Cameroon have strengthened their squad for their upcoming 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ qualifier against Morocco by naming French-born centre-half Sebastien Bassong and the veteran Timothee Atouba for the Group A encounter.
It is a first call-up for Bassong, a former French U-21 international who was relegated from the English Premier League at the weekend with his club Newcastle United. Atouba returns after injury ruined most of his Bundesliga season with Hamburg in Germany.
He has made just two substitute appearances for Hamburg since October. Monaco's young defender Nicolas Nkoulou replaces the suspended Andre Bikey. Nkoulou won his first cap against South Africa in a friendly in November.
Cameroon coach Otto Pfister has also named Ajax midfielder Eyong Enoh for the first time. Also recalled for match on 7 June in Yaounde is striker Pierre Boya from Ligue 1 club Grenoble. Cameroon lost 1-0 to Togo in their opening Group A qualifier in March.
Goalkeepers: Idriss Carlos Kameni (Espanyol, Spain), Joslain Mayebi (Hakoach Ramat Gan, Israel), Hamidou Souleymanou (Kayserispor, Turkey)
Defenders: Benoit Assou Ekotto (Tottenham Hotspur, England), Timothee Aouba (Hamburg, Germany), Sebastien Bassong (Newcastle United, England), Augustin Binya (Benfica, Portugal), Armand Deumi (Gaziantepspor, Turkey), Geremi Fotso Njitap (Newcastle United, England), Nicolas Nkoulou (Monaco, France), Rigobert Song (Trabzonspor, Turkey)
Midfielders: Aurelien Chedjou (Lille, France), Eric Djemba Djemba (Odense, Denmark), Achille Emana (Real Betis, Spain), Eyong Enoh (Ajax, Netherlands), Jean Makoun (Olympique Lyon, France), Modeste Mbami (Olympique Marseille, France), Stephane Mbia (Stade Rennes, France), Daniel Ngom Kome (Tenerife, Spain), Alioum Saidou (Kayserispor, Turkey)
Strikers: Paul Alo'o Efoulou (Angers, France), Pierre Boya (Grenoble, France), Samuel Eto'o (Barcelona, Spain), Dorge Rostard Kouemaha (MSV Duisburg, Germany), Somen Tchoyi (SV Salzburg, Austria)