Cameroon Legend, Samuel Eto’o rejects salary as President, increases salaries of players
Samuel Eto’o Fils is a former Cameroon football player who is the current president of the Cameroonian Football Federation from 11 December 2021.
Four-time African Footballer of the Year who lifted the Champions League with Barcelona and Inter Milan was elected President of the Cameroon Football Federation (FECAFOOT).
“We have to bring footballers to the centre of our policies,” he said afterwards. “It is our role to ensure that those who play this discipline make a decent living out of it.”
According to a report from Africa Awake, the legend’s promised not to receive salaries as president rather he decided to invest towards player’s wellbeing.
As part of his policies to ensure players earn the right amounts for their work, Eto’o has advocated for high wages for players in Cameroon including the Cameroonian women’s football league.
Additionally, another initiative made in the best interest of the players by the FECAFOOT president is an instruction he gave out for every club to ensure that, players are duly enrolled on the National Social Insurance Fund (CNPS).
Indeed, we really need such selfless leaders in Africa for development.
Samuel Eto’o Net Worth
According to celebrity networth, Samuel Eto’o is a richest African football player who has a net worth of $95 million.