Samuel Eto'o Frustrated as He Watches Cameroon Draw Opener Against Guinea: Video

Samuel Eto'o Frustrated as He Watches Cameroon Draw Opener Against Guinea: Video

Lukman Mumuni
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Cameroon have been held in their AFCON opener
  • The Indomitable Lions drew against 10-men Guinea
  • Samuel Eto'o watched the game in Yamoussoukro

Cameroon legend Samuel Eto'o could not hide his emotions as he watched the Indomitable Lions struggle to earn a point against ten-man Guinea in their Group C opener.

The President of the Cameroonian Football Federation was at the Stade de Yamoussoukro to support the five-time African champions.

However, despite playing most of the game with a man advantage, Cameroon had to come from a goal down to draw 1-1 in their first game of the tournament.

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Samuel Eto'o watches Cameroon struggle in their game against Guinea. Credit: @Canalplus @FECAFOO
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In a video shared on social media, Eto'o was spotted expressing his frustrations from the stands.

Eto'o won two Africa Cup of Nations for Cameroon and is widely regarded as the greatest African footballer of all time.

Following his retirement from football, the 42-year-old decided to contest for the position of FECAFOOT president, which he won in 2021. He has since headed the federation, leading them to third place at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, hosted in Cameroon.

In a pulsating encounter on Monday night, Mohamed Bayo opened the scoring for the Syli National before Frank Magri levelled for Cameroon in the second half.

Eto'o questions South African football

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that former Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o is struggling to understand why South Africa has a strong domestic league but a poor national team.

Cameroon legend and current President of the Cameroonian Football Association, Samuel Eto'o is the latest to comment on the disparity between the DStv Premiership and Bafana Bafana.

All eyes are on Ivory Coast as the creme of the continental crop fight for the Africa Cup of Nations title.

Cameroon held by Guinea in group opener

Sports Brief also reported that a second-half header from Frank Magri salvaged a point for Cameroon in their game against Guinea.

The five-time champions were favourites to win the tie and dominated most parts of the play in the first 45 minutes, but could not seal all three points against a 10-man Guinean side at the Charles Konan Banny Stadium.

Guinea drew the first blood with a goal from Le Havre forward Mohamed Bayo in the 10th minute after a mistake from Cameroon midfielder Olivier Kemen.

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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.