Cameroon’s ace defender Nicolas Nkoulou, has announced he is taking a break from playing for the national team.
The 26-year-old scored in the just ended Nations Cup final with a powerful header, helping Cameroon to beat Egypt 2-1. Nkoulou has made 74 appearances for the Indomitable Lions and is a former captain of the team.
Nkoulou reportedly told the Foot Mercato website that he now has a sense of having accomplished his duty for country “.
“Since the beginning of my career, defending the colours of my country has always guided my steps. This mission has always constituted a motivating factor and one of my priorities. This decision has been difficult to take and I considered the advantages and disadvantages before arriving at a conclusion.”
Nkoulou however hinted he would return to the national team, adding: “A lion never dies.”