Eto’o confident Cameroon will host Africa Cup of Nations in January
JOHANNESBURG – Despite the uncertainty of hosting sporting events due to the novel coronavirus, Cameroon’s Samuel Eto’o is confident his country will be able to host the Africa Cup of Nations starting in January next year.
The tournament is still scheduled to be held from January 9 to February 6, while sporting events scheduled this year remain doubtful.
"We will do everything to make them ready to offer us one of the most beautiful Africa Cup of Nations ever organised,” Eto’o told Radio France International.
"But the one that is beautiful for us will be the one that we will win. Cameroon will be ready for Afcon. Cameroon already has everything to host Afcon.
Regarded as one of the best strikers in the world during his peak, the now-retired 39-year-old played 118 times from 1997 to 2014 for Cameroon netting 56 goals. His goal-tally makes him Cameroon’s top goalscorer of all time, some way ahead of the legendary Roger Milla with 43 goals.
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"Cameroon is a unique country, it's a football country. The only regret I can have is that I cannot participate in this tournament as a football player.
"We were able to note with great joy all the efforts made by the Cameroonian government and the Cameroonian people by giving all the sportsmen and lovers of football a stadium worthy of the stadiums of Europe.
"We have nothing to envy today in certain European countries. Today, my young brothers have these infrastructures.”