Song snubbed by Cameroon


Song-edited1_3197599The Irons received a massive boost this morning  when Alex Song was left out of the Cameroon squad which will contest the African Nations Cup next month.

The Cameroon Football Federation announced their 23-man squad for next month’s tournament in Equatorial Guinea on their Twitter page @FecafootOfficie this morning and Song was not one of the seven midfielders included.

The omission comes as a surprise  as Song had reportedly informed the club that he intended to play in the tournament, which runs from January 17 to February 8.

However, ClaretandGugh reminded readers yesterday that following his exlcusion from two qualifiers in October the situation may not be cut and dried.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • JimmyM says:

    What a relief! early days yet and plenty can happen before the tournament gets under way.

  • el martillo says:

    Great news. Now we can not only “sing A. Song at christmas” but right through to the end of the season!

  • Peterrim says:

    This is sweet and sour news for him and us.

    Sour because he stays here in January. I am gutted for the lad as he is a class player and should be going to show the world how good he is. I just hope that his form doesn’t dip as a result of this snub and instead inspires him to show those who dropped him what a mistake it was.

    Sweet because he stays here in January. We get to keep one of our best performing players this season and this will help us to kick on in the second half of what is promising to be a defining season. I firmly believe that Cameroon’s loss will be our gain.

  • Michael Miller says:

    Great news for us!

    I thought Cameroon’s performance in the World Cup and Song’s ridiculous sending off were very suspicious and were under some sort of investigation – maybe I imagined it!

  • markro says:

    If they have got better players than Alex Song, they will walk this tournament.
    We wait and see.

  • markro says:

    …which presumably means that Senegal will be home early…

    …good news all round…

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