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, kick442.com.
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.