Eto`o announces international retirement U-turn to rejoin Cameroon squad

Johannesburg: Chelsea striker Samuel Eto`o has reversed his decision to retire from international football, pledging on Tuesday to join up with Cameroon in Tunisia for next week`s World Cup Africa Zone play-off.

According to Sport24, his U-turn will be welcome news to the `Indomitable Lions` who face Tunisia in Rades on October 13 followed by the return leg in Yaounde on November 17.

The 32-year-old said that a player could have all the problems in the world, but he has to see out his mission, adding that it was time for him to join his teammates in Tunisia and return with a good result.

He will link up with the national squad in the French Cote d`Azur resort of Nice on Wednesday to prepare for the match, the report said.

Eto`o made his debut for Cameroon, who are out to secure their seventh participation at a World Cup finals, in 1997, the report added.

He has regularly disagreed with Cameroon coaches and his initial retirement may have been linked to the selections of present incumbent Volker Finke, the report further said.