Etoo disappointed with Cameroon’s exit

The former African footballer of the year said the crisis in Cameroonian football is still present


A former African footballer of the year and Cameroonian star player, Samuel Etoo, has expressed his disappointment at Cameroon’s failure to qualify for the 2013 African Cup of Nations.

Cameroon were edged out by Cape Verde on aggregate goals after they beat Cape- Verde, 2-,1 in Cameroon despite losing the first leg 0-2.

While talking to the press on Sunday in Yaounde, after the match, Etoo expressed his disappointment and regrets concerning their shock exit.

“We won this afternoon’s match (Sunday), but we came for this match with a handicap which cost us our qualification for the Africa Cup of Nations. There are many amongst us who are not telling the truth; we have to move forward, speak the truth and only about that which will take us forward,” Etoo said.

While speaking of the troubles and challenges facing Cameroonian football, Etoo said “the problems are still there, and since you know them, condemn them, you are journalists. I do not have the power that you have. We want to play, that’s it.”

“We must play during the FIFA matches, take advantage of these dates. Us footballers, we want to play together so that this group can live, so that it gains experience. Despite everything, we have a national team and there are also many youngsters, and the latter need game time in their legs,” the former Barcelona player and nominee for World Footballer of the year said.

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