Eto'o back for Afcon opener
YAOUNDE - Samuel Eto'o will end a lengthy international suspension next month after being recalled by Cameroon for an Africa Nations Cup first round leg qualifier against Cape Verde Islands.
The 31-year-old forward was banned for eight months after leading a player strike in November over unpaid bonuses. The row caused the team to cancel a friendly in Algeria.
The ban was expected to end the career of the four-time African Footballer of the Year widely regarded as Cameroon's greatest player.
Eto'o, though, will return against Cape Verde Islands in Praia on September 8, the Cameroon Football Federation said at the weekend as they announced a 23-man squad.
Former Barcelona and Inter Milan striker Eto'o now plays for wealthy Russian Premier League side Anzhi Makhachkala.