With this penalty, Cameroon’s Samuel Eto’o Fils, three-time African Footballer of the Year, scored his 14th cup of nations goal to match the record set by Laurent Pokou of the Ivory Coast back in 1968.
Eto’o has competed at the Cup of Nations for eight years now for Cameroon, his home country, and has won the competition twice. Unfortunately, he missed out on the 2006 World Cup, when Cameroon failed to qualify.
Eto’o has thrilled fans at Barcelona, although he’s had to put up with the racism in La Liga…
The great news is that he’s 26. Eto’o can score quite a few more goals in the days and years ahead, putting this ANC record out of reach for good perhaps.
And maybe, just maybe, we’ll see Eto’o in SA 2010?