After putting up an excellent performance at the Total U17 Nations Cup in Tanzania, Steve Regis Mvoue has been called in Cameroon’s provisional 37-man squad to prepare for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
Mvoue helped Cameroon to victory last month and was voted player of the tournament, something that promoted Clarence Seedorf to add the youngster to the senior team squad as they prepare for Africa’s most prestigious tournament.
“I feel great joining the national team. It’s an honour and all my life I’ve worked hard for this, now I have to prepare for this. It’s a new opportunity and I have to work hard,” Mvoue was quoted saying.
The youngster believes that he has been added to the senior national team because of good performances and therefore ready to work hard in order to maintain it.
“I wasn’t approached by anyone from the technical staff. I know that my performances with the U17 and U23 teams are the reason why I have this call-up, I need to work hard to deserve the coach’s confidence,” he noted.
Brest and Reims defenders Jean-Charles Castelleto and Tristan Dingomé are the other newcomers on the team.
Seedorf and his troop are expected to depart for Spain for a pre-tournament training camp on June 4th, where the squad will be reduced to 23 players who will make it to Egypt.
They will begin their title defense in Group F against Guinea-Bissau on June 25th, before facing off with Ghana and Benin on June 29th and July 2nd respectively.