JOHANNESBURG - Chelsea striker Samuel Eto'o has told Cameroon team-mates he is quitting the national team ahead of World Cup qualifying play-offs. Eto'o, record four-time winner of the African Footballer of the Year award, broke the news after a 1-0 win over Libya at the weekend. A Cameroon football official said that Eto'o announced his retirement to team-mates in the dressing-room after the match. "He did not give reasons why he is retiring from the national team," said the official, speaking on condition of anonymity. "Samuel thanked his team-mates for all the efforts they have made to allow him to become a better player. They prayed together and he left." An Eto'o corner led to AurelienChedjou heading the winner and enabling Cameroon to top Group I after struggling for much of the campaign. –AFP