Barcelona Legend Samuel Eto'o Trains With Cameroon Team Ahead of Group Opener Against Switzerland

Barcelona Legend Samuel Eto'o Trains With Cameroon Team Ahead of Group Opener Against Switzerland

Lukman Mumuni
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:17 PM
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  • Former Barcelona forward Samuel Eto'o joined players of Cameroon for training ahead of their group opener
  • The Indomitable Lions open their World Cup campaign with a clash against Switzerland on Thursday
  • Eto'o is the president of the Cameroonian Football Federation and also works as an ambassador for the World Cup

Cameroon legend Samuel Eto'o joined the Indomitable Lions' final training, ahead of their Group G opener against Switzerland at the World Cup in Qatar.

Eto'o, who retired from the game in 2019, currently leads the Cameroonian Football Federation as its president.

Although he will not be playing against Switzerland, the FECAFOOT boss took the opportunity to speak to the players before Thursday morning's game.

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Samuel Eto'o has been spotted training with Cameroon players ahead of their World Cup opener. Credit: Issouf Sanogo/ Getty Images.
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In photos shared on social media, Eto'o is seen shooting the ball as he relived his playing days.

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"Never passing up on the opportunity to boot up. Great to have spent our final pre-match training session with the Indomitable Lions. We're ready," he wrote on Twitter.

Eto'o is a legendary figure on the continent, having won the Africa Cup of Nations two times and having enjoyed a glittering career in Europe.

The 41-year-old spent most of his career at Barcelona, where he won several titles including La Liga and the UEFA Champions League.

He also excelled at Inter Milan, leading the Italian giants to an unprecedented treble in 2010.

Eto'o spotted supporting Senegal

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Eto'o joined the crowd at 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.

Eto'o meets Ronaldinho in Qatar

Barcelona legends Eto'o and Ronaldinho reunited in Qatar, ahead of the meeting between Brazil and Cameroon at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Both players, now retired, are in Qatar for various roles at football's biggest competition.

In a video posted on social media, Eto'o and Ronaldinho caught up on the good old times as they shared the moment together.

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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.