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Samuel Eto’o urges African countries to appoint former players as coaches

Samuel Eto'o

African football legend, Samuel Eto’o has urged countries on the continent to appoint Ex-Footballers to lead them as coaches.

According to the Ex- Cameroonian captain, the former players have a better knowledge of the teams.

These players played and they understand the situation quite better. But let’s take it far back, do you think some other ex footballers didn’t want to coach these teams, some coaches had their licenses but they were not preferred – the foreign coaches were actually preferred over them,” Eto’o made the comments during a virtual media roundtable organised by the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

The four-time African footballer of the year also advised the various countries to decide on writing their own history by themselves.

I think it is something we need to do collectively; we need to decide that we are going to write our history or story by ourselves, so we are going to appoint our own people and carry things by ourselves. I think this is what we can do,” he concluded.


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