The former Barcelona and Inter Milan striker who played at four editions of the tournament for Cameroon across a glittering career claimed that this year was the time an African side would show their full potential.
Cameroon are currently ranked 35th in the world while Morocco place slightly higher at 22nd.
Eto’o told ESPN: ‘Africa has always had the potential to achieve a successful World Cup, but we haven’t always shown our best face up to now.
‘During the years, African teams have acquired more and more experience, and I think they’re ready not only to participate in a World Cup, but also to win it.
‘Cameroon will win the World Cup final against Morocco.’
He said that Morocco will have eliminated Spain, Portugal and France while his own Cameroon, for whose federation he now acts as president, will send Belgium and Senegal home in the quarter-finals and semi-finals before defeating Morocco.
‘As president of our federation, I would love to see Cameroon win the World Cup,’ he added.