Karl Toko Ekambi has retired from international football following Cameroon’s round of 16 exit from the Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast.
The 31-year-old forward made the announcement on Instagram. “Disappointed not to go any further but proud of my team for putting it all together. A fourth chapter of the Africa Cup of Nations closes, the end of a history. Forever an Indomitable Lion” he wrote.
Toko Ekambi scored one of Cameroon’s goals in the 3-2 sensational victory over Gambia in their last group stage match of the ongoing AFCON.
He is credited for Cameroon’s qualification for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, after scoring a last-minute goal in the qualifier against Algeria in Blida, which secured Cameroon’s ticket.
The 2017 AFCON champion has played for Cameroon 61 times, with a total of 14 goals.
He recently joined Saudi club Al-Ettifaq from Abha FC in the same league. He has had stints in Villarreal, Olympique Lyonnais, Rennes, and Angers.