Eto’o: his statue vandalized in Cameroon

The Special Criminal Court investigates the federal president’s management of World Cup funds. In the meantime, the latest argument with Onana comes to light

These are particularly hot days for Samuel Eto’o, former Inter striker and now president of the Cameroon football federation. Today in the town hall of one of the neighborhoods of the capital Yaoundé the statue that had been erected in his honor was vandalized. Eto’o is at the center of a controversy regarding the dismissal of coach Rigobert Song, decided by the sports minister, a sworn enemy of the former Pichichi in the Barça shirt. In recent days Samuel had declared that it will now be up to the president of the republic, Paul Biya, to choose the new technical commissioner from a list of three names that will be presented to him. This would be an interference contrary to FIFA regulations, with the risk of being placed under special administration.

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Furthermore, Eto’o is at the center of an investigation by the Special Criminal Court (TCS) for the management of the football federation he presides over regarding the use of public funds obtained by the government for the trip to Qatar for the last World Cup, as well as 4 million euros. Eto’o’s spokesperson, Ernest Obama, instead spoke about the attempt at reconciliation he himself implemented between Andre Onana and Samuel on the occasion of the last Africa Cup of Nations, which failed miserably when Eto’o snubbed the former goalkeeper of Inter telling him to return “to the hearing” the following day. Which Onana did, logically annoyed and nervous. The meeting would have ended in bad words, with Andre accusing Et0’o of being kicked out of the World Championship.