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Bulls Abroad: Anatole Abang called to Cameroon Men's National Team December training camp

A step in the direction of an AFCON 2017 call-up for RBNY's on-loan forward.

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The New York Red Bulls' exiled forward, Anatole Abang, is on an extended break from club duties: the Danish First Division is on its winter break and won't reconvene until March. At some point between now and then, his team - Hobro IK - will need to appoint a new head coach, who will have the task of guiding the club currently top of Danish pro soccer's second tier to promotion.

For now, however, Abang's priority is mainly to hope for a call up to the Cameroon Men's National Team's squad for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations. To that end, it is perhaps encouraging news to learn - from's Jean-Marie Nkoussa - that Abang has been included in a December training camp convened by the Indomitable Lions' head coach, Hugo Broos.

The camp is mostly comprised of locally-based players who would seem unlikely to make the roster for AFCON 2017. But Broos has an eye on the January tournament and told reporters one point of the exercise was to support the conditioning of those who might make the AFCON squad. Of those currently in camp, Abang is the most obvious candidate to make the cut for the Cup.

Broos will keep the camp running until December 21.