Cameroon football legend Samuel Eto’o survives road crash

Monday November 09 2020
Samuel Eto'o

Cameroon forward Samuel Eto'o on June 1, 2014 in western Germany. The retired footballer was involved in an accident in Cameroon on November 8, 2020. PHOTO | AFP


Cameroon national football team former captain, Samuel Eto’o, is in good health after he was involved in a road accident in his country Sunday morning, sources have said.

Renowned sports journalist and close aide to the legendary football star, Martin Camus Mimb, who confirmed the accident, said in a tweet that the former Barcelona and Inter Milan striker was out of danger.

“He (Samuel Eto’o) is at home and in a stable condition, no danger reported," Mimb said on his official social media channel where he posted a photo of the footballer. He said the photo was taken after the accident.

The ace sports commentator said Eto’o is planning to reassure his fans by Monday, probably through a press conference.

Eto’o’s car was hit by a public transport vehicle on the Nkongsamba-Douala road while he was returning from multiple events in the West Region of the country, according to local sports portal,

Although photos that circulated on social media showed a partially damaged car, the 39-year-old suffered no injuries.


The four-time African footballer of the year, who is a special adviser to the president of the Confederation of African Football (Caf), Ahmad Ahmad, retired from football last year after a 22-year successful career.