Recently retired from the National team, Anzhi Makachkala striker Samuel Eto’o has ended his hard stance and has announced a return to Cameroon's National team.
Motivated by one single desire
The former Mallorca, Inter and Barcelona striker changed his mind after meeting First Minister Philémon Yang on Tuesday 25 September 2012 in Yaoundé.
In a statement, Eto’o, capped 109 times by Cameroon, has now confirmed his return to the National team
-On the request of the High Authority of the Republic, I have accepted to reconsider my position and to again place myself at the disposal of the Indomitable Lions, motivated by one single desire: to serve my country with the same faith, the same ardour and the same determination as I have over the past fifteen years
The statement is a departure from his earlier sentiments
-Our national team continues to dwell in an environment characterized by amateurism and poor organization not compatible with professional sports, is what Eto’o said in late August when called up for the Cape Verde game by former Coach Dennis Lavagne who has since been replaced by Jean-Paul Akono.
Cameroon are currently in a very precarious position and on the verge of missing out on the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.
The team is behind Cape Verde 2-0 on aggregate ahead of a second round second leg 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier to be played in Cameroon on 14 October 2012.