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The Cameroon football federation has summoned 35 players for a workshop to prepare for the 2013 African Under-17 Championship qualifying and the Montaigu tournament in France

Thirty-five Cameroonian players began an intensive workshop in Yaounde on Tuesday, meant to prepare the nation’s junior team for the qualifiers of the 10th Caf Under-17 Championship scheduled for Morocco in 2013 and the Montaigu international tournament in France during the month of April.

The list was put together by the Cameroon football federation (Fecafoot), with most of the players drawn from the division two and regional leagues, notably from Apejes, AS Valence, Ecole de football des Brasseries du Cameroun, Mercur Sport Academy, Musango FC, Hope Footbal Academy, Olympic, Fundesport, Arsenal and AS Fortuna.

The training workshop will be headed by team coach Richard Towa and will end on February 19. A final group of 26 players will be selected for the events, the coach said.

In September, Cameroon will face off against the winner from the first round clash between Chad and Sierra Leone. And in the event of a win, the Lionceaux will meet, for the third and final round, a team to be determined by a draw at Caf headquarters in Cairo, Egypt.

About 30 clubs and national teams in the U17 category will be participating in the Montaigu international tournament, including Argentina, Brazil, Italy, Germany, France, England, Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Japan and Australia.

The clubs taking part in the event are Bayern Munich, Ajax Amsterdam, Paris Saint-Germain, Olympique de Marseille and AS Saint-Etienne.

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