Samuel Eto’o announces to France 24 the decision to part ways with Cameroon national team coach Rigobert Song

February 28, 2024
Samuel Eto'o announces to France 24 the decision to part ways with Cameroon national team coach Rigobert Song

Samuel Eto’o, president of the Cameroonian Football Federation, announced on Wednesday in an interview with France 24 that he had decided to end Rigobert Song’s contract as coach of the “Lions” national team after the miserable failure of the 2024 African Cup of Nations, where he was knocked out in the last 16.

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The president of the Cameroonian Football Federation and former international player, Samuel Eto’o, revealed in an interview with France 24 that will be published on Wednesday, that he has decided to part ways with the coach. “Untamed lions” Rigobert Song, against the backdrop of the disappointing results recorded in the 2024 African Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast.

Goalkeeper Onana’s teammates were eliminated from the round of 16 by Nigeria with a score of 2-0, after they skipped the group stage at the last minute of the last match against Gambia 3-2.

Eto’o said about his former colleague in the national team: “I do not forget that he was the team captain when I was playing in the national team, but the truth is that we will not achieve the goals set with him, and therefore we decided with the executive office (of the federation) to put an end to the contract between the two parties.”

The former Barcelona and Inter Milan player added: “I spoke to him about this matter, and I informed him of my position. It is time to think about the future, and I wish him all the best in his career.”

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