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.
Cameroon is regarded as one of the strongest teams in Africa, while they are also definitely the most successful as well. They recently managed to qualify for the World Cup after a 4-1 win against Tunisia.
There have been several reports that Chelsea striker Samuel Eto'o had decided to quit the Cameroon national team yet again after falling out with manager Volker Finke. However, Finke has said that he expects the 32-year-old to continue playing for the African giants.
Cameroon are in the play-off to qualify for the FIFA World Cup 2014. Eto'o is regarded as one of the best strikers of his generation, and he will be a major threat towards any opposition that Cameroon might face in the play-offs. Cameroon recently managed to qualify for the play-offs following a 1-0 win over Libya.
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Cameroon international Alex Song has stated that he expects midfielder Cesc Fabregas to remain at Barcelona for the new season. The former Arsenal midfielder has been heavily linked with the Manchester United.
The Premier league outfit have already made two offers for the player. Their first offer of £ 25 million was instantly rejected, while the latest offer is believed to be around £ 30 million along with a few add-ons. This has also been rejected by Barcelona, while its manager Gerardo Martino stated that it is highly likely that a third bid will also be rejected.
Cameroon caretaker manager Jean Paul Akono has revealed that he will not be applying for the position of a permanent manager. The Cameroon FA are currently searching for a permanent replacement for Denis Lavagne, was sacked in September.
Cameroon have had to deal with a lot of issues both politically and on the pitch. It is thought that this could be one of the reasons for Akono's refusal to apply for a permanent job. That have also been suggestions that the wage demands of the $ 30,000 per month by the manager has also been a stumbling block.
The former Chelsea manager, Luiz Felipe Scolari, has laid the blame on the Chelsea board and owner Roman Abramovich for not being successful during his time at Stamford Bridge. Scolari lasted just a few months at Chelsea after having come from his job as the Portugal national team manager.