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The great Cameroonian soccer player Samuel Eto’o is the president of the Cameroonian soccer federation, which is why he will try to fix a serious problem that Cameroonian soccer presents. It is about the falsification of the age of the players, which have been discovered in recent years.
ANDto’o, who had problems at the Qatar 2022 World Cup after hitting a person, watched as the team Cameroon sealed their qualification for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations U-17 tournament with a 2-0 win against the Republic of the Congo 2-0 on 15 January.
Nevertheless, said pool featured 21 players from the original pool of 30 men disqualified for failing age eligibility tests following MRIs to determine bone age and then kicked out of the team, according to BBC Sport.
To make matters worse, 11 of the replacements drafted into the team also failed the tests and were too old to play in the playoffssomething that has made Eto’o explode against his compatriots.
“We need to put an end to the age manipulation that has historically ruined the reputation of Cameroonian football”Eto’o said.
Why does this age falsification occur?
Motivated that in different African countries the opportunities to play in a professional soccer team are fewer than those born in Europe or Latin America is that many players are forced to lie in order to extend their chances of success in sport, something that can help you get out of your territory and succeed abroad, and at the same time get peace and tranquility, not only for the player himself, but also for his family.
Nevertheless, keep in mind that playing in a professional football team in Cameroon does not mean that you will get moneybecause there are only two teams that pay to play, something that Eto’o is trying to change.
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