Eto'o eyes Nations Cup goal-scoring record
CAIRO, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Samuel Eto'o's scintillating goal-scoring form continued at the African Nations Cup finals on Wednesday with his fourth in two games, edging closer to the tournament's all-time record.
Eto'o scored the first as Cameroon overcame World Cup finalists Togo 2-0 in their Group B match in Cairo to clinch a quarter-finals berth but Eto'o said his goals were not as important as team success.
'I'm very pleased with the way things are going but I'm more pleased for the team than for myself,' Eto'o told Reuters.
'We have reached our first target which was to get to the next round. We now have the pressure off us in the next match.'
Eto'o hit another stunning drive that brought crowd to its feet when he broke the deadlock in the 68th minute of Wednesday's match.
It followed a hat-trick of high quality goals for Cameroon in their opening game against Angola in Cairo on Saturday.
Eto'o, playing in his fourth Nations Cup finals tournament, has now scored 10 goals since his first appearance in 2000, and matched his own four-goal tally from that event.
He is now four goals shy of equalling the record of 14 goals scored by Ivory Coast's Laurent Pokou in the 1968 and 1970 tournaments.
If his goal scoring form continues Eto'o also has an chance to match the record of nine goals in a single tournament set by Mulumba Ndaye of Zaire, now known as the Democratic Republic of Congo, in 1974.