Cameroon have always been regarded as one of the top African teams around, but the team has been going through a horrible spell both on and off the field.
This appears to be slowly changing after they brought in German coach Volker Finke as the new coach of the national team after May 2013. The fact that they did not do very well at the World Cup 2014 was not surprising given that the team was not performing well as a unit. Now, though, things appear to be changing withFinke managing an impressive set of results in recent times.
When the 2014 World Cup reached it’s end, there were a number of coaches from the national sides that decided to leave their managerial position in the team. This was the case of Italy’s Cesare Prandelli, Brazil’s Luiz Felipe Scolari and Nigeria’s Stephen Keshi, just to name a few.
Brazil was humiliated in their home turf after losing against Germany with a scoreboard of 7-1 and Italy wasn’t even able to make it out of the group stages. These disappointing results forced the respective coaches from those national sides to resign.
Cameroon going to the last group D match at the Africa Cup of Nations knowing that they need to win against Ivory Coast in order to secure a place in the knockout stages.
Amazingly, every match in this group has finished as a 1-1 draw. Hence, there could be a possibility of selecting the winner through lots. All the group contenders – Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Guinea, and Mali – have identical statistics after two matches in the tournament.
Abou Diaby continues to struggle for fitness after Arsene Wenger has revealed that he is being left out of the matchday squad against Sunderland due to a calf strain.
Arsenal will be making the trip to the Stadium of Light looking to get their first Premier League win in three matches.
The Cameroonian national football team is enjoying going through a positive run in their group stages of the African Cup of Nations as the squad is currently located at the top of Group D and even with the announcement of the retirement of Samuel Eto’o, the team has managed to deal appropriately with the departure of one of their most popular and worldwide known players of modern times.
Chile was eliminated from the 2014 FIFA World Cup in a penalty shoot-out in an intense match against Brazil. The winners of this match would make it past the last 16 teams of the World Cup and enter the next stages of the tournament and even though Chile came out as the losing side, the national team which is being guided by Jorge Sampaoli still managed to impress during their entire campaign.
The manager of Cameroon national football team, Volker Finke, has made it clear that the skipper and star player of his team, Samuel Eto’o, will not be included in the starting line up in tomorrow’s game against Brazil because of his knee injury.
According to Finke, Eto’o took part in the training session earlier today, but, he is not fit enough to play for full 90 minutes and thus, Cameroon would start without him against the hosts.
Cameroon striker Samuel Eto’o has criticised his former club boss Pep Guardiola for being disrespectful when the pair were working together at Barcelona during the 2008-09 season. The striker is regarded as one of the best in the world. He proved this during his final season at Barcelona, as he not only scored 30 goals over the course of the league campaign, but also fired in the winner in the Champions League final as well. It completed an astonishing season for the club, which also was the debut for Guardiola as a manager.
Cameroon coach Volker Finke says that he is delighted with the form shown by Samuel Eto'o, who continues to remain as the main striker for the national team.
The 32-year-old joined Chelsea in the summer on a free transfer from Anzhi Makhachkala. In the last few years, the form of the former Barcelona man has dropped due to playing in a non-competitive league like the Russian league.
Barcelona's Cameroon international Alex Song says that his current club Barcelona are very much similar to Arsenal in the way they play their football.
Song was brought to the club for around £ 15 million. Even though he is a defensive midfielder, Barcelona have largely been using him as a centre back due to the style of football at the club. They prefer using defenders who are able to bring the ball out and Song perfectly fits into this style being a defensive midfielder.