- Cameroon began their campaign at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar with a 1-0 defeat against Switzerland
- Monaco forward Breel Embolo scored the only goal that condemned the African giants to a defeat
- Embolo did not jubilate after netting the goal because he was born on Cameroon and coach Song has hailed him
Rigobert Song who is the coach of the Cameroonian national team has congratulated Monaco forward Breel Embolo for the goal he scored for Switzerland against Cameroon at the World Cup.
The 25-year-old netted the only goal that gave Switzerland the win over Cameroon in group G opener at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Interestingly, Embolo refused to celebrate after scoring based on the fact that he was born in Yaounde before his parents moved to France and finally settled down in Switzerland.
After the World Cup game, Song was spotted speaking with Embolo, and the Cameroon coach has now revealed details of their discussion.
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According to the report on Daily Mail, Song explained that he is happy for Embolo adding that they used to talk on phone.
Statement made by Song
''We know each other, he is my little brother,' Song told reporters. We often speak to each other on the phone and I wanted to congratulate him. It is fair play to do so. Just because we are on different teams, it does not mean we are not still brothers.
''He did not celebrate his goal, but this is all part of football. I am happy for him and proud of him. He is with the Swiss national team and I would have liked him to be on my side, but that is the way of life.''
Embolo storms Cameroon's dressing room, hugs the players after scoring against his country of birth, video
Cameroon fans storm Embolo's house
Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how video clip making the rounds have shown the moment a handful of angry Cameroon fans stormed and attacked a house.
Fans on social media have claimed that irate fans attacked the family house of Breel Embolo following his goal against Cameroon in the FIFA World Cup.
Born in Yaounde, Cameroon, Embolo went on to play professional football for Switzerland, and he helped his European nation beat his country of birth.
Heading into the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, the Indomitable Lions said they are going into the global showpiece to win the title.
But they started on a losing note, with the goal coming from one of their own, but for the opposing side.
Source: Sports Brief News