Eto'o son takes another huge step

AFCON

Etienne Eto'o, the son of African legend Samuel has been awarded the no.10 shirt after being called up to the U-20 Cameroon Africa Cup of Nations squad.

Eto'o, 18, is finally able to represent the country of his father's birth after a presidential decree that prohibits the selection of young expatriates in any age group below U-17s saw him kicked out of their U-17 AFCON squad.

Scroll through the gallery to see the AFCON U-20 opening ceremony in Mauritania

The Oviedo striker is now amongst eight expatriates selected in the squad by Christophe Ousmanou who kicked off the tournament against hosts Mauritania on Sunday.

Ousmanou sprung a surprise by only releasing the squad hours before the opening game that didn't have U-17 captain and Toulouse wonderkid Steve Mvoué included.

Etienne was an unused substitute as they beat the hosts 1-0 to move to the summit of Group A but will target his youth national team debut when they face Uganda (February 17) before Mozambique (February 20).

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