Anthony Elanga is the latest player that Cameroon is set to lose as the Manchester United 19-year old forward seems well on his way to not defending the colors of his country of origin.
The United sensation is eligible to represent the national teams of Cameroon, Sweden and England.
Anthony Elanga made headlines in Britain on Thursday morning after his Champions League goal against Atletico Madrid.
Since then, the young striker of Cameroonian origin has been in the sights of the Indomitable Lions. But at first glance, it’s going to be a waste of time.
PSG’s Kylian Mbappe could have also represented Cameroon but he decided to play for France after some persons at the Cameroon FA reportedly demanded money from his father before Mbappe would be given chance to play for his native country.
Former captain Rigobert Song was appointed as head coach of the national team on Monday but it is understood Elanga’s decision is made already.
According to the English newspaper The Times, the Swedish coach Janne Andersson plans to call Anthony Elanga in the Swedish national team which will face the Czech Republic next March, during the Qatar 2022 World Cup play-offs.
The son of former Cameroonian international Joseph Elanga, has already worn the colors of the youth teams of Sweden where he was born on April 27, 2002.
Sources in Sweden said yesterday that the Swedish Football Association is confident that Elanga will choose the country where he was born.