Samuel Eto’o Made Honorary Citizen

Retired Cameroonian footballer Samuel Eto’o Fils has been named honorary citizen of Cameroon in a solemn ceremony this Monday afternoon presided over by the mayor of the Yaoundé VI municipality.

The event which pulled together a good number of persons crowns a wonderful year for Samuel Eto’o.

The global icon Samuel Eto’o Fils was appointed brand ambassador of Senegalese air transport franchise “La Holding Bag’O” last month barely days after being named ambassador of Chad.

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The former Barcelona and Inter Milan legend is the all-time is a fan favorite in Cameroon and to some the gesture had been long overdue.

Samuel Eto’o, 39, however finished his career last year having played for heavyweights Barcelona, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Everton and Inter Milan amongst others. This partly explains his attractiveness.

Eto’o is a native of Nkon, a suburb of Yaoundé. He made his first steps in the district of Mvog-Ada, one of the most deprived of the Cameroonian capital. He has two brothers who are also footballers: David and Étienne. Eto’o has four children: Maelle, Étienne, Siena and Lynn. He married his longtime sweetheart Georgette on 6 July 2007. Georgette is the mother of Siena and Lynn, who both live with her in Paris.

On 9 November 2020, Eto’o was involved in a car accident, when his 4×4 had a head-on collision with a bus. It was said that Eto’o was unhurt from the accident. The driver of the bus tried to escape the scene before being apprehended and taken to a police station.

Frank Fremer is a seasoned journalist, blogger and political analyst for over a decade in Uganda

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