Lavagne to strip Eto'o of captaincy
The Frenchman says he would like the issue of team captain to be discussed by the Cameroon Football Federation before the country play the Cape Verde Islands in September and October in the final round of 2013 African Nations Cup preliminaries.
Long-standing captain Eto’o, handed a lengthy suspension from international football for leading a players strike last year, is due to return to the team for the qualifiers.
Lavagne has written a letter to the federation, stating, “after reflection with the technical staff, we think that a final decision should be taken on the choice of a team captain before the crucial encounters of September and October.
“Consequently, we are requesting that a meeting be held to designate the next captain of the national team and his assistants," he wrote. The letter was released to the media in Cameroon.
Lavagne has also complained that his annual salary of 132 million CFA francs (about $245 000) has not been paid. His contract stipulates that it been paid in a single lump sum, he claimed.
The taciturn Lavagne, recently warned by his federation for being disrespectful to a government minister, was appointed last year after Cameroon fired former Spain manager Javier Clemente when they failed to reach the 2012 Nations Cup finals.