on Sunday, joined Brentford from French aspect Troyes in 2019 and helped the London membership win promotion to the Premier League final 12 months. He scored 4 objectives as Brentford impressed in its debut top-tier season and positioned thirteenth.

The Cameroon federation stated Mbeumo was “motivated by the renewed credibility” of the federation, now led by former nice Samuel Eto’o, and professionalism in how nationwide groups are managed.

Cameroon is coached by Rigobert Tune, who performed at 4 World Cups between 1994 and 2010 and is the one participant to have made extra appearances than Eto’o for the Indomitable Lions.

Cameroon has been drawn in a World Cup group with Brazil, Serbia and Switzerland. The match in Qatar begins on Nov. 21.

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