By Kila Jisi
Ajax Amsterdam midfielder, Enoh Enong who made his come back to the Lions dens has been dropped from the squad to face Libya for the 2014 Cup qualifier this week-end.
Enoh missed out on the qualifier match last week-end in which the indomitable Lions bagged a 1-0 win against the DR Congo due to a knee injury.
He was injured during the Guinea Conakry match in Metz, the coach, Denis Lavagne précised.
The 23 man squad that arrive Sousse last week did not include Eyong who is till convalescing from injury.
The 26-year-old only recently returned to the Indomitable Lions squad after burying his differences with the Cameroonian federation (Fecafoot).
Last year, Eyong was issued with a two-match ban, later reduced to two months ban, following his role in a player strike over bonuses.
Before leaving the squad Enoh said “There’s a good spirit in the team, a lot of young players also and we’re building a whole new team”
Eyong is ruled of next week’s Group I match against Libya and probably against the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at home to Guinea-Bissau.
The former vice captain was also left out of sharing the spoils of the win against DR Congo.
Though the Sports Minister and players agreed on the bonuses, only the 23 players on the match list were considered after the win.
Following the agreement with the sports minister each player bags home FCFA 5 million for a match won during the World Cup qualifiers. During the second round of eliminations each player will bag home FCFA 6 million for a match won as agreed in Metz France.
The agreement with the minister does not have a clause that only the 23 player on the match list are to receive the bonus for a match won.
The players had to contribute about half a million that is, FCFA 450,000 to provide bonuses for Enoh Eyong, Nicolas Nkoulou and Ghomsi thanks to Alexandre Song who was not comfortable with the sharing of the bonuses the way the ministry had done.
“It’s a good feeling to be back in the national team,” Eyong had told lions4life.com ahead of the DR Congo Cameroon match.
“The last few months I have been supporting the team (from afar) and had to find out the result in Guinea-Bissau through the media.”
Eyong, a former vice-captain of the national team, missed that tie after serving out his two months ban.
Fresh from winning the Dutch league with Ajax Amsterdam, Eyong was recently among a quartet of senior Cameroon stars who met the country’s sports minister to agree player bonuses.
The meeting in France was convened to avoid a repeat of last year’s strike, which involved national team players refusing to play an international friendly in Algeria.
Despite the damage caused to Cameroonian football by the incident, Eyong believes the strike has changed some aspects surrounding the Indomitable Lions for the better.