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Eto'o has questions to answer

IN THE DOCK: The world's highest paid player, Samuel Eto'o

SAMUEL ETO’O has been summoned to appear before the Cameroon Football Federation (Fecafoot). The former Barcelona and Inter Milan star will be asked to explain his part in the player strike last week, which led to the Indomitable Lions’ friendly game against Algeria being cancelled.

Ajax midfielder Eyong Enoh will also face the disciplinary panel whilst Benoit Assou-Ekotto of Spurs will answer a separate charge of not responding to an invitation to join the team in Morocco.

Cameroon had travelled to Marrakesh to play in a tournament, known as the LG Cup, against Morocco and Sudan.
However, after winning the tournament, the players were reportedly not paid their bonuses and appearance fees, and they decided not to make the trip to Algeria in protest.

The hearing is due on Thursday but as the three players want to appear in person, a postponement is likely.

Eto’o, who now plays for Russian side Anzhi and is the world’s best paid footballer, has represented Cameroon since 1997, getting his first cap a day before his 16th birthday.

This is not the first time he has faced the disciplinary panel, earlier this year he was cleared of a charge of missing training and showing indiscipline to then coach Javier Clemente.

The Algerian Football Federation (FAF), meanwhile, have lodged an official complaint with FIFA about the incident. They declared that apologies from Cameroon would not ‘set free the Cameroon FA and its team from reparations for the serious sports, moral and financial damages caused to the FAF.’

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