Red Bulls’ Anatole Abang called into Cameroon camp

IMAGE, MATT KREMKAU FOR EMPIRE OF SOCCER

by DAVE MARTINEZ

Cameroon head coach Hugo Broos has made some interesting call-ups for the team’s qualifier against South Africa on March 26th, recalling retired intentional Alex Song — and naming New York Red Bulls bench player Anatole Abang for his first senior team stint.

Abang, 19, made 17 appearances and three starts with the Red Bulls last season, scoring four goals and an assist in that time. He featured for the Cameroon U-17 team and is part of their U-20 pool as well. He also featured for the Red Bulls’ USL reserve side, New York Red Bulls II, scoring four goals in six starts last season.

While a seldom used figure within the Red Bulls’ senior team construct, the young striker is held in high regard among the team’s braintrust. Abang joined the club from Rainbow FC last season, earning his spot through a preseason trial.

Cameroon are currently atop their group with six points through two matches.

Here is the full roster:

Cameroon squad:

Goalkeepers: André Onana (Ajax); Guy Roland Ndy Assembe (Nancy;) Fabrice Ondoa (Tarragona)

Defenders: Allan Nyom (Watford); Nicolas Nkoulou (Marseille); Aurélien Chedjou (Galatasaray); Henri Bedimo (Lyon); Bitolo Ambroise Oyongo (Montreal Impact); Adolphe Teikeu (Sochaux); Sébastien Bassong (Norwich)

Midfielders: Jonathan Ngwen II (Unisport Bafang); Stéphane Mbia (Heibei, China); Alex Song (West Ham); Franck Kom (Etoile du Sahel); Landry N’Guemo (Akishar); Dany Ndi (Sporting Dijon); Sébastien Siani (KV Oostende); Tony Tchiani (Colombus Crew); Marvin Matip (Inglostadt)

Forwards: Vincent Aboubakar (Porto); Christian Bekamenga (Metz); Eric Maxime Choupo Moting (Schalke); Benjamin Moukandjo (Lorient); Jacques Zoua (GFC Ajaccio); Edgard Sali (St. Gallen); Anatole Abang (New York Red Bulls); Karl Toko (Sochaux)

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  • Andrew Bissonette

    He’s got no chance of really seeing the field, but it will be great for him to learn from some of those very talented forwards! Congrats, Anatole!!

    • Terry

      LETS GO IMPACT !!!!!!!!!!!!!