Muscat – A Cameroonian delegation headed by Samuel Eto’o, president of the Cameroon Football Federation, arrived in Oman on Wednesday. The visit is in preparation of the Cameroon national team setting up a training camp in Suhar ahead of the Qatar World Cup.
The team had submitted an official request to camp in Suhar to prepare for World Cup 2022, which will be held from November 21 to December 18.
A statement earlier issued by Suhar Club said, ‘The Cameroon national team has submitted a request to set up its camp in the wilayat of Suhar, North Batinah governorate, for the World Cup. The team will hold its training camp from November 10 to 19.’
Oman, led by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth, is making all arrangements to open its doors for teams that have qualified for Qatar to hold camps in the sultanate. The move is seen as a win-win situation for both the teams and the sultanate.
An official in the ministry informed that there is coordination with Oman Football Association to attract teams to camp in the sultanate to acclimatise before the start of the tournament. He confirmed that Oman has sports facilities of international standards that will help the teams prepare well for the tournament.
Led by coach Rigobert Song, Cameroon has been drawn with Brazil, Serbia and Switzerland in Group G in this World Cup. While Cameroon has never faced the two European sides in the tournament before, it has played Brazil twice losing on both occasions – 1994 and 2014.