Cameroon call up Kweuke to replace absent Eto'o

Leonard Kweuke

Cameroon have called up Leonard Kweuke to replace Samuel Eto'o after the striker refused to be part of the squad to face Cape Verde on 8 September.

After completing his eight-month international ban Eto'o was expected to make his comeback in the final qualifying round matches for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

But the four-time African Player of the Year wrote a letter to the Cameroon Football Federation to say he would not play again for the national team until issues of "amateurism and bad management" have been addressed.

Coach Denis Lavagne has now turned to Sparta Prague forward Kweuke to fill the void.

Kweuke, 25, is not a newcomer to the national team. The 25-year-old played in the 2011 Nations Cup qualifier against Mauritius and scored the first of six goals for Cameroon.

Cameroon will leave for a training camp in Senegal on 3 September 3 ahead of the match against Cape Verde.

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