Since the controversial arbitration of Bakary Gassama on the occasion of the return dam of the 2022 World Cup which opposed them, Algeria and Cameroon have maintained tense relations. Both countries hit rock bottom when Samuel Eto’o, the president of the Cameroon Football Federation, lost his nerve and hit an Algerian influencer who shouted at him on the sidelines of a World Cup match in Qatar.
Since then, the Cameroonian legend has been trying to bury the hatchet and the former FC Barcelona striker reached out to the Fennecs this Sunday upon his arrival at Houari Boumediene airport in Algiers on the occasion of the CHAN 2022, a competition in which the Indomitable Lions A’. The leader said he was ready to do his utmost to support Algeria, candidate for the organization of CAN 2025.
🔴 Samuel Eto’o: “I never betray my friends. Algeria was alongside Cameroon when we were going through a difficult time during the CAN. And it is the duty of the president of FECAFOOT in return to be on the side of the Algerian Federation. » 🤝🇨🇲🇩🇿pic.twitter.com/BWvZE6Pabo
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“I never betray my friends. Algeria was alongside Cameroon when we were going through a difficult time during the CAN in Cameroon. It is the duty of the President of the Cameroonian Football Federation, in return, to be on the side of the President of the Algerian Football Federation“Launched the 41-year-old man in front of the media. “Football is there to help, not to divide. And we are not going to change this beautiful story. The president that I am, it will be my duty to return the favor to the president (of the Algerian Football Federation, editor’s note).In any case, it is pleasant to see the four-time African Player of the Year walking around with a smile on his face in Algeria! The starting point for more peaceful relations between the two countries?