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Cameroon: Alexandre Song's serious accusations against Samuel Eto'o

Former Indomitable Lions midfielder Alexandre Song has made serious accusations against the Cameroonian Football Federation (Féçafoot) and its president Samuel Eto'o, denouncing their interference in the publication of the lists of players summoned under former coach Rigobert Song.

During his appearance on the set of the Fou Fou Foot show on CRTV Sports, Alexandre Song raised explosive questions concerning the interference of the Cameroonian Football Federation (Fécafoot) in the affairs of the national team. Openly accusing Fécafoot, led by Samuel Eto'o, the former midfielder revealed that the selection lists of the outgoing coach, Rigobert Song, were regularly altered by the governing body.

According to the ex-Barça player, these manipulations would explain the recurring absence of Jean Onana from the national team lists. “I don't understand how in a Cameroonian team, we don't call a boy like Jean Onana. (…) The coach makes a list, he sends it to the federation, but when the list returns to him, it is no longer the same ”Song said. He thus claims that the Olympique de Marseille player would have been the victim of abuse of power by the leaders of Fécafoot.

These accusations by Song highlight persistent tensions within the Cameroonian Football Federation and suspicions of interference in the technical choices of the national team. The relationship between Samuel Eto'o and the players seems to be at the heart of these controversies, as evidenced by the incident involving André Onana during the second group match of CAN 2023 against Senegal. Despite calls for his inclusion in the team, Onana was left out during the third group day and the round of 16, against Nigeria (0-2).