March 13, 2007 / 4:39 PM / 12 years ago

Soccer-Job makes Cameroon comeback after five years

YAOUNDE, March 13 (Reuters) - Sedan striker Joseph Desire Job will end a five-year absence from the Cameroon squad when he joins up for an African Nations Cup qualifier against Liberia on March 24.

Job, who last played for the Indomitable Lions in the 2002 Nations Cup, was in a 20-strong squad named late on Monday by interim manager Jules Nyonga.

The forward, who has scored seven league goals this season for his Ligue 1 club, will join a squad who are expected to begin training in Yaounde on March 20.

Cameroon are top of Group 5 with six points from two games, leading Liberia and Equatorial Guinea, both on three points, and Rwanda who have yet to score a point.

Barcelona forward Samuel Eto’o is back in the squad, having returned to club action in February following a four-month absence due to a knee injury.

Hamburg defender Timothee Atouba also returns for the first time since since last year’s African Nations Cup in Egypt.

Werder Bremen defender Pierre Wome was left out after failing to show for last month’s friendly against Togo.

Wome has not played an international since he missed the October 2005 penalty that would have qualified the team for the 2006 World Cup in Germany.

Squad:

Goalkeepers: Idriss Kameni (Espanyol), Souleymanou Hamidou (Denizlispor)

Defenders: Rigobert Song (Galatasaray), Geremi (Chelsea), Benoit Angbwa (FC Krylia Sovetov), Ateba Bilayi (Châteauroux), Timothee Atouba (Hamburg SV), André Bikey (Reading)

Midfielders: Eric Matoukou (Racing Genk), Jean Makoun (Lille), Stephane Mbia (Rennes), Saidou Alioum (Nantes), Salomon Olembe (Olympique Marseille), Daniel Ngom Kome (Real Valladolid), Justice Wamfor (Germinal Beerschot)

Forwards: Joseph Désiré Job (Sedan), Idrissou Mohamadou (MSV Duisburg), Landry Nguemo (Nancy), Samuel Eto’o (Barcelona), Achille Webo (Osasuna)

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