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AFCON 2023: Cameroon, DRC, Morocco name squads ahead of Jan tournament

In anticipation of the upcoming TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast 2023, African national teams have unveiled their provisional squads, setting the stage for intense competition. 

Cameroon, led by head coach Rigobert Song, have named a formidable squad of 27 players, with stars like Karl Toko-Ekambi and Vincent Aboubakar.

In Group C, the Indomitable Lions will face tough opponents Senegal, Gambia, and Guinea. The squad boasts a mix of experienced players and emerging talents across goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders, and forwards.

Meanwhile, Sébastien Desabre, coach of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, has revealed the 24 players entrusted with representing the Leopards in Group F. 

With notable names like Cédric Bakambu and Gaël Kakuta, the Congolese team is poised for a challenging campaign against Morocco, Tanzania, and Zambia.

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Morocco, guided by CAF Coach of the Year Walid Regragui, is eyeing success in Group F. The Atlas Lions’ provisional squad of 27 showcases a blend of skilful goalkeepers, solid defenders like Achraf Hakimi, and creative midfielders including Hakim Ziyech and Sofiane Boufal.

South Africa, under the leadership of coach Hugo Broos, has unveiled a squad led by CAF Interclub Player of the Year Percy Tau. Bafana Bafana, drawn in Group E, will face Mali, Namibia, and Tunisia. The squad features a mix of seasoned players like Ronwen Williams and emerging talents like Evidence Makgopa.

As anticipation builds for the tournament, fans eagerly await the clash of these football titans in the quest for TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations glory.

Below are confirmed provisional squads

Cameroon provisional squad:

GOALKEEPERS: André Onana, Devis Epassy, Simon Ngapandouetnbu, Fabrice Ondoa
DEFENDERS: Jean-Charles Castelletto, Harold Moukoudi, Oumar Gonzalez, Darlin Yongwa, Nouhou Tolo, Christopher Wooh, Enzo Tchato, Junior Tchamadeu, Malcolm Bokele
MIDFIELDERS: Yvan Neyou, Olivier Kemen, Olivier Ntcham, André-Frank Zambo Anguissa, Wilfried Nathan Douala, Benjamin Elliot Njongue
FORWARDS: Karl Toko-Ekambi, George-Kevin Nkoudou, Vincent Aboubakar, Faris Pemi Moumbagna, François-Régis Mughe, Frank Magri, Leonel Ateba, Clinton Njié

DR Congo players selected for AFCON 2023:

Goalkeepers: Lionel Mpasi, Dimitry Bertaud, Baggio Siadi,
Defenders: Brian Bayeye, Rocky Bushiri, Gédéon Kalulu, Dylan Batubinsika, Arthur Masuaku, Chancel Mbemba, Joris Kayembe, Henock Baka
Midfielders: Edo Kayembe, Silas Katompa Mvumpa, Charles Pickel, Samuel Moutoussamy, Meschack Elia, Theo Bongonda, Aaron Tshibola, Grady Diangana, Gaël Kakuta
Forwards: Yoane Wissa, Cédric Bakambu, Simon Banza, Fiston Mayele,

Morocco’s Provisional Squad:

GOALKEEPERS: Yassine Bounou, Mounir El Kajoui, El Mehdi Benabid
DEFENDERS: Achraf Hakimi, Mohamed Chibi, Abdelkabir Abqar, Ghanem Saiss, Nayef Aguerd, Yunis Abdelhamid, Chadi Riad, Noussair Mazraoui, Yahya Attiat Allah
MIDFIELDERS: Bilal El Khannouss, Azzeddine Ounahi, Oussama El Azzouzi, Sofyan Amrabat, Selim Amallah, Amir Richardson, Hakim Ziyech, Amine Harit, Sofiane Boufal
FORWARDS: Ismael Saibari, Amine Adli, Ayoub El Kaabi, Youssef En-Nesyri, Tarik Tissoudali, Abdessamad Ezzalzouli

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South Africa’s Provisional Squad:

 GOALKEEPERS: Ronwen Williams, Veli Mothwa, Ricardo Goss
DEFENDERS: Sydney Mobbie, Grant Kekana, Terence Mashego, Nkosinathi Sibisi, Aubrey Modiba, Siyanda Xulu, Mothobi Mvala, Khuliso Mudau
MIDFIELDERS: Teboho Mokoena, Siphephelo Sithole, Jayden Adams, Thabang Monare, Thapelo Maseko, Thapelo Morena
FORWARDS: Themba Zwanem, Zakhele Lepasa, Oswin Appollis, Mihlali Mayambela, Percy Tau, Evidence Makgopa



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