By Nji Nelson Chefor
Sports writer-kick442.com, Cameroon
Players of Yong Sports Academy, YOSA, in the Cameroon Elite one championship, Foncha Street FC in the Elite two and Vision Sports FC in the Women’s championship have received relief materials from the Samuel Eto’o Foundation through FECAFOOT as part of support to footballers in the country, kick442.com can report.
The relief materials includes Rice, Vegetable oil, Sardine, Water, Face masks and Liquid soap.
While handing over the gifts to the two teams, Saturday June 6, the Secretary General of the North West Regional League, Ndi Tsembom Elvis, enjoined the players to make good use of the gifts from Samuel Eto’o. He also used the opportunity to caution the players to directives as the football world continue to battle against the Coronavirus.
Speaking on behalf of his teammates, Louis Dada Manjo, one of YOSA’s captain expressed his satisfaction to the Samuel Eto’o Foundation.
“Since the outbreak of this pandemic, we have been struggling to survive. We are very happy with these gifts and we thank the Samuel Eto’o Foundation for this gesture. The gifts will go a long way to help us for some weeks”, Louis Dada Manjo told kick442.com.
On his part, Germaine Suh, captain of Foncha Street FC used the opportunity thank the donor while calling on his teammates to remain safe amidst the Coronavirus.
The captain of Vision Sports FC, Tim Shalom Makoma, wasn’t indifferent as she and her teammates were equally happy with the gifts.
Twenty (20) players from each of the teams will go home with a sac of rice, a litre of oil, 1 sardine, one palette of water, a litre of liquid soap and two parks face masks.
Kick442.com understands, players of Cameroon League one champions, PWD Social Club of Bamenda will receive their share of the gifts on Tuesday June 9, 2020.
About 1,000 players of the men (first and second division) as well as the women championship are benefitting from the same gesture.
The Samuel Eto’o Foundation was created in March 2006 as a non-profit organization operating mainly in West Africa. Their goal is to protect children and young people as well as providing emergency aid and encouraging education, basic health and social inclusion for the under privileged so as to help them create opportunities for the future.
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