Cameroon Legend Samuel Eto'o Spotted Supporting Senegal During World Cup Clash Against Netherlands

Cameroon Legend Samuel Eto'o Spotted Supporting Senegal During World Cup Clash Against Netherlands

Lukman Mumuni
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:17 PM
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  • Former Cameroon and Barcelona star Samuel Eto spotted supporting Senegal during their World Cup game against the Netherlands
  • Senegal suffered defeat to the Netherlands after late goals from Cody Gakpo and Davy Klassen
  • The African champions will face host nation Qatar in their second Group A game on Friday

Samuel Eto'o joined the crowd in the Al Thumama stadium to support African champions Senegal during their opening game at the World Cup against the Netherlands.

The Cameroon Football Federation president has tipped all African countries to go through the next stage of the competition.

However, Senegal got off to a losing start after conceding two late goals to suffer defeat in their Group A opener.

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Samuel Eto'o has been spotted supporting Senegal during their match against the Netherlands. Credit: @garyalsmith @FIFAcom
Source: Twitter

In a photo posted on social media, Eto'o is seen in the jersey of Senegal as he backed the West African nation during the match.

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Senegal have a chance to make it to the next stage of the competition if they are able to beat hosts Qatar and South Americans Ecuador.

Their next game is against Qatar on Friday November 25, before they round up their group with a clash against Ecuador.

The African champions lost talismanic forward Sadio Mane to injury before the start of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Late goals sink Senegal

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that late goals by Cody Gakpo and Davy Klaassen gave the Netherlands a 2-0 victory over African champions Senegal on Monday on their return to the World Cup stage.

With Senegal missing injured talisman Sadio Mane and the Dutch without their main attacking threat Memphis Depay at kick-off, the Group A encounter in Doha looked set to end in a goalless draw.

But with just six minutes remaining PSV Eindhoven forward Gakpo got up in front of Senegal goalkeeper Edouard Mendy to head in a floated Frenkie de Jong cross from the left.

Sadio Mane sends message to Senegal team

Sadio Mane has finally broken his silence after being ruled out of the World Cup in Qatar. He suffered a tendon injury while playing for Bayern Munich.

Mane had hoped to make a quick recovery and return for his side Senegal before the completion of the group games, with Head Coach Aliou Cisse even including him in his squad for Qatar. Sadio Mane celebrates after scoring for Senegal at the FIFA World Cup in Russia in 2018.

However, Mane was forced to withdraw after it became crystal clear his injury would require surgery - and thus a longer period to recover.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.