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Eto’o threatens to play children after  Lions’ unconvincing win over Burundi 


Legendary Cameroonian striker, Samuel Eto’o expressed his dissatisfaction with the performance of the Indomitable Lions in their narrow win over minnows Burundi in the 2023 AFCON qualifiers.

Eto’o was left fuming after the five-time African champions laboured to a one-nil win over the Swallows of Burundi in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

In a video posted on twitter,  Eto’o took a swipe at the players for their wastefulness while threatening the replace the current crop with ‘children’.

The Indomitable Lions dominated a hapless Burundi side but failed to put the game to bed owing to their profligacy in front of the goal.

After the game, Eto’o stormed the dressing room of the Cameroonians to voice out his frustrations about the team’s total output.

“I am not happy. I don’t care who you play against; you represent Cameroon. I am not happy at all. In my time, I missed the World Cup because I knew what problems I had.

” Those problems won’t repeat themselves while I’m president.” Eto’o said as quoted by Joy Sports.

“Places in this team will be earned. Nobody, I repeat, nobody has a place guaranteed in this team. You must do your job. Whoever comes here to wear this shirt must do the job, else he goes and I will be happy to have the children play.”

Cameroon beat Burundi 1-0 away, but the legend – and now FA boss – blasted the team’s attitude on the pitch.

He says there will be no problem to change the whole team that qualified for the World Cup for an entirely new one!

Eto’o, who will be the leader of the delegation when Cameroon heads to Qatar 2022, believes the five-time African champions are heading to their eighth World Cup appearance to win the ultimate and not to make the numbers.

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