Eto'o's suspension from Cameroon team outrages teammates
December 29, 2011
Many sports fans may have thought that things would settle down after Cameroon Lions captain Samuel Eto'o and a few other members of the club were formally punished for the team's recent strikes, but the battle wages on. Eto'o chose not to appeal an official decision to suspend him from seven games for his involvement in the team's strike, but his teammates are still upset over the allegations, according to BBC Sports.
"The decision [to strike] was that of the entire team - our teammates were just our spokesmen and we formally denounce the sanctions against them," Jean Makoun and Benoit Angbwa wrote in a letter to the national football federation, FECAFOOT, according to the news source. "Do not expect to have us in the team so long as the sanctions have not been lifted."
The suspension of Eto'o could spell trouble for the team's chances of getting into the next Africa Cup of Nations and the World Cup. Sports fans can make calls to Cameroon to discuss the latest news concerning the Lions with their friends. Even if they are working or studying in other countries, the can use international phone cards to stay in touch with friends when news breaks.
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