Brentford Forward Declines French Nationality, Settles For Cameroon

Bryan Mbuemo
Brentford striker Bryan Mbuemo during a past training session.

Cameroon has finally secured the services of Brentford forward, Bryan Mbuemo, a former U-20 French international. 

The news of Mbuemo joining was announced by Cameroonian Football Federation (Fecafoot) president, Samuel Etoo, on August 5. 

“The Cameroon Football Federation is pleased to announce to the national and international public opinion that the footballer Bryan Mbuemo has decided to play for the Cameroon national football team, the Indomitable Lions. 

"This decision is the result of extensive discussions with the President of the Federation,” part of the statement read. 

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Mbuemo, 23, was born in France and has made his international lines in the French youth teams having appeared in three caps with the U-20s. 

The 23-year-old played in the Premier League in the 2021/2022 season where he scored eight goals and seven assist in 38 matches across all competitions. 

“Bryan Mbeumo was born on August 7, 1999, in Avallon, France. He is a professional footballer who plays as a striker for Brentford FC in the English Premier League. 

“Last season, he scored 8 goals and made 7 assists in 38 matches for his club in all competitions. He also has 3 caps for France's U-20 team and 7 for the U-21s,” the statement read. 

The arrival of Mbeumo is expected to be a real asset for Cameroon's national team with his scoring and distribution capabilities. 

Mbuemo can play in different positions including as a forward, striker and winger.

In the recent past, African teams that will be playing in the Qatar 2022, World Cup have acquired services of European players as they strengthen their squad.

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