By Eyong E.
Guest writer, kick442.com-Cameroon
In this year 2020 influential Africans classification is Cameroon’s football legend samuel Eto’o Fils who remains a force to reckon with in the world of football.
The American business magazine owned by intergrated Whale Media and the Forbes family has it as tradition to celebrate world’s icons in the field of politics, business,investment, technology etc since its creation in September 1917.
2020 has been a tough and difficult year due to the convict pandemic, but despite this,some brave minds had to brave it all with their beautiful ideas and actions.
It is in this light that,this year’s celebration goes beyond the normal suspects of politicians,business tycoons, musicians– to those who made the year a better one with their ideas and actions.
Africa which has been known for its deserted nature by most of the world have proven itself worth celebrating with the likes of Aliko Dangote, Akere Muna, John Magufuli Samuel Eto’o etc.
They have proven that they are brave and productive. They are inventors,business tycoons, professionals etc.
It is in this light that Forbes have taken it self to celebrate icons in Africa a project which dates back in 2011.
In this years celebration is a prominent Cameroonian Football legend and president of the philanthropic Foundation Samuel Eto’o Fils.He is indeed a force to reckon with in Africa especially in the world of Football and philanthropic activities.
Born in Nkon Cameroon, The 22 years old legend has made a name for himself, Cameroon,Africa and the World in soccer.
In 2013 he was recognized by Forbes as the richest foreign footballer in the leagues history earning.this was due to his status as the richest player in the world after his two years deal with Anzhi in Russia. Though this contract slowed his game but it boosted his wallet.
A French publication rated his networth based on his career and assets to be $140million.
The 40 years old legend who played football for 22 years 1997__ 2019 is one of the decorated footballer in Africa.
He played for 13 clubs and the national team.
He was named African Player of the year in 2003, 2004 and 2005.
Though retired in Football, the legend still continues to support the growth of football in Cameroon, Africa and the world due to his sports scholarship programs.
He is also a philanthropist
” Our goal is to protect children, young people, providing them with emergency aid, encourage education,basic health etc.
Thay is how far the legend and philanthropist is willing to go as to help mankind.
With the above analysis one cam say this legend is worth celebrating and emulating no only to Cameroon, Africa but to the world at large.
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