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Breel Donald Embolo scored Switzerland’s only goal that earned Cameroon opening game defeat at the ongoing World Cup here in Qatar. Understandably, Embolo, 25, who plays his club football for Monaco in France, is a Cameroonian who migrated with his family to Switzerland. And so, when Embolo struck three minutes into the second half at Al Janoub Stadium, he decided not to add injury to the pains of his ‘countrymen’ by celebrating. He stood with arms raised while his Swiss teammates including Nigeria-born Manuel Akanji and Noah Okafor danced round him in celebration of their winning start to their Qatar 2022 campaign.
Sadly for Cameroon who have now lost their last eight World Cup matches dating back to 2002, the defeat dampened the celebration that would have followed the award presented to their legend, Roger Milla, by FIFA. Milla was honoured before kick-off of the match as the oldest goal-scorer in World Cup history when he scored in…
Source: Thisday Newspaper