Even retired, Samuel Eto’o continues to attract the spotlight and to claim the recognition of African football. The former captain of the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon believes that the players of the continent are not considered at fair value.
He said while votes for the next Ballon d’Or will be closed this Friday and the chances for the best Africans seem to be slim to win the trophy.
« African players are not respected, but first by their own brothers and that’s a shame. But when I say it, some turn and say + but why he says it? + « . But because it’s true, because it’s a fact, because for years, before me, before I arrived in this business, it was already the case, « teased the former star of the FC Barcelona in an interview with AFP.
Despite three European Champions League titles and several national trophies, Eto’o has never won the honorary title of best player in the world. Today, he says he is committed to supporting the Mané, Salah, Aubameyang generation to achieve this goal.