CAN 2024: injured in the thigh, Cameroon captain Vincent Aboubakar withdraws

He is one of the faces of African football who is giving up on CAN 2024. Vincent Aboubakar, Cameroon’s star striker, will not participate in the continental competition, which will kick off this Saturday evening in Côte d’Ivoire. ‘Ivory. According to BeIN Sports, the captain of the Indomitable Lions was injured in training on Friday. He would suffer from a tear in his right thigh, too severe to hope for a return to competition.

Winner of the CAN in 2017 with Cameroon, Aboubakar is a reference on the African continent, he who also finished the 2022 edition with the title of top scorer. At home, the former Valenciennes and Lorient player scored eight goals in five games to take his team to the semi-final. Aged 31, this year he had the opportunity to equal Didier Drogba’s record, top scorer in the history of the competition with 11 goals, compared to 9 for Aboubakar.

This package necessarily represents a very big blow for the Cameroonian selection, present in the group of death in the company of Senegal, Gambia and Guinea, against whom Rigobert Song’s men will begin their CAN on Monday January 15 ( 6 p.m.).

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