Matip and Nyom free to play without sanction

Date published: Thursday 5th January 2017 10:48

West Brom’s Allan Nyom and Liverpool’s Joel Matip have been left out of Cameroon’s African Nations Cup squad.

Baggies defender Nyom had travelled to Cameroon this week to speak to officials and will now return to England.

Nyom and Matip were two of seven players who told their country they did not want to take part in the tournament and they are now available for their clubs this month, although Matip has been battling an ankle injury.

Cameroon head coach Hugo Broos had previously suggested they could ask FIFA to suspend players from club matches during the tournament for refusing to play, but no action will be taken now they have been left out of the final squad.

Nyom joined West Brom from Watford in the summer while Matip moved to Liverpool from Schalke.

A list of all the Premier League players actually going to the tournament is here.

More Related Articles

Comments