By Elvis Patrick
Joel Matip has taken to his Facebook page to say he is considering a return to Lion’s den, but, “All I want is just seriousness that’s all”, he says.
Since Samuel Eto’o Fils became the president of the Cameroon Football Federation, efforts to bring back Joel Matip have multiplied. Appointed the new coach, Rigobert Song has equally made moves for Matip to come back to the den. Many before them have tried in vain.
Joel Matip who last played for Cameroon during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil turned his back on Cameroon due to what he termed ‘mismanagement issues’ in the national team.
Though he is considering a return he still maintains, ” All I want is just seriousness that’s all”.
“I admire a lot of what my big brothers Samuel Eto’o and Rigobert Song are doing for our country, to be honest with you, I have a lot of love for our country and den 🦁 I don’t have a Ballon d’Or yet though I deserve it too, hence I asked for some time to think about the call of big brother Song to be part of the World Cup squad”, Matip says.
Matip concludes, “I will give my vertical in October 2022, promise you”.
Though there have been reports that Song had secured a return for the Liverpool defender, Matip seems to still take his time to observe if things have changed at the football federation.
Matip is in top form having won the FA Cup with Liverpool and scoring even as a defender.