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Cameroon national team: Carlos Baleba set to make international debut

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Cameroon’s national football team, the “Indomitable Lions,” is poised to strengthen its ranks with the inclusion of Carlos Baleba. Amidst recent challenges, including the complicated situation surrounding former coach Marc Brys, Cameroon is taking steps to reinforce its squad, with the Carlos Baleba saga at the forefront.

Since his transfer to Brighton from Lille for nearly €27 million last summer, Carlos Baleba’s rise has been nothing short of remarkable.

The young midfielder has emerged as one of Europe’s most promising talents, catching the eye of observers across the continent.

Baleba’s absence from the Cameroon squad during the last Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) stirred controversy, particularly due to the team’s midfield struggles in his absence. However, after initial reluctance, Baleba has now agreed to represent the Indomitable Lions.

Following discussions with the player and his representatives, Baleba has given his consent to join the Cameroon national team.

According to Africafootunited, a source close to the player’s family revealed that “the Brighton midfielder has been convinced by Marc Brys and is now ready to play for the Indomitable Lions if he is called up.”

Having begun his footballing journey in Douala, Cameroon, Baleba’s trajectory has taken him from Futur Soccer to Brighton via LOSC Lille.

At just 20 years old, he has already made 24 appearances this season in the English Premier League, showcasing his talent on a global stage.

With the upcoming matches against Cape Verde and Angola looming, Cameroon’s head coach, Marc Brys, is working diligently to finalize his squad selection.

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Brys, who recently returned to Cameroon after a scouting trip to Europe, held meetings with key players and assessed potential talents, including Baleba.

The upcoming matches hold significant importance for Cameroon, especially following their early exit from the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

Brys is cognizant of the pressure and expectations surrounding him and aims to make his mark with the national team.

The forthcoming squad announcement will provide insight into Brys’s vision for Cameroon’s footballing future.

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