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Ex-Cameroon’s soccer captain Moukandjo quits Chinese Super League (CSL)

PARIS, France–––Benjamin Moukandjo, the former soccer captain of Cameroon suddenly quit Chinese Super League (CSL) club Jiangsu Suning after his contract was cancelled by mutual consent.

Moukandjo, 30, who had four months remaining on his deal, is said to be linked with newly-promoted Shenzen FC.

According to reports, Moukandjo joined Suning on a two-year contract from French side FC Lorient in July 2017 and scored seven goals in 10 key appearances.

In 2018, he that year’s season on a loan at rival Beijing Renhe where he also scored seven goals in 19 games.

The Cameroonian soccer star began his football career in Europe with Rennes and has in played with six other French teams, including Monaco, Nancy and Reims.  

Moukandjo also represented his native country Cameroon at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, and in the 2017 Fifa Confederations Cup in Russia.

At age 29, he announced his retirement from soccer in September 2018 after being omitted by new Cameroon coach Clarence Seedorf.

He led the Indomitable Lions as captain to their fifth continental title at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.

In total, he played 55 games for the Indomitable Lions, scoring eight times.

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Michael Harrington

Michael Harrington is a researcher and senior contributing reporter with Globe Afrique Media.

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