By Kila Jisi
Former Lions Coach, Gweha Ikouam has said it would be a good thing for Samuel Eto’o to return to the national team.
Ikwan, Otto Pfister’s assistant in 2009 told lions4life.com, “Eto’o Fils is a Cameroonians and belongs to the national team and should return.”
Samuel Eto’o Fils is still serving an eight-month ban for the part he played in the players strike in Marrakech which led to the boycott of the friendly match against Algeria.
The initial 15 match ban on December 2011 was later slashed to eight months.
On Eto’o’s return, Ikwam suggests that, “the national team should be given an opportunity and initiatives taken to prevent and limit conflicts”.
“The atmosphere should be made convivial for the coach, the players and managers”.
Eto’o missed the round qualifiers for the Nations and World Cup and many Cameroonians have been clamouring for his return.
They believe the performance of the Lions has not been encouraging due Eto’o’s absence.
The ban expires three days to the Cameroon-Cape Verde encounter. The question is, would the four times African Player of the Year and Anhzi player be part of the expedition?
Meanwhile, preparations for the match against Cape Verde have started.