Cameroon: the Etienne Eto’o polemic is launched!

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A big polemic is launched in Cameroon and all over the world, after the defeat of the Indomitable Cubs against their counterparts in Ghana, this Thursday, February 25, in the quarter-final of the Africa Cup of Nations which is being played in Mauritania.

Cameroon lost its quarter-final match of this Africa Cup of Nations Mauritania 2021 against Ghana. Entered during the match, the young Etienne Eto’o, with the benefit of a corner, allowed Kevin-Prince Milla to score the only Cameroonian goal of the game. As in the first matches played without Eto’o Junior Son, the Indomitable Lions had only one goal. Enough to wonder if the coach did well to start with the son of the former Indomitable Lion on the bench.

In the first two games of the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon, notably against Mauritania (1-0) and Uganda (1-0), then eagerly awaited by Cameroonians and other fans of the Indomitable Lions, Etienne Eto’o will therefore not have the opportunity to play, nailed on the bench. It was only on Saturday that the coach of the Indomitable Cubs, Christophe Ousmanou, decided to make the striker play as a starter for the last group game against Mozambique,

It took Etienne Eto’o seven short minutes to score his first goal at the U-20 CAF Africa Cup of Nations. Even if the match was without stakes against Mozambique (4-1), the Real Oviedo striker in Spain had managed a nice double. First by sending an off-centre free-kick from the left side into the top corner and then by converting a penalty. This Thursday, the coach preferred to start the game against Ghana with Etienne Eto’o on the bench.

It was only during extra time that Cameroon, thanks to a corner shot by the son of Samuel Eto’o, found the way to the net, with a goal scored by Kevin-Prince Milla. The equalisation of the Ghanaian team will force the Indomitable Lions to practice penalty shoot-out which Christophe Ousmanou’s foals will miss, having missed two shots. Cameroon is eliminated from this CAN at the quarter-final stage. But with a bitter conclusion.

Indeed, as in its previous matches started without Etienne Eto’o, Cameroon will have scored only one goal. The only time in this African Cup of Nations where Cameroon scored a goal was against Mozambique (4-1), while Etienne Eto’o was a regular. Should we start the lost game on Thursday against Ghana (1 – 1) with the son of Samuel Eto’o? The controversy is launched in Cameroon and around the world.

Tianah.R

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