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Bulls Abroad: Anatole Abang called to Cameroon squad for November World Cup qualifier against Zambia

The exiled RBNY forward continues to find favor with his national team.

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Cameroon head coach Hugo Broos has named a 23-man squad for the Indomitable Lions' first home game of the current (and final) round of CAF qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.

There were no great surprises on the roster, which includes New York Red Bulls' striker Anatole Abang (on-loan to Hobro IK at the moment), and former RBNY player Ambroise Oyongo.

Cameroon is in a tough group: Algeria, Nigeria and Zambia are its opponents. Only the winner will progress to Russia 2018. The Lions opened this decisive phase of their campaign with a creditable 1-1 draw in Algeria, though Broos has reportedly indicated he thought his team missed an opportunity for all three points against an out-of-sync home side.

At home against Zambia on November 12, there can be no such generosity. Cameroon will want three points against the team perceived to be the weakest in Group B of CAF World Cup qualifying.

Abang did not make it off the bench against Algeria and might reasonably be expected to play no active part in the Zambia game. The 20-year-old is a regular call-up for Broos, but remains a junior member of the squad.

His current club, Hobro, plays in the Danish second tier and will not pause for the November international window. But Abang should be available for his club's November 6 game against Nykobing, and might make it back to Denmark in time for the team's November 14 match against HB Koge.

Montreal Impact's Ambroise Oyongo is also expected to play in his club's MLS playoff match against RBNY on November 6.