World Cup Football Boots: Cameroon
Fifa Ranking: 19
Path Ahead of the World Cup
After a slow start in their campaign, with a shocking loss to Togo and a draw against Morocco, the coach of Cameroon, Otto Pfister, was fired and Frenchman Paul Le Guen was appointed as the new coach. Le Guen’s appointment caused an uprise in Cameroon’s spirits as they got a win against Gabon, followed by another win against the Panthers four days later in Yaounde. This upturn in form saw Cameroon qualify top of their group.
Samuel Eto’o and Rigobert Song
Captain Eto’o is widely regarded as one of the finest frontmen on the planet. Recently switching clubs from Barcelona to Inter Milan has seen Eto’o develop a a new facet to is game playing alongside Diego Milito. Whilst not getting as many goals as he did at Barca, he has racked up many more assists and working as a unit, which allows him to play alone up front or as part of a striking pair.
Ex-Liverpool and West Ham man Rigobert Song has been to every World Cup that Cameroon have featured in since 1994. The strong defender is a favourite among Cameroon fans, thanks to his record as the country’s most capped player, his stern defensive presence, and his penchant for wild and crazy hairstyles!
Frenchman Paul Le Guen caused quite an uproar when he was appointed, stripping Rigobert Song of the captaincy and appointing Eto’o instead. Thankfully, both players reacted well – and since then Le Guen has seen Cameroon through qualification.
Prediction: Good enough to get out the group, but not past the round of 16