Ben Elliott changes his allegiance from England to Cameroon


    Chelsea starlet Ben Elliott has changed his international loyalty from the Three Lions of England to the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon after Cameroon’s manager and Fecafoot president Samuel Eto’o lured him over. 

    Ben Elliott is a youngster highly admired for his craft in the middle of the park and he is now in line to become a full international before making his first team debut for Chelsea. 

    Ben Elliott
    Ben Elliott

    He has been added amongst the players to prosecute Cameroon’s national team two legged encounter with Namibia at the end of March.

    Ben Elliott joined Chelsea at the age of eight

    The 20-year-old signed for Chelsea at the age of eight and he was part of the academy class that had German International Jamal Musiala and Tino Livramento.

    He has played for England at the U-16 level before aggravating a big knock to his knee and this had a ripple effect on his growth for Chelsea and England. 

    Elliott’s growth in the round leather game was halted for more than forty-eight (48) months from the tender age of fifteen (15).

    Nevertheless, he has triumphantly put that behind him and he is set to begin his Chelsea career.

    Elliott has been one of the important players of the club at U-21 level this season. 

    Due to his impressive performance for Chelsea, he made the cut of the 25-man Chelsea side for their mid-season training camp in Asia, Abu-Dhabi to be precise. 

    That involvement with the senior team of The Blues assisted in putting him on the gaze of Cameroon’s officials. 

    Noticing his full name, Benjamin Njongoue Elliott, on the team list for the friendly between Chelsea and Aston Villa in Abu-Dhabi would have signaled interest in alerting them to his Cameroonian ancestry. 

    Ben Elliott in action for Chelsea
    Ben Elliott in action for Chelsea

    The Central African Nation had in the past been in neighboring Qatar for the 2022 FIFA World Cup as they are looking to better their World Cup outing.

    Cameroon want to grow and nurture young footballers with dual nationality

    Cameroon are interested in grooming and nurturing a new generation of footballers and they are strongly on the watch for players with double nationality. 

    Ben Elliott who has been training with the first team of Chelsea is available for selection for The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon due to his father. 

    Rigobert Song and Samuel Eto collectively expatiated on their plans for the Cameroon national team to the midfielder and to persuade him to change his allegiance to his father’s nation. 

    The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon began their AFCON qualifying games with a 1-0 win in Burundi June 2022 and they can cement their place in next year’s tournament which would take place in Cote D’ Ivoire. 

    Cameroon’s squad for the double header against Namibia

    They battle Namibia On Thursday, the 23rd of March and five (5) days later on Tuesday, the 28th of March. 

    Ben Elliott was born on the fifth (5th) of November 2022 in Kingston upon Thames, England, he joined the academy of Chelsea at the age of eight (8). 

    Ben Njongoue Elliott put pen-to-paper on his first professional contract with Chelsea in November 2019 and he was strongly rumored to leave Chelsea in the past for Southampton during the 2021/22 league season. 


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