Samuel Eto'o Convinces Mbappe to Pick Cameroon Over France and Algeria

Samuel Eto'o Convinces Mbappe to Pick Cameroon Over France and Algeria

Lukman Mumuni
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Ethan Mbappe is set to make a decision on his international future
  • The younger brother of Kylian Mbappe could play for Cameroon
  • Mbappe is yet to play for the national teams of France at any level

Cameroon Football Federation president Samuel Eto'o has reportedly convinced Ethan Mbappe, the younger brother of PSG star, Kylian Mbappe, to play for the Indomitable Lions.

Ethan has the option of playing for either Algeria or France, but it seems the teen sensation is leaning towards his Cameroonian heritage.

Having lost Mbappe to France, Eto'o wants to make sure FECAFOOT does not repeat the same mistake twice, especially with the PSG star becoming a key play for Les Bleus.

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Ethan Mbappe in action for PSG's U19 team in the French youth team league. Credit: @PSG @CAF_Online
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According to Fennec Football, the former Barcelona striker made some lofty promises to persuade the young Mbappe to represent Cameroon at senior level.

Eto'o is believed to have proposed the idea of making Ethan an integral member of the Cameroon national team as well as including him in the squad for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast.

The 16-year-old Paris Saint Germain midfielder is yet to make an appearance for any of the French national teams after missing the trip to Indonesia for the FIFA U17 World Cup.

He is also yet to make his debut for the first team of PSG this season despite knocking on the doors with some impressive performances at the U19 side. Mbappe has made 12 appearances in the U19 league, scoring three goals and providing two assists, per Transfermarkt.

France star Kylian Mbappe visits Cameroon

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that FIFA World Cup winner, Kylian Mbappe arrived in Yaoundé, Cameroon for a three-day visit to the Central African country during the summer break.

The Paris Saint-Germain forward arrived in the Cameroonian capital in July along with his father, Wilfrid Mbappe, to a rapturous welcome from fans and officials.

Mbappe spent the next few days touring the country, where he met reporters as well as engaged authorities in a series of activities.

Mbappe treated to sumptuous Cameroonian dish

Sports Brief also reported that Paris Saint-Germain forward, Kylian Mbappe enjoyed his time in Cameroon, the country of his father, following his visit to the Central African nation.

Mbappe arrived in Yaoundé with his father, Wilfrid Mbappe in July, and spent three days where he met high-ranking officials over his plans to invest in Cameroon.

The 2018 World Cup winner received a surprise invite from MMA star, Francis Ngannou, who treated him to the famous Cameroonian dish Ndole.

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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.