By Etienne Mainimo Mengnjo
Cameroon football legend, Samuel Eto’o says, “Everyone is born with their won star. Everyone at some point gets involved in politics at their own level but for the moment, it doesn’t interest me.”
The former Cameroon Indomitable Lion’s captain made the declaration recently in an interview with AFP. “Everyone wants me to go into politics but there won’t be 10 million Weahs. A lot of people might be aying that it’s an idea I have but I say to them it doesn’t exist in my mind at the moment.” Eto’o added.
He furthers said, “But every citizen has the right. If you want to stand, nobody is going to stop you but in our country, it is as though it is something reserved for certain people. Personally it is not an objective.”
Besides everything, Eto’o said, he believed that the Indomitable Lions had quality players to win the FIFA World Cup during his time with the team. He featured in four world Cup with Cameroon, captaining two of them.
“…I told myself that, eventually with all the magnificent players I played alongside for Cameroon, we could have won the FIFA World Cup. It wasn’t to be. That is the only trophy I didn’t managed to win but I had some unforgotten moments with that team,” Eto’o said.
However, after retiring from international football, Eto’o says he want to move into coach although he has also taken a role with the Confederation of African Football, CAF.
“My role is to lobby the different federations to convince them to adhere to the work being done by President Ahmad,” he stated.