Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting explained why he opted out of the Africa nations cup. However, there is confusion over his playing status as the Bundesliga resume tomorrow.
Schalke sports director, Christian Heidel, said at a press conference today, “it states in FIFA statue that when a player does not honor an invitation, then he is not allowed to play for his club during the duration of the tournament. Now, the question is, was Eric Maxim Choupo.Moting invited ? We are of the opinion that he was not invited and therefore should not be sanctioned.”
Heidel also informed Journalists that the club is in constant talks with FIFA and expect a decision latest tomorrow or thereabout. Schalke believe that Choupo-Moting’s case is different from Joel Matip, another Cameroonian, who refused to play for the Indomitable Lions.
It is interesting to note that Choupo-Moting did not announce his retirement from the Indomitable Lions. Let us await the decision of FIFA in relation to the Cameroon national team on the issue.