Eto’o will be invited for knockouts
A day after Cameroon were drawn against Tunisia in the 2014 World Cup qualifying knockout phase, the team’s assistant coach Martin Ndtoungou Mpilé insisted that Samuel Eto’o remains the Indomitable Lions captain, amid speculations the Chelsea new signing has retired from international football.
Eto’o was reported to have announced his retirement to teammate’s moments after their game against Libya last week, but many in the central African nation consider it a game of bluff to put pressure on the country’s football officials.
“Eto’o is still the captain of the Indomitable Lions,” Mpilé said on Tuesday.
“He has not terminated his contract as captain of the team. He did not make any official statement about his retirement. Whatever was said in the players’ dressing room is always a secret and not official. And therefore until he comes out and announce officially his retirement from the team we consider those reports as unofficial.
“Eto’o remains the captain of Cameroon and will be invited for the World Cup qualifying knockouts against Tunisia. That is the position of the technical staff,” he said.