13 December 2011

[Former player] Eto'o donates 122.000 euros to build a hospital in Cameroon

The player Samuel Eto'o donated 122,000 euros to build a hospital in Cameroon.

The cameroonian forward Samuel Eto'o, former player of Barcelona and Inter Milan, today offered a donation of 80 million francs Cameroon (more than 122,000 euros) to build a hospital in his country.

The money will build the hospital of the town of Ngambé, sixty miles north of Douala, Cameroon's economic capital.
"It is we who must participate in the development of our country," the attacker told Efe that the current military Anzhi Makhachkala Russian team, which is the highest paid footballer in the world.

"In this town is far from a hospital, it is necessary that people have a hospital. I invite the elite of this town to help develop this area of ​​Cameroon," said Eto'o.

According to Mayor Antoine Logman Ngamba, the construction of this hospital will begin next January. The gesture of solidarity of the striker, who has participated in recent years in social work at home, help to Cameroon, where there is only one doctor for every 5,000 inhabitants, according to statistics from the Ministry of Health.

Anzhi Makhachkala The player also promised to offer 480 million francs (about 732,825 euros) over the next six months for the construction of other infrastructure and development projects in the area.

Eto'o is in Cameroon to attend a convocation of the disciplinary committee Cameroon Football Federation (Fecafút).

The captain of the "Indomitable Lions", also known as the Cameroon national team, must respond to the accusations that he was the source of the strike that led to the cancellation of the friendly match had to face Cameroon and Algeria last November. (via SPORT)