Samuel Eto’o in Cameroon squad to face Togo

The Anzhi Makhachkala striker returns to the Indomitable Lions fold for their World Cup qualifying clash against Togo amid rift with the football federation
Cameroon coach Jean-Paul Akono has named his squad for the 2014 Fifa World Cup qualifier against Togo on March 23 in Yaounde, with Samuel Eto’o surprisingly included after he accused the football federation of plots to assassinate him.

The coach refused to take questions on the issue while announcing the list, saying his responsibility was to lead his side to the encounter and not to talk about quarrels.

The Cameroon Football Federation (Fecafoot) has denied the existence of such plots and described the accusations from the four-time African Footballer of the Year as baseless.

Caf president Issa Hayato, who is also a Cameroonian, said in an interview last week he couldn’t figure out why officials of Fecafoot would want to harm the player.

Aurelien Chedjou of French club Lille, Queens Park Rangers midfielder Stephane Mbia and Thailand based Mbuta Andogcho were also invited.

Cameroon are third in Group I with three points while Togo sit at the bottom with one point.


 Name  Club
 Guy Assembe  Nancy
 Coton Sport  Coton Sport
 Charles Itandje  PAOK Salonique
 Benoit Angbwa  FC Rostov
 Sebastien Bassong  Norwich
 Henri Bedimo  Montpellier
 Jean-Armel Kana-Biyik  Rennes
 Aurelien Chedjou  Lille
 Benoit Assou Ekotto  Tottenham
 Joel Matip  Schalke
 Stephane Mbia  QPR
 Nicolas Nkoulou  Marseille
 Pierre Wome Nlend  Canon Yaounde
 Dany Nounkeu  Galatasaray
 Allan Nyom  Granada
 Mbuta Andogcho  US Army
 Achille Emana  Al Hilal
 Jean II Makoun  Rennes
 Alexandre Song  Barcelona
 Samuel Eto’o  Makhachkala
 Leonard Kweukeu  Sparta Prague
 Eric Choupo Moting  Mayence
 Yannick Ndjeng  FC Sion
 Fabrice Olinga  Malaga