Cape Verde Denied Eto'o Seventh Afcon Chance


The iconic striker was denied a seventh participation at the showpiece of African football by an unheralded Cape Verde Islands, who edged out the Indomitable Lions 3-2 on aggregate over two legs in the final round of qualifying.
  • Cape Verde/Cameroon:  A Dream Come True for Cape Verde

    Confederation of African Football, 20 October 2012

    When the 16 best teams in African football assemble in South Africa for the finals of the 29th CAF Africa Cup of Nations in January next year, some very big name-players will be ... read more »

Samuel Eto'o of Cameroon and Chris Katongo of Zambia with Referee officals during the African Nations Cup match between Cameroon and Zambia .

  • Cape Verde/Cameroon:  Cape Verde Stuns Cameroon

    Cameroon Tribune, 15 October 2012

    Though victorious, the Indomitable Lions left spectators dejected at the end of the match. read more »

  • Cameroon/Cape Verde:  2010 Nations/World Cup - Lions Qualify for Next Stage

    The Post, 11 September 2008

    The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon Saturday, September 6, silenced their Cape Verde counterparts 2-1 to qualify for the next stage of the joint 2010 World and African Cup of Nations ... read more »

  • Cameroon/Cape Verde:  Five Months to Build

    Cameroon Tribune, 8 September 2008

    With 13 points, four ahead of runners up Cape Verde, Cameroon will lead Group One of the on-going round of the joint qualifiers for the African Cup of Nations and World Cup, ... read more »

Photo: CAF

Cape Verde national football team

  • Africa:  Cameroon , Cape Verde in Leadership Duel

    Cameroon Tribune, 5 September 2008

    Group A leaders Cameroon, will clash with runners-up, Cape Verde this weekend. read more »

  • Cameroon:  Lions Begin Training for Cameroon vs Cape Verde Game Tomorrow

    Cameroon Tribune, 7 October 2012

    The players who started assembling in Brussels on Saturday will arrive in the country this Monday October 8. The Indomitable Lions will begin training in Yaounde tomorrow for the ... read more »

  • Nigeria/Senegal:  Cameroon, Senegal Crash Out

    Vanguard, 14 October 2012

    Certainly, these are hard days for the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon, as the former African champions were knocked of the African Cup of Nations by Cape Verde Islands, a country of ... read more »

  • Africa:  Daunting Debuts for Cameroon, Morocco Coaches

    Confederation of African Football, 13 October 2012

    Cameroon and Morocco bank on new coaches this weekend to undo first-leg damage in final round qualifiers for the 2013 Orange Africa Cup of Nations. read more »

  • Cameroon:  Lions Begin Training on Monday

    Cameroon Tribune, 7 October 2012

    The Indomitable Lions will begin training in Yaounde tomorrow for the upcoming crucial encounter against Cape Verde on October 14, 2012. The coach, Jean Paul Akono who travelled to ... read more »

  • Cameroon:  Sanctions or Not for Footballer Samuel Eto'o?

    Radio Netherlands Worldwide, 7 September 2012

    Controversy keeps growing over a possible sanction against Cameroonian football star Samuel Eto'o. He refused to join the national squad for the 8 September Africa Cup of Nations ... read more »

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