Paris Saint-Germain striker Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting will be leading Cameroon in the defense of their Africa Cup of Nations title in Egypt.
The 30-year-old will captain the Indomitable Lions side who have been without a permanent captain since the appointment of Clarence Seedorf.
The Cameroon Football Federation made the announcement at a press conference on Wednesday.
Choupo-Moting will be hoping to lead Cameroon to their sixth continental title following his maiden season with Ligue 1 champions PSG, where he made eight starts in 22 league appearances, and scoring thrice.
This will be Choupo-Moting’s second appearance at AFCON following his debut in 2015. He was not part of the 2017 title winning Cameroon side in Gabon.
Cameroon have been drawn against Ghana, Benin, and Guinea-Bissau in Group F, and will open their campaign against Guinea-Bissau on June 25 before facing four-time champions Ghana, and Benin on June 29 and July 2, respectively.