The harvest looks promising for the president of the Cameroonian Football Federation Samuel Eto’o who has embarked on the recruitment of
Cameroonian players residing abroad.
Two dual ationals have given the green light to join the Lions den. They are Georges-Kévin Nkoudou and Olivier Kemen. According to the French newspaper l’Equipe which revealed the
information, the two players wore the jerseys of the French Junior Team without ever playing for the A team.
“Both played with the France team in the youth selections but, never called up to the A, they agreed to join the Indomitable Lions after being approached by Samuel Eto’o, the new president of the Cameroonian federation”, indicates the
Samuel Eto’o’s approach to expand the national selection with dual nationals is not unanimou: His friend Martin Camus Mimb had also made a public outing to violently criticize this strategy.
“For years, on the eve of the World Cup, there has been an overflowing activity to attract binationals, some of whom have been reluctant until now to join the national team.
I find this approach totally inappropriate and having shown the limits of its effectiveness. Far be it from me to think that there are Cameroonians to be excluded from the selection, I think that the timing of their integration left us on our thirst.
Paul Leguen who had had a good nose with a good pickaxe and a strong colony (Matip, Choupo, Bong and Assou), rather had in his arms, a real mutiny for his initiative.
The group did not accept them and the general mood led to the disaster that everyone knows. And it is the liabilities of this initiative with the related conflicts, which we were still managing until 2017…”, he declared.