Samuel Eto'o, who went to see the World Cup hit a citizen in Qatar

Author: Umutesiwase Raudwa
On:6/12/2022 15:47
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Footage has emerged that shows the current Cameroon FA chief and former footballer hitting a man with his knee.

After Brazil's 4-1 victory against South Korea, former Cameroon, Barcelona, and Inter Milan striker Samuel Eto'o was caught on camera assaulting a man outside Stadium 974 in Doha, Qatar.

In a video taken outside the stadium on Monday night, Eto'o is seen grinning and posing for photos with fans before being approached by a man who is filming him and appears to be speaking to Eto'o, who is also an ambassador for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

The camera is then taken away from the man by a person who appears to be a member of Eto'o's entourage; the man then stoops to pick up the camera after it hits the ground.

At this moment, Eto'o manages to escape the group of people holding him back. He then takes a large step forward before what appears to be a knee to the man's face sends him crashing to the ground. Eto'o is swiftly retracted by two men.

The man who was attacked was able to stand up and did not appear seriously injured.

A video has since emerged, posted by Algerian YouTuber Said Mamouni, who claims to have been the victim of the attack. Wearing the same clothes as in the first video, Mamouni claims to be in a police station in Doha where he is filing a report.

He shows the camera is broken and tells his viewers that Eto’o had hit him in the chest, chin and jaw.

Mamouni claims he had asked Eto’o if he had bribed Gambian referee Bakary Papa Gassama, who oversaw a controversial match between Algeria and Cameroon in the African Cup of Nations earlier this year. He said this comment angered Eto’o who then attacked him.

Eto’o, a four-time African Player of the Year, is the second most-capped player in Cameroon’s history behind Rigobert Song, the current manager of the national team.

Eto’o also enjoyed an illustrious club career, winning the Champions League on four occasions with three different teams.

 source: aljazeera.com