Barcelona’s Eto’o Donates 10 Ambulances in Fight Against Covid-19

Barcelona’s Eto’o Donates 10 Ambulances in Fight Against Covid-19

- Legendary Samuel Eto'o seems to have been moved by compassion as he donated 10 ambulances for the fight against Covid-19

- The 40-year-old was said to have spent a staggering £530 000 on the facilities he handed over to a health service in his country of Cameroon

- Eto'o retired from football in 2019 but the superstar won't miss a thing as his son has already picked up from where he stopped

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Three-time Champions League winner Samuel Eto’o has donated no fewer than 10 ambulances to Cameroon's health service. The 40-year-old former Barcelona and Inter Milan striker was said to have spent about £530 000 to fund the emergency vehicles in his home country.

Eto'o was moved by compassion after watching the effect of the deadly coronavirus in his home country as they have lost over 990 people to the virus.

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Meanwhile, they had recorded a total of 65,998 cases as at the time this report was filed, according to Worldmeters.com.

Samuel Eto’o donates ten ambulances to Cameroon health service
Samuel Eto’o posing beside one of the Ambulances he donated to the Cameroon health service. Credit - Samuel Eto'o
Source: Instagram

The ex-Chelsea and Everton star after taking delivery of the consignment presented them to Cameroon's public health ministry last week, as reported by SunSport.

He shared the information on his official Instagram page with the caption that says:

"Donating 10 ambulances to the Ministry of Health in Cameroon. Was such an honour to be able to do this for my country, so more people can be helped in emergency situations."

The retired football star was said to have donated almost £1 million to build a children's wing at the Laquintinie hospital in his home town Douala four years ago.

SunSport further revealed that the Eto'o charity foundation also gave face masks and food supplies last year.

The 40-year-old moved to Stamford Bridge from Anzhi Makhachkala in 2013 and scored a number of goals in 35 appearances for the Blues, took off his boots in 2019 after spending just one season with Qatar SC.

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Briefly News previously reported that Lionel Messi scored 50% of the goals in the Copa del Rey final match which propelled FC Barcelona to victory. Barcelona beat Athletic Bilbao 4-0, with half the goals being scored by Messi himself. This is the 31st time the club has won the trophy.

The match was exciting with the score remaining nil on both sides until the last half hour when the floodgates opened and Barca scored all four goals in the last 30 minutes of the match.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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