The Anzhi striker has returned to international duty following a boycott over unpaid bonuses, following clear-the-air talks with the prime minister
The former Barcelona and Inter striker suffered a falling-out with the team management that he had branded "amateurish" after a friendly match against Algeria, proceeding to boycott international duty with a number of other key squad members.
However, after speaking with Cameroon prime minister Philemon Yang, he has placed himself at his coach's disposal once more, much to Akono's relief.
"My first major challenge was to bring back some very key players who suspended their participation in the national team, and reconcile them to restore calm and serenity ahead of this major encounter," the 60-year-old told Reuters.
Eto'o has made over 100 appearances for the Indomitable Lions, racking up an impressive 54 goals in the process.