Cameroon internationals Didier Lamkel Ze and Nouhou Tolo of Wydad Casablanca and Seattle Sounders respectively will fly their country’s flag during the 2023 FIFA Club World Cup expected to get underway in Morocco early next month.
It was going to be just Tolo until few weeks ago when Lamkel Ze switched to Wydad as part of efforts from the hosts to improve their team and have a chance of experiencing a good run in the competition reserved for clubs their emerged champions of their continent.
Tolo who has been on the books of Seattle for just over half a decade inspired his club to win the CONCACAF title to earn a spot in the competition.
This edition of the tournament to take place in Morocco between February 1-11 will see the engagement of two African clubs in Al Ahly that finished runners-up in the CAF Champions League last season because the continental champions Wydad double as hosts.
Al Ahly get the competition underway on Wednesday with an intriguing clash against Auckland City, winners of the Oceania championship.
Wydad get their competition underway on February 4 against Al Hilal while Seattle follow up later that day with a pulsating clash against the winner of the game between Al Ahly and Auckland City.
The likes of Samuel Eto’o and Joel Matip are on the shortlist of few Cameroonians to feature in the competion since its inception in 2000 former even won it with the great Inter Milan side in 2010 – beating TP Mazembe that had some naturalized Cameroonians.