Bassogog joined the other players for their training which began this week, with an injury. After a medical examination done on him, it was revealed that he would not be set by Saturday to play the sixth and last match of the indomitable lions for the Russian World cup qualifiers.
The striker was replaced with Clarence Bitang from Union sportive of Douala. At the time he was selected, he was training with Rigobert Song for the 2018 CHAN.
Clarence was called on Tuesday alongside two other new players who will replace Ernest Mabouka and Jean Pierre Nsame.