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Written by Martin Graham | 8 June 2022
The President of the Cameroon Football Federation, Samuel Eto’o, has set very high standards for his country at the World Cup in Qatar.
The former Cameroon striker who now heads his country’s football federation has tasked his team with moving forward to the World Cup, which he will attend along with other delegations from the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
Eto’o, who represented his country on four occasions in the World Cup (1998, 2002, 2006, 2010) could not achieve much for his country on the world stage. He now hopes that this generation of players can transcend the legacy of his own.
The former Barcelona killer who was voted as the new president of FECAFOOT last year in December, believes his country has the names and talent to compete with any team in the world.
Eto’o believes that Cameroon has a special place in the Qatar Championship
Eto’o also expressed his confidence in the names that adorn the card of the Cameroon national team. The nation has players in the major leagues and the former RCD Mallorca man believes they can dream of winning with the looks they have.
“We have players here like Zambo Anguisa, Onana (Andre), and they are among the best in the world. Why don’t we think about the dream of winning? He told his team, ‘I want to dream humbly, but we have to dream because for us the best’.”
All we do is Doha. We will dream like others. The history of the World Cup will be written in another way. Others are good, but they also consider us to be the best.”
The Central African national team had its best performance in the World Cup in 1990 when players like Roger Milla produced unforgettable performances that put Africa on the world football map.
Ito vows to support Song
The coach of Cameroon is legendary defender Rigobert Song, who has so far been the most capped player in the Africa Cup of Nations. He will be optimistic in his quest to take the Indomitable Lions as far as possible in the tournament.
And Eto’o continued: “Between me and the coach, we have played four World Cups and we know the problems of this house. He has all my support and I will assume everything he will tell me.”
Cameroon were drawn in Group G – considered the group of death – along with Switzerland, Brazil and Serbia. They will start their tournament on November 24 against Switzerland.