Cameroon’s Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting will miss his country’s Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier after an official of the football association sent his invitation to herself instead of Bayern Munich, his club.
The player is said to have been surprised that he did not get an invitation as he is one of the major players in the team. He would later find out there had been a mix up in his invitation mail.
Choupo-Moting’s father has since spoken out in support of his son following the bizarre mistake, revealing that he was the one to first realise what had happened.
“I was contacted by the association to find out what was going on. I contacted FC Bayern and they confirmed that they had not received the invitation,” he told Naja TV, per Bavarianfootballworks.
“It looks like she sent it to the wrong email address instead. For me, that’s a lack of professionalism.
“When sending invitations, be sure to send them to the correct address. If that doesn’t happen, I don’t understand why it’s the club’s or Maxim’s fault.”
Toni Conceicao, Cameroon’s coach, will have to do without the 32-year-old in the games against Cape Verde and Rwanda. The side has qualified as hosts and are also on top of the group with three wins and a draw.