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2018 Election: Samuel Eto’o To Challenge Paul Biya ?

The information is already relayed by several international media: the former captain of the indomitable Lions Samuel Eto’o would be candidate for the presidential of 2018 in Cameroon.

The rumour is part of the Malian news site Malitribune according to which the attacker would have surprised all Cameroonians by “officially announcing” his candidacy during a “recent media release”.

“The former FC Barcelona player said he had always dreamed of doing politics, but he was waiting … Well, it seems that the long-awaited moment is finally here! “Reads the site.

Very soon, the rumour will be taken up by several other news sites in Mali, Senegal and even Cameroon; arousing reactions from several Internet users about the lack of professionalism of certain media.

This is not, however, the first time the press has given political intentions to the four time African Footballer of the Year. 

By 2016, several news sites had announced that the player was considering a political career like the Liberian Georges Weah.

An announcement that Samuel Eto’o had denied on several occasions at the time.

Although doubts persist about his possible involvement in politics, it must be emphasized that Samuel Eto’o has never hidden his social commitment.


The player who also has very good ties with Paul Biya, has initiated several charitable works carried out in Cameroon as well as in other African countries.

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