Present yesterday at a press conference, Samuel Eto’o spoke on the much-criticized lawn of Japoma Stadium. This intervention comes as Cameroon prepares to play its quarter-final match against Gambia on the same ground which saw Algeria lose.
The controversies continue to beat down Cameroon, host country of the 33rd edition of the African Cup of Nations. A dubious Covid Protocol, non-approved pitches, questionable security and deplorable reception conditions are blamed on the CAF Organizing Committee and the Cameroon Football Federation. The latter did not remain speechless, since the President of FECAFOOT made things clear.
Samuel Eto’o mentioned the case of the Omnisport stadium in Douala, which he considers to be in line with footballing standards. It was on the non-practicable pitch of Japoma that the Greens failed to qualify for the round of 16 of CAN 2022. For the President of FECAFOOT, the pitch should not be a disadvantage for the players. » Our national team has qualified for the quarter-finals. We will play this match at the Japoma stadium, in Douala […] The Japoma stadium meets international standards. The problem of the lawn does not preclude it. Bona fide footballers do not complain. Every African should be proud of this building which sits alongside the most beautiful stadiums in the world. Everything is not perfect in this AFCON but I apologize for that. “, he says.