Cameroon has come a long way. Eliminated on the field by Gabon in the last round of qualifying for the CAN U23 (0-1, 1-0, 6-7 after tab.), the Cubs will see the final phase in Morocco, by decision of the African Confederation football (CAF).
Indeed, following the Gabon disqualifiedsanctioned for swapping the date of birth of winger Floriss Djave with that of another player during registration in the CMS system of CAF, the Cameroon U23 team has been drafted. “In reference to the decision of the CAF Disciplinary Jury to eliminate Gabon from the current edition of the U23 Africa Cup of Nations, please note that the case has been submitted to the Organizing Committee for Young people who decided that the Gabonese U23 team will be replaced by the last team they had eliminated, namely the Cameroonian U23 team”indicates a letter from CAF dated May 27.
“Therefore we hereby inform you that Cameroon will replace Gabon with the same order of matches established for Group B in the calendar of the final tournament of CAN U23, Morocco 2023”, added the instance. The team led by coach Guy Feutchiné will enter the competition on June 25 against Mali, then will face Niger on June 28, before rubbing shoulders with Egypt, defending champion, on the last day of the phase. of hens, the 1er July.
— GoTheLions (@GoTheLions) May 28, 2023
Etienne Eto’o is jubilant
Reacting to the news, Lionceaux attacking midfielder Étienne Eto’o (3 caps, 1 goal), showed his relief on his social networks. “Sometimes life gives us a second chance. To redeem yourself, to repair a mistake, to pull out a thorn… Qualified for the CAN U23 in Morocco », posted the resident of UD Poblense (Spain) on Twitter. On the other hand, this decision comes to deal a hell of a blow to Gabon which, not content to have appealed the decision of the CAF Disciplinary Jury, had published its list of 29 players for CAN U23. A list that included Floriss Djave, the player behind his disqualification.
🔴 Etienne Eto’o: “Sometimes life gives us a second chance. To redeem yourself, to repair a mistake, to pull out a thorn… Qualified for the CAN u23 in Morocco. » 🦁🇨🇲
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