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Samuel Eto'o had threatened to walk out on the Cameroon team. ((Bertrand Langlois/AFP/Getty Images))

Cameroon has selected Samuel Eto'o as its captain, a strong show of support after the striker threatened to skip the tournament following criticism by former great Roger Milla.

Coach Paul Le Guen announced his final 23-man group for South Africa following Saturday's 1-1 draw with Slovakia in a friendly in Austria.

Cameroon Soccer Federation president Iya Mohammed says it "fully supports the national coach Paul Le Guen, captain Samuel Eto'o and all of our national team."

The Inter Milan forward had threatened to walk out after Milla said Eto'o had achieved much for his European clubs but failed to match the achievements playing for Cameroon.