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Okocha, Kanu, Messi For Eto’o’s Charity Match

Samuel Eto'o
Posted: Jul 11, 2016 at 3:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Austin Okocha and Nwankwo Kanu will team up with the likes of Lionel Messi, Neymar, and Diego Maradona as they set to feature at the 10th anniversary celebration of the Fundación Privada Samuel Eto’o on July 16.

The 35-year-old, who currently plays for Turkish side, Antalyaspor, will host 23 great footballers, both retired and active ones, in a charity game to raise funds for his foundation.

The Cameroonian was in Nigeria in May to honour former Nigerian international, Joseph Yobo, who bowed out of the Super Eagles with a game at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium in Port Harcourt.

The charity match in Turkey will see Messi, who is currently appealing a 21-month jail term, play alongside Argentine football, icon Maradona, and former teammate, Xavi Hernandez, while Fabio Capello is expected to be the manager on the day.

Peter of PSquare is scheduled to also perform at the event as him and the former Chelsea star are very good friends.

One of the greatest quotes of Samuel Eto’o is when he talked about how he was treated by defenders in the beautiful game of football.

He said: “Getting knocked about just motivates me more. When someone kicks me, you wouldn’t believe how much it makes me want to score a goal, just to get them back.”