Liverpool defender Joel Matip has been warned that he may face “action” over his refusal to play for Cameroon at the African Cup of Nations.
Matip has cited “a bad experience with previous staff” as the reason why he chose to reject a call-up for the tournament that starts on January 14 in Gabon.
The Reds centre-back hasn’t played for his national team since 2014 but Cameroon’s Football Federation (Fecafoot) haven’t reacted well to the news.
A statement read: “Seven have called the coach by telephone to notify him of their unavailability.
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“Joel Matip does not want to play with the Lions at the moment due to a bad experience with the previous technical staff.