Samuel Eto'o Files Law Suit Against The Confederation Of African Football (CAF)

Cameroon's Football Supremo, Samuel Eto'o, says he instructed his lawyers to Sue the Confederations Of African Football (CAF) after what he described as an unacceptable attack on his personality. 

The Ex Barcelona and Inter Milan Star was talking to France 24 in an exclusive interview on February 24th, 2024.

Why Did Samuel Eto'o Sue CAF?

Responding to the investigation by CAF about a supposed "inappropriate behavior" from the Fecafoot boss, Eto'o said: "I was never questioned about those accusations."

"I instructed my lawyers to sue CAF and to establish specific responsibilities."

"It was too easy to tarnish everything I had built during these years in football. It was too early [for CAF] to release a communique". 

Something the four-time African Ballon d'Or winner described as "unacceptable behavior."

Samuel Eto'o also made some clarifications concerning the situation with the National team coach [Rigobert Song]: 

"He's brought a lot to this National team, but football is how it is; we didn't achieve our objectives [with Song at the Helm], so my executive committee and I opted not to renew the contract.

He added that he will study different coaching profiles before choosing an ideal successor.

Eto'o Makes Statement On Andre Onana's Situation

Eto'o also discussed the Andre Onana situation and all the rumors surrounding his participation at the just-ended AFCON.

"It's not a matter of Samuel Eto'o or Andre Onana; it's a matter of an institution [Fecafoot] and a group of players, who have rights and Obligations, adding that the institution "must always remain above everyone" to ensure a "lively environment with rules."

Samuel Eto'o was adamant that the AFCON campaign wasn't a failure per se but "underwhelming concerning our objectives and what we had prepared for. We also knew it was going to be a tough competition. Now we have to think about the future."

Samuel Eto'o on his Relationship with Cameroon's Minister of Sports

Cameroon's all-time highest goal scorer admitted to having a difficult relationship with the Minister of Sports but also said he has a very cordial relationship with the Secretary General of the Presidency.

When asked if he has political ambitions, Samuel Eto'o had this to say:

"Most of the problems I encounter are because some people think I intend to become Head of State in Cameroon." 

He adds: "Today, I have so many things to do that it is not something that crosses my mind."

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