Cameroonian midfielder, Alex Song has on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 announced his retirement from international football.
The 27-year-old player, who is on loan at West Ham from Barcelona, has made 47 appearances for his country and has represented them at two Africa Cups of Nations and two World Cups.
His resignation was announced following his earlier exclusion from the squad for the Afcon 2015 tournament as he has eventually decided to hang his boots for international matches and focus on his European club.
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“Since the World Cup in the summer and my subsequent exclusion from the Cameroon squad for the African Cup of Nations I have taken the decision to retire from International football,” He told SkySport
“It is true that there were some discussions of late to include me in the squad for this tournament but I feel after a lot of careful thought and numerous discussions with my family this is the right decision.
“My love for my country will never change but I want to take time to focus purely on domestic football and start to rebuild my career at West Ham United.
“I wish Cameroon all the best and the team will always be in my heart.”
Cameroon are set to play against Cote d’Ivoire, Mali and Guinea for the Equatorial Guinea tournament, which kicks off on Saturday, January 17, 2015