2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers: Asante Kotoko livewire Franck Etouga Mbella earns Cameroon national team call-up

Asante Kotoko striker, Franck Etouga Mbella has earned a maiden call-up into the Cameroonian national team ahead of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations [AFCON] qualifiers.

Mbella has been a key figure for the Ghana Premier League heavyweights in the ongoing 2021/22 campaign.

The 22-year-old who joined the club from AS Fortuna de Mfou has scored 19 goals in his maiden season.

Mbella has been included in the Indomitable Lions squad for preparations ahead of the upcoming 2023 AFCON qualifiers.

He is expected to be featured in two games in the first round of the qualifiers against Kenya and Burundi.

The promising striker was a member of the Cameroon U-20 national team in 2020 and was named on the team’s squad list for the UNIFFAC U-20 Nations Cup which also serves as qualifiers for the 2021 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations.

He scored one goal in their 3 –1 victory over Congo. Cameroon won the competition and qualified for the Africa U-20 Cup of Nations.

Mbella however missed out on the squad for the 2021 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations.

He is expected to be named in the Cameroon World Cup squad.

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