Olivier Ntcham could be set to win his first International cap with CAMEROON – after snubbing France. The 23-year-old is set to shock French coaches and join Clarence Seedorf’s Cameroonian National team after being named on their standby list.
Ntcham, born to Cameroonian parents, joined Celtic from Manchester City in 2017 and has represented France at all youth levels; however, he is deciding on his International future.
As reported by STV, the midfielder is taking his time over the decision to make sure that he makes the correct one for him.
“Cameroon have been in contact with me but, to make a good decision, you have to take your time. They are happy for me to do that.
“In life you have to take your time when you make a decision like this. Is it a decision from the heart or the head? Both.
“My parents are both from Cameroon but they haven’t said anything to me about it. It is my decision. My friends and family all have an opinion on the situation but I don’t want to say what it is.”
The Official Twitter of the Cameroon National team confirmed that Ntcham was on the side’s standby list for fixtures versus Cape Verde and Rwanda.
ÉLIMINATOIRES #CAN2021 #CAMEROUN2021
LISTE DES LIONS INDOMPTABLES CONVOQUÉS POUR LES MATCHS
CAMEROUN Vs CAP VERT & RWANDA Vs CAMEROUN DU 13 ET 17 NOVEMBRE 2019. @CAF_Online @FIFAcom pic.twitter.com/DwM23BlIJA
— Fecafoot-Officiel (@FecafootOfficie) November 2, 2019
Ntcham will be hoping to be part of the Celtic side as they battle Lazio on Thursday in the Group E clash at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.