Philadelphia Union announced today that Olivier Mbaizo has received an international call-up from the Cameroon Under-23 squad. Mbaizo joins a long list of Philadelphia Union players called up from their respective federations ahead of next week’s FIFA international window. He joins the list of Union players called up is as follows: Brenden Aaronson, Matt Freese, Mark McKenzie (All United States Under-23), Andre Blake, Jamiro Monteiro (Cape Verde), and Warren Creavalle (Guyana).
Mbaizo joined the Cameroonian U-23s training camp from Oct. 26-Nov. 4, will continue with the team as they begin the U23 Total Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt from Nov. 8-22. Cameroon will take on Ghana in the Group Stage on Nov. 8 at 3:00 p.m. ET. Mbaizo was last called up 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 has also earned one senior cap for Cameroon.