Invited to a gala match organized by Guinness Cameroon, former Cameroonian international Patrick Mboma commented on a possible return of Samuel Eto’o in Indomitable Lions.
Along Side French Soccer legend Thierry Henri who also participated in this event, the former striker of the Indomitable Lions said that Samuel Eto’o is the best player in the history of the African continent.
“Samuel Eto’o is the best African ever, I think. I know that on this some people may disagree. There have been many very great players on the African scene; I’m thinking of Georges Weah, Roger Milla, and many others. But the reality is that Samuel Eto’o is the No. 1 in Africa, “said the consultant of Canal + Sport.
To the question of whether Eto’o can still come back to the national team of his country? Patrick Mboma put it in perspective saying that ‘There was a CAN in 2017 and he did not participate. He announced his international retirement a long time ago now. The question is not whether he can, but if he wants. And will the future coach of the national team be in this same will? I think that sport fit wise Eto’o still has qualities to defend the colors of Cameroon. But we should also respect his desire to withdraw “.
In the end, about the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations that Cameroon is about to host, Mboma said that this competition will be of significant influence for the country. “To organize a competition like this one is also to improve sports facilities, hospital, airport … it is something huge which Cameroon must benefit”. he hinted.
SOURCES: Cameroon Online