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Cameroon Coach, Jean Paul Akono is meeting with captain, Nicolas Nkoulou in France. He left Cameroon last night.

Akono’s objective is to talk Nicola Nkoulou, Olympic de Marseilles defender, to surrender the man for the prodigal son, Samuel Eto’o Fils.

Nkoulou was made captain recently by Denis Lavagne, suspended as coach of the national team.

After his appointment, Akono said as long as he remained coach, the captainship of the team is for oldest of the group.

He said the captain had to be someone always in the field and in top form, and Eto’o was an embodiment of his qualities of a captain.

“I will talk it out with the captains recently selected, he had told BBC Sports.

Akono is meeting Nkoulou after the meeting with the Prime Minister, Philemon Yang in the company of Samuel Eto’o Fils, Team Manager, Rigobert Song and the Sports Minister, Adouma Garoua.

The coach would also talk with Rennes central defender, Jean Armel kana Biyik who has never answered present to any Cameroon call up.

Jean II Makoun, Rennes midfielder, who abandoned the team in protest against the eight-month match ban handed Eto’o, is another player the coach plans to meet and talk to for a change of heart.

On return this week –end, Akono would make public the 23-man squad to take on Cape Verde for the return leg of the African Nations Cup qualifiers, on Monday October 1.

The Blue Sharks trashed the Lions 2-0 in the away leg.

The Lions would train ahead of the match, at African Football Confederation, CAF, training centre in Mbankomo, in the outskirts of Yaoundé.

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