It’s a sad story for defending champions, Cameroon as striker Diederick Joel Tagueu is been ruled out of their opening match at the ongoing 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament due to a heart problem.


The Indomitable Lions will  begin their defence at the 32nd

edition against Guinea Bissau, and will now be without the 25-year-old Marítimo star, who was initially in contention for a

starting spot in the Group F opener scheduled to kick off at the Ismailia Stadium.


Tagueu was expected to move his AFCON debut in Egypt but the Nkongsamba-born dream of playing at the continent’s most glamorous competition has come to an early end.


The Cameroon Football Federation are now expected to write CAF so as to replace theforward with another player as Clarence Seedorf side prepares to take on Guinea-Bissau before confronting tournament favourites Ghana and Benin.


Tagueu netted 10 goals in 33 outings for his Portuguese side this season ahead of the 2019 AFCON tournament.



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