May 31, 2011
Tignyemb still wants Lions call-up
PSL Goalkeeper of the Season Patrick Tignyemb says he is desperate to earn a recall to the Cameroon national team after being dumped before the 2010 World Cup following allegations of ill-discipline.
Tignyemb failed to pitch up for the Indomitable Lions camp before the World Cup and has since been sidelined for all the squad’s African Nations Cup qualifiers.
Speaking to KickOff.com after winning the award last night, Tignyemb says he is ready to pull on the national team jersey if called on to represent his country.
“It all started when I was called up to the national team camp for the World Cup,” he explains. “They accused me of lying to them about my work-permit issues in South Africa. It was difficult to travel to Cameroon whilst I was still sorting out my work-permit with Celtic, but they didn’t accept that story.
“I am always ready to play for my country and have been speaking to the goalkeeper coach and hopefully he will still consider me for a future call-up.”
Tignyemb, who conceded only 23 goals in the Absa Premiership season, beat Wayne Sandilands and Hans Vonk to win the award in Johannesburg last night.
“It is due to the grace of God that I won this award. It came as a surprise but I am happy. I want to thank my goalkeeper coach at Celtic, Andre Bronkhorst, who worked hard with me throughout the season.”
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