Eto’o has new Nations Cup goal

2010-01-08 10:09

CAMEROON superstar Samuel Eto’o hopes to break the individual

scoring record of nine goals at the Africa Cup of Nations when Angola stages

this year’s tournament beginning on Sunday.

Mulamba Ndaye of the former Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of

Congo) set the mark at the 1974 finals in Zaire and Egyptian Hossam Hassan and

South African Benni McCarthy came closest to matching him with seven each in

1998 in Burkina Faso.

“My first objective is to score the highest number of goals at a

single Nations Cup tournament,” Eto’o told reporters in Kenya, where his team is

preparing for the African football showpiece.

Eto’o, who joined Italian giants Inter Milan last year from another

giant FC Barcelona of Spain in a high-profile move, has been the leading scorer

in the previous two editions of the biennial Nations Cup with five goals each


His appetite for hitting the net showed no signs of diminishing in

the qualifiers for Angola with nine goals, the second highest haul behind less

known Moumouni Dagano of Burkina Faso.

Apart from being the main source of goals, Eto’o has proved an

inspirational captain since replacing long-serving Rigobert Song last year when

French coach Paul le Guen took charge.

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