By Angu Lesley
Football Writer, kick442.com-Cameroon.
Legendary Cameroonian striker Samuel Eto’o Fils has joined the fight against the deadly CoronaVirus pandemic in Cameroon.
The four times African footballer of the year through his foundation
[Fundación Privada Samuel Eto’o] in collaboration with a host of institutions amongst which are the Kadji Group, Utopia, BETOO and Twist night club made public their intentions to join the fight in a release published on Wednesday evening.
“To accompany Cameroonians in this period of a global health challenge in Cameroon and the rest of the world, the Samuel Eto’o foundation has decided to support the efforts made by government so far to limit the propagation of the virus.
The organization plans to reach-out to denizens in the towns of Buea, Yaounde, Douala and Bafoussam for a sensitization campaign. They plan to distribute prevention aids like Soap, disinfectants,nose masks, Rice, salt and other basic items to a target number of 50 000 persons.
The initiative also includes the foundation partnering with BETOO to produce 50 000 nose masks which will be distributed to public transporters in the Motorbike and Taxi transportation business. The masks produced will be such that can be washed and used more than once. The initiative plans to hand the masks to the heads of transporters syndicates for further distribution in their respective area of operations.
The humanitarian support from the initiative will equally target professional footballers from across 44 local clubs in Cameroon. The footballers are expected to get prevention aids such including face masks and other basic needs. BETOO in collaboration with Utopia through FECAFOOT plans to reach out to 1000 locally-based professional footballers including those of clubs in the women’s league.
The release failed to state the kick off date for the above-mentioned activities to begin but it is likely to begin soon.
The Samuel Eto’o Foundation is noted for it’s humanitarian activities as it aims to protect children and youth by providing emergency aid while encouraging education, basic health, and social inclusion for the disadvantaged in order to help them build opportunities for the future.
The ex indomitable lions captain and record man becomes only the second Cameroonian football to reach out to Cameroonians materially or financially since the outbreak of the CoronaVirus pandemic.
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