The President of the Cameroonian Football Federation and former striker of Barcelona, Samuel Eto’o announces a friendly match at San Siro on May 23, 2022 with many football legends including his colleague Leonel Messi.
Eto’o is organising this match in Italy to raise funds for his foundation and Slums Dunk.
Many players are expected at this event: Francesco Totti, Andrea Pirlo, Messi, Wesley Sneijder, Clarence Seedorf, Paulo Dybala, Filippo Inzaghi, Andriy Shevchenko and Lilian Thuram.
“I don’t want to talk about football, but about what this sport can do to promote inclusion and integration. It is an extraordinary tool because it overcomes obstacles and speaks all languages. I have played in many countries and Spain and Italy have welcomed me warmly. The message is that we can all live together, respecting each other even if there are clubs that think they are more important than others and that tend to reaffirm certain hierarchies. “, he told La Repubblica.
“I believe in multiculturalism. Sport is great because it has a role for everyone. I also faced monkey songs and I had problems in the streets too, but I can tell you that Italy is the least racist country in Europe and perhaps the least hypocritical. My family still lives in Milan, my wife feels good there. “
Those who are in the stadiums are minorities who are ruining the image of the country. I don’t understand how they haven’t solved this problem yet. In England, they managed to do it. We should never give up and focus on the kids coming home and hearing adults talk about these things in a certain way. “, he continued.