Eto’o’s Successor unleashed

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Earlier last month before the African Nations Cup group stage qualifiers begin, Cameroon coach said he is looking for a new start for the team after a disappointing World Cup.

“This is a new squad mixing old experience and young talents the squad, after the World Cup in Brazil which still haunt the mind for a long time.

“I’ve had to standardise many things and this is why I have made some sharp changes in the selection of the players and Abubakarr will be very much involves”. He told reporters in Yaoundé.

In Brazil Abubakarr was alongside the famous captain Samuel Eto’o up front, now playing without Eto’o he is already out excelling in Finke’s squad.

Against Sierra Leone the Porto Star man once again will let loose, most especially after scoring vital goals for the Lions against DR Congo Leopards and twice against the Ivory Coast.

The winger is a force hefty and has lot of pace. The 22-year-old has never been a champion of Africa, Europe or even France, where he plays for modest Lorient.

He is well known in Cameroon, where he was a star for Cottonport Garoua and, indeed, was the only home-based player to be included in the squad for the 2010 World Cup.

Despites not featured in the 2010 tournament in South Africa but afterwards he finished the season in France as the third-highest scorer in Ligue 1, with 16 goals (and five assists) from 32 appearances and a host of man-of-the-match performances and was shortlisted for the Marc-Vivien Foé Prize, which is awarded to the best African player in France.

Meanwhile, looking out for fresh talents Volker Finke was Wednesday at St. Jacques Park FC Basel in Switzerland watching another young and promising Cameroon sensation Breel Embolo against Liverpool as he plans ahead of Sierra Leone ties.

The German international who was appointed as head coach of the Lions of Cameroon taking over from Jean-Paul Akono has set his sight on qualification against Sierra Leone this month.

Both matches will be played at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium (local time) in Yaoundé.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2018

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