Desperate Samuel Eto’o, Rigobert Song Spotted Departing Cameroon En Route to Qatar Ahead of FIFA World Cup

Desperate Samuel Eto’o, Rigobert Song Spotted Departing Cameroon En Route to Qatar Ahead of FIFA World Cup

  • Cameroon are heading to the World Cup and are determined to return home with the prestigious trophy
  • FECAFOOT president Samuel Eto'o and coach of the Indomitable Lions Rigobert Song have headed to Qatar
  • They were spotted at the airport days after Eto'o boasted that Cameroon could win the tournament

Ahead of the much anticipated 2022 FIFA World Cup kick-off, Cameroon chiefs Samuel Eto'o and Rigobert Song have departed their country en route to Qatar.

The country's FA president, Eto'o has boasted that the Indomitable Lions can bring home the prestigious title.

In the final round of the qualifiers, Cameroon lost 1-0 to Algeria in Yaounde but the Lions roared in the return leg, getting a goal and forcing the encounter into extra time.

Cameroon, Indomitable Lions, Qatar, Samuel Eto'o, Rigobert Song, officials, airport
Cameroon officials have departed Yaounde en route to Qatar for the FIFA World Cup. Photo: African Greats.
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In the first half of extra time, the Desert Foxes drew level to make it 1-1, courtesy of a fine strike by Ahmed Touba with two minutes to the end of the match.

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With just one minute left on the clock plus the added time, it seemed impossible for Cameroon, but a miracle happened after Toko Ekambi scored to douse the entire Stade Mustapha Tchaker in silence.

The Indomitable Lions had done the unimaginable, winning 2-1 away from home and qualifying for the 2022 World Cup on the away goals rule, after the match ended 2-2 on aggregate.

Cameroon are now optimistic of a blockbuster miracle in Qatar, as Samuel Eto'o and Song head to the Middle East, as cited by African Greats.

Cameroon, Morocco, Tunisia, Ghana and Senegal are the five teams representing the African Confederation in the 2022 Qatar World Cup.

Eto'o backs Cameroon and Morocco

Meanwhile, Eto'o has backed his country Cameroon to win the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, claiming that the Indomitable Lions will beat Morocco in the final.

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In the history of the World Cup, no African nation has ever won the title, and only three of them have ever reached the quarter-finals.

Eto'o denies black magic claims

Sports Brief earlier reported that the FECAFOOT president has denied claims that he turned to black magic for his country, ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

It was claimed the four-time CAF Player of the Year Award recipient turned to black magicians and healers to work with the national team's players during the upcoming competition.

The ex-international has denied the accusations however, in a statement released in response to the allegations.

Source: Sports Brief News