A 17-year-old wonderkid included in Cameroon's provisional 2019 AFCON squad believes he can win the faith of Clarence Sedoorf despite not playing in Europe.
Steve Mvoue, who currently plied his trade in the fourth-tier of Cameroon football has been added the provisional 34-man squad for the showpiece in Egypt this month.
The explosive forward helped his nation's U17 side lift the Africa Cup of Nations title earlier this year and won the Player of the Tournament award.
And in an interview with BBC Sport, he expressed his confidence of winning the faith of the legendary Dutchman for a spot in the final team for the champions of Africa.
"I know if I put in the effort I can be part of the team," the Azur Star prospect said. "I feel great joining the national team. It's an honour and all my life I've worked hard for this. Now I have to prepare for this. It's a new opportunity and I have to work hard."
He is the son of Regine Mvoue, the first captain of Cameroon's women's football team, and his older brother Stephane Zobo is currently on the books of French Ligue 1 side Toulouse.
"I wasn't approached by anyone from the technical staff. I know that my performances with the under 17 and 23 teams are the reason why I have this call up," he added. I need to work hard to deserve the coach's confidence"