Olivier Mbaizo Receives Cameroon Call-Up

CHESTER, Pa. (Nov. 9, 2020) – Following Philadelphia Union’s historic Supporters’ Shield victory, the first trophy for the club, and claiming the top seed overall in the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs, the club announced that Olivier Mbaizo received international call-ups from the Cameroon Men’s National ahead of next week’s FIFA international window.

This is Mbaizo’s second senior team call up for Cameroon as they head into games three and four of the qualification group stage of Africa Cup of Nations 2021. Cameroon will face Mozambique on Nov. 12 and again on Nov. 16. He has earned one senior international cap for the Indomitable Lions when he made his debut as a substitute in a friendly vs. Gabon on September 6, 2016. Mbaizo was last called up for the Cameroon Under-23s for the Africa U23 Cup of Nations in Egypt from Nov. 8-14, 2019. He started all three matches that saw Cameroon go 1-1-1. Earlier in 2019, he was called up to the U23 training camp from Oct. 26-Nov. 4, and for a U23 camp from October 7-15. Before that, he joined the team in September when they took on Tunisia in the Third Round of qualifiers: At Cameroon (Sept. 6; W 1-0) and at Tunisia (Sept. 10; L 1-2).

Mbaizo, as well as Jamiro Monteiro, departed following the Union’s final regular-season match on Sunday.