Song makes shock Cameroon return
Alex Song will step out of international retirement and be a part of Cameroon’s squad to face South Africa this month.
New Indomitable Lions coach Hugo Broos has called upon the 28-year-old West Ham midfielder’s services, with Cameroon three points clear in Group M.
Song hasn’t featured for his country since their poor showing at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, when he lashed out at Mario Mandzukic of Croatia.
But while the Belgian has backed bringing in the experience of Song, he has also included two newcomers, with Sochaux’s Karl Toko, 23, and Anatole Abang, 19, of New York Red Bulls, called up to the squad.
However, Broos has chosen not to take a risk on Carlos Kameni, who has been out after having surgery on a knee injury, choosing Andre Onana instead.
Cameroon will hope to continue their impressive start to the campaign, in which they have won both of their opening matches, when they face third-placed South Africa on 26 March at the Limbe Omnisport Stadium.