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In 2011 Samuel Eto’o completed his move from Internazionale to moneybags Anzhi Makhachkala, making him the highest paid footballer in the world, as the Cameroonian earned 20 million euros a year (after tax). The Russian team had been taken over by millionaire investor and politician Suleyman Kerimov and had set about trying to topple the traditional Russian powerhouses of Zenit St. Petersberg and CSKA Moscow by investing in International stars such as Yuri Zhirkov from Chelsea, Roberto Carlos from Corinthians and Chris Samba from Blackburn.
But it didn’t go very smoothly at all, …

Although Burkina Faso may have something to say about the alleged fielding of an ineligible player, as it stands, the same five countries who qualified from CAF for the 2010 World Cup have qualified for Brazil next summer. Quite a rare occurrence, particularly in recent World Cup campaigns, with it being a very long and drawn out qualification process, with two phases which result in five two-legged play-off matches, where the winner books their place in the finals. Here is a look at the prospects for each of the five nations …

Japan got the better of Cameroon in what turned out to be a disappointing game with very few chances that finished 1-0. Much had been expected of this Cameroon side led by superstar striker Samuel Eto’o, but they were sluggish and uninspiring throughout and showed little fight after going a goal down.
The first chance of the game didn’t come until the 37th minute, when Eyong Enoh hit a relatively weak shot from distance that was easily saved by Eiji Kawashima in the Japan goal. The effort marked the start of …

Egypt 3 (Hassan 37, 95, Gedo 92)
Cameroon 1 (Hassan o.g. 25)
Two goals in five minutes at the beginning of extra-time ended Cameroon’s CAF 2010 dream as Egypt progressed to the semi-final and kept alive their record-breaking third straight trophy attempt.
Unfortunately though the match ended amidst controversy, after Ahmed Hassan’s third goal was allowed to stand with replays clearly showing the ball had not crossed the line.

Hassan celebrates second goal

Cameroon started the match in determined fashion as they looked to end the Egyptian stranglehold on the competition and after a flurry …

There’s been something a little placid about the Indomitable Lions in CAF 2010 thus far. As their name suggests, subdued qualification by the tightest of margins, hardly resembles an aura of unconquerable invincibility. But a saving strike from unlikely hero, Landry N’Guemo, has at least conceived Cameroon a platform. Whether they view themselves as just being happy to remain in contention or are now prepared to register a challenge will fuel debate. However, one certainty is the pedigree and modern romance their quarter-final opponents feel for this competition.

N’Guemo’s goal keeps …


CAMEROON’S choice of football shirts may have attracted a lot of attention in the past – but the African nation intend to let their football do the talking in the 2009 Cup of African Nations, wearing a smart but conservative shirt.
In the past, Cameroon have played in a sleeveless shirt and also an all-in-one ‘body suit’ which linked shirt and shorts, but are playing it safe this time round with a tidy, two-tone green home shirt.

Made by Puma – who proclaim themselves as the “most famous brand internationally” after announcing …

On paper Cameroon look like the clear favourites for this match having the benefit of several world class names to their disposal.
Manager, Paul Le Guen has named a 23 man squad containing ex-Liverpool defender Rigobert Song, Newcastle’s former Geremi, Burnley’s André Bikey and Benoît Assou-Ekotto of Tottenham. All of these players will provide steal in midfield and defence and have European and previous World Cup and African Cup of Nations experience.
Much is expected of youngster Stéphane Mbia of Marseille in Angola, a classy, skill-full player who should link well with …

PAUL Le Guen’s 23-man Cameroon squad for the African Cup of Nations will have a very un-African flavour to it, with just two players currently plying their trade outside Europe.
They are goalkeeper Souleymanou Hamidou and Rigobert Song of Turkish sides Kayserispor and Trabzonspor respectively – and the employers of Le Guen’s 21 other charges is like a roll call of Europe’s most illustrious football clubs. Inter Milan’s Samuel Eto’o is named as captain, alongside Landry N’Guémo of Scottish giants Celtic and Alexandre Song of Arsenal.

Arsenal midfielder Song
Le Guen’s surprise call-ups …

THIS MILLENNIUM, the only thing making the Cameroon national football team stand out from the pack is their penchant for ‘alternative’ kits – think the revolutionary sleeveless shirt from 2002, or the infamous all-in-one ensemble that saw them docked six points from their 2006 World Cup qualifying group.
The Indomitable Lions are the all-time leading African team in World Cup participation – but go in search of their fifth African Cup of Nations (C.A.N) crown this month as rank outsiders for the first time since the 20th century.
The Cameroon squad that …