A big blow to Samuel Eto’o. The former captain of the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon had chosen the city of Antalya in Turkey to host this weekend, the activities of the tenth anniversary of his foundation.
Everything is canceled because of the military coup that made since Friday, July 15, 2016, more than 160 dead. The situation is now under control, but the popular combinations are prohibited. A context that brought Samuel Eto’o out of his reserves this Saturday, July 16, 2016 to express his grief and compassion for the victims.
“Given the unfortunate events that took place in Turkey, I regret to announce that the events related to the 10th anniversary of the Samuel Eto’o Foundation had to be suspended. The charity match, highlight of this celebration that was planned tonight is canceled and postponed to a later date.
In this exceptional circumstance, I extend my sympathy to the people and the Turkish authorities, who have always supported me. The public and fan that had massively joined the initiative by buying 35,000 entrance tickets, thank you. Everything will be done to ensure that everyone is repaid. I can not conclude without thanking all those soccer stars who agreed to participate in this celebration. To the members of the Foundation, to the media who have invested in this business, this is only a postponement. We’re together, “said the four times African Golden Ball