Samuel Eto'o, Partick Mboma and Okocha Evoke Memories in Remake of AFCON 2000 Final: Video

Samuel Eto'o, Partick Mboma and Okocha Evoke Memories in Remake of AFCON 2000 Final: Video

Lukman Mumuni
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Cameroon and Nigeria renewed their rivalry in football on Thursday
  • Former stars including Samuel Eto and Jay Jay Okocha featured in the game
  • The game was a remake of the AFCON 2000 final between the two countries

African legends Samuel Eto'o, Patrick Mboma and Jay Jay Okocha turned the hands of time after remaking the final of AFCON 2000 between Nigeria and Cameroon in Limbe on Thursday, November 30, 2023.

Cameroon defeated Nigeria on penalties in the 2000 final after goals from Eto'o and Mboma cancelled by Raphael Chukwu and Okocha in regulation time.

The Super Eagles did not get the revenge they wanted as Cameroon strolled to a 3-1 win in Limbe.

Samuel Eto'o, Cameroon, Jay Jay Okocha, Nigeria
Samuel Eto'o and Jay Jay Okocha reunite in the remake of AFCON 2000 in Limbe. Credit: @AllezLesLions MB Studio Events
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Just like the 2000 final, Eto'o was on the scoresheet again, adding to goals from Bernard Tchoutang and Robert Ndip Tambe.

In a video that has since gone viral on social media, the Barcelona legend is seen smashing home from a lovely cross from the right.

After the match, several of the legendary players shared a moment together reminiscing about the good old days at the Africa Cup of Nations, as reported by 237 Online.

Meanwhile, since the retirement of the former stars, Cameroon have won AFCON twice to add to the earlier three, while the Super Eagles added one to their two.

The 2023 Africa Cup of Nations will be held in Ivory Coast next year.

Vieri compares Marcus Thuram to Samuel Eto'o

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that former Italy forward Christian Vieri sees similarities between Thuram and Eto'o following the Frenchman's explosive start to life in the Serie A.

The 26-year-old has immediately won the hearts of fans and former club players with his outstanding displays for the outfit.

Thuram has already netted five goals for the Nerazurris, with important strikes against Benfica and AS Roma proving crucial.

Okocha picks between Ronaldo and Messi

Sports Brief also reported that legendary Nigerian midfielder, Austin Jay Jay Okocha joined the Ronaldo and Messi debate.

The Argentine and the Portuguese superstars have reigned supreme in the sport for years, causing fans, pundits, and even fellow players to remain divided on which of the two is superior.

According to SportBible, the two football legends are widely regarded as the football GOATs thanks to what they have achieved over the years in their respective careers.

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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.