World Cup 2022: Samuel Eto’o Recruits 2 former players of the French National team

World Cup 2022: Samuel Eto’o Recruits 2 former players of the French National team

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May 15, 2022 0

World Cup 2022: Samuel Eto’o Recruits 2 former players of the French National team

The harvest looks promising for the president of the Cameroon Football Federation Samuel Eto’o who has embarked on the recruitment of Cameroonian players living abroad. Two dual nationals have given their green light to join the Lions’ den. These are Georges-Kévin Nkoudou and Olivier Kemen. According to the French newspaper L’Equipe, which revealed the information, the two players have worn the jerseys of the French Junior Team without ever playing for the senior team.

“Both have played with the French team in the youth teams but, never called to the senior team, they agreed to join the Indomitable Lions after being approached by Samuel Eto’o, the new president of the Cameroonian federation,” says the media.

The approach of Samuel Eto’o to expand the national team with dual nationals is not unanimous. His friend Martin Camus Mimb had also made a public appearance to violently criticize this strategy.

” ” For years on the eve of each World Cup, there is an overflowing activity to attract the nationals hitherto reluctant for some, to join the national selection. I find this approach totally inappropriate and having shown the limits of its effectiveness. Far from me the idea to think that there are Cameroonians to exclude from the selection, I think that the timing of their integration has left us on our thirst. Paul Leguen, who had a good nose for a good pick and a strong colony (Matip, Choupo, Bong and Assou), had instead in his arms, a real mutiny for his initiative.

The group did not accept them and the general atmosphere led to the disaster that everyone knows. And this is the liability of this initiative with the related conflicts, which we were still managing until 2017 … “, he had said.

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