By Anye Nde Nsoh
Football Writer kick442.com- Cameroon
Four times African player of the year Samuel Eto’o in the fight against coronavirus, has provided items to help some Cameroonians fight against the global pandemic.
To accomplish his promise made, the former Barcelona striker has begun the race in his home town the littoral Region-Douala where in items such as food items, soaps, sanitisers and protective equipment.
This was done through his foundation with support from Betoo, Kadji Group and Utopia. Eto’o had promised to help distribute supplies to 100,000 people in the battle against the pandemic.
Other than materials distributed, he has also promised to provide 50,000 face mask explicitly to taxi drivers.
In an Instagram post, Eto’o captioned it “I will give my life to continue to serve you”.
A release from Eto’o’s foundation reads:
“The Samuel Eto’o Foundation wishes to be precise that this action aims to further support to Cameroonian citizens from a health perspective than food. The primary objective is to slow the progress of the pandemic,”
“Obeying the main recommendations of the WHO, our actions with the support of the Kadji Group and Twist Night Club, will be articulated on one hand around a mass and field awareness in favour of the “regular handwashing with soap and water” and on the other hand with distribution of handwashing kits which include potable water, bleach, soap, as well as support with foodstuffs such as rice, salt, for the benefit of at least fifty thousand households of the poorest strata of the Cameroonian population of Buea, Douala, Yaounde, and Baffoussam.”
The distribution will continue to the Southwest, West and center regions in the days ahead.
Out of Eto’o’s generosity, other Cameroonians have supported out of good Will to help combat the spread of this disease.
The government of Cameroon has also opened an account for Cameroonians to support the fight as well taken measures such as the 13 measures, and closing of the bothers.
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