Tottenham defender Assou-Ekotto out of Cameroon squad

The 28-year-old left back has notified the Indomitable Lions coach, Jean-Paul Akono, he would not be travelling for the World Cup qualifier against Togo due to personal reasons

Tottenham defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto has withdrawn from the Cameroon squad for their upcoming clash with Togo in World Cup 2014 qualifying.

The 28-year-old left back, who has not played with the Indomitable Lions for almost two years, pulled out of the squad on Wednesday due to family reasons.

No details were given by the Lions coach, Jean-Paul Akono, who will also be doing without injured defenders Danny Nounkeu and Aurelien Chedjou of Galatasaray and Lille respectively.

Cameroon will play host to Group I bottom-placed Togo on Saturday in Yaounde, while leaders Libya and second-placed DR Congo will lock horns in Kinshasa on Sunday.