Barcelona Legend Samuel Eto'o Gets Heroic Welcome as He Arrives in Ghana For World Cup Role

Barcelona Legend Samuel Eto'o Gets Heroic Welcome as He Arrives in Ghana For World Cup Role

  • Former Cameroon and Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o has arrived in Ghana for his World Cup ambassadorial role
  • The legendary Cameroonian was given a warm welcome as he touched down at the Kotoko International Airport
  • Samuel Eto'o won two Africa Cup of Nations in the 2000's with the Indomitable Lions during his playing career

Legendary African footballer, Samuel Eto'o, has arrived in Ghana to work on his role as ambassador for the 2022 World Cup.

The former Barcelona forward touched down on Thursday with his entourage ahead of his meetings with stakeholders of football in Ghana.

In a video posted on social media, the FECAFOOT president was given a warm reception as fans sang and chant his name.

Samuel Eto'o. Ghana, World Cup, Qatar
Barcelona Legend Samuel Eto'o has arrived in Ghana for 2022 World Cup role. Credit: @3SportsGH
Source: Twitter

The 41-year-old will meet officials of the Ghana Football Association to talk about how the Black Stars can get a good tournament in Qatar.

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He is also expected to have an interaction with the Ghanaian media on Friday.

Samuel Eto'o is revered on the continent following a successful playing career, which saw him win several trophies, including two Africa Cup of Nations titles as well as the UEFA Champions League three times.

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The FECAFOOT president believes Okocha deserved much more following his exploits for the Nigerian national team as well as the clubs he played for.

Eto’o insisted that Okocha remains one of the most skilful footballers ever and wondered how the midfield maestro never won the coveted CAF Player of the Year Award.

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Samuel Eto'o cruises on a scooter in France

Legendary Cameroonian footballer, Samuel Eto'o seems to be having the best time of his life in Paris, after taking time off his busy schedule to enjoy a motor ride around the Eifel tower.

The Cameroon Football Federation president is reportedly in France to monitor players of the national team.

In photos posted on social media, Eto'o is seen taking a ride on the principal streets of Paris, France.