Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting explains why he opted out of the Africa cup of nations

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The Africa cup of nations will take place in Gabon soon. However, the tournament has been plauged with players opting out of the tournament. Prominent among the players for Cameroon is Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting. His announcement, came as a big shock to football crazy Cameroonian fans.

Choupo-Moting explained that he decided to stay out of the tournament, because of his commitment to Schalke. His club is hit with lots of injuries and there is no striker with his experience to take charge in his absence.

Also, his contract will soon expire and wants to find a common ground towards renewal.

He came to the conclusion not to play for Cameroon after the Christmas vacation. Although some people were angry and disappointed about his decision, he re-iterated that he has not officially retired from playing for Cameroon.