Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting has been withdrawn from Cameroon’s World Cup qualifier against Nigeria after suffering a hamstring injury.
The Stoke City forward hobbled out of a 4-0 defeat to Nigeria in Uyo on Friday that all-but ended Cameroon’s hopes of making it to Russia next year. He lasted 13 minutes after being brought on at half-time with the score at 2-0.
Cameroon boss Hugo Broos said this afternoon: “Choupo is out for tomorrow. This is the second time this has happened. It’s a shame because every time he’s here he gets hurt and when he’s not here it’s because he got hurt with his club.
“He is suffering a little too much with this injury. It’s not pleasant for him or for us.”
Choupo-Moting, aged 28, has started Stoke’s last two games as centre forward having joined as a free agent in the summer after leaving Schalke.