Cameroon suspends Samuel Eto’o for 15 games

Cameroon’s football federation has suspended its captain Samuel

Eto’o for 15 matches as punishment for his part in a players’

strike last month.

After playing in a tournament in Morocco, Eto’o and his

teammates refused to travel for a scheduled friendly in Algeria on

Nov. 15, saying the federation had not fulfilled promises to pay

appearance bonuses. The match was subsequently canceled.

Along with Eto’o, vice-captain Enoh Eyong was banned for two

matches, while Benoit Assou-Ekotto was fined $1,986 in a judgment

released by the federation on Friday.

The three players were given 10 days to appeal.