Cameroon’s soccer legend Roger Milla and Samuel Eto’o Fils will be in London for the 2012 Olympics.
Though the country’s men’s team did not qualify for the games, they will be there as special guests invited by the country’s sports minister Adoum Garoua. The sports boss made known his official delegation to the press today during a press conference in Yaounde.
Milla’s presence in the delegation of 72 athletes and officials is not surprising since he is a roving ambassador, but that of Eto’o has left many wondering. Moreover, it comes at a time when the indomitable lions’ coach Denis Lavagne has requested that Eto’o be removed as captain of the national selection.
Rumours hold it that the sports minister is not in favour of such decision and will use their presence in London to discuss Eto’o’s possible come back into the squad after his suspension ends by the end of August 2012. Eto’o was handed an eight month ban from the Indomitable Lions for his role in the aborted friendly against Algeria last year.
Despite this and questions from pressmen, minister Garoua did not explain why his choice of special guest fell on Eto’o and Milla.