Samuel Eto’o calls time on Cameroon
Cameroon’s four-time African player of the year Samuel Eto’o confirmed on Wednesday that he was calling time on his international career.
“I inform you that I am ending my international career… Thank you to all Africa, and to all my fans for your unconditional support,” the 33-year-old announced on his Twitter account.
Eto’o, who had not been named in Cameroon’s 25-man squad for the qualifiers for the 2015 African Cup of Nations which begin in Setpember, played his last game for The Indomitable Lions during their mediocre World Cup in Brazil.
Eto’o, who on Tuesday signed a two year contract with English Premier League side Everton, played just one match — a 1-0 defeat to Mexico — in his third World Cup campaign.
Capped 116 times, he won two Africa Cup of Nations titles in 2000 and 2008, a competition in which he is the top all-time scorer with 18 goals, and the 2000 Olympic gold medal.
He is also Cameroon’s record scorer with 55 goals.