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Eto’o Investigated By Police Over Alleged Match-Fixing Scandal

Eto’o Investigated By Police Over Alleged Match-Fixing Scandal

Former Barcelona striker Samuel Eto’o has been accused of match-fixing.

The former Chelsea star is alleged to have played a key role in getting Cameroonian football club Victoria United promoted to the first division.

An audio leak apparently featuring Eto’o promising to promote a club by fixing games, telling someone on on the line “there are things we can do…. we’ll give you your three points.”

“Opopo must go up to the first division. This is our goal. This is our federation. Victoria United will go up.”

For his part, the former Barcelona attacker has denied all accusations, and said he just telling his “friend” that “I would have done everything possible to avoid any refereeing errors against him.”


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However, the Guardian have now reported that, from a letter seen by them, police in Cameroon have opened an investigation into alleged ‘abuse of authority and corruption’.

Personal life

Eto’o is a native of Nkon, a suburb of Yaoundé. He made his first steps in the district of Mvog-Ada, one of the most deprived of the Cameroonian capital. He has two brothers who are also footballers: David and Étienne. Eto’o has four children: Maelle, Étienne, Siena and Lynn.

He married his longtime sweetheart Georgette on 6 July 2007. Georgette is the mother of Siena and Lynn, who both live with her in Paris. On 17 October 2007, he earned his Spanish passport.

On 9 November 2020, Eto’o was involved in a car accident, when his 4×4 had a head-on collision with a bus. It was said that Eto’o was unhurt from the accident. The driver of the bus tried to escape the scene before being apprehended and taken to a police station.

Eto’o was crowned paramount chief in Kaffu Bullom, a chiefdom in Sierra Leone in November 2015. He was visiting Sierra Leone as part of the FIFA “11 for Health and 11 against Ebola” programme in the country.

He is also a supporter of French club Paris Saint-Germain.

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