17 Dec 2011

Cameroon suspend captain Eto'o for 15 matches

12:45 pm on 17 December 2011

Cameroon have banned skipper Samuel Eto'o for 15 matches and vice-captain Eyong Enoh for two games after they persuaded team-mates not to travel to Algeria for a friendly last month.

Cameroon's players went on strike in November, forcing the abandonment of the friendly in Algiers, saying they had not received money promised for their appearance in a four-nation tournament in Morocco the previous weekend.

The federation said 30-year-old Eto'o, four-times African Footballer of the Year, could not explain why the players refused to turn out for the national team after Algeria and the Cameroon sports ministry offered a way out of the crisis.