The legend of African football, Samuel Eto’o was welcomed this Monday, May 29, 2023 by captain Ibrahim Traoré, president of the Transition in Burkina Faso.
Visiting the West African country since the beginning of the weekend, the president of the Cameroonian football federation (Fecafoot) was received by the Burkinabe leader on Monday.
Eto’o was the guest of honor of the Ministry of Sports of Burkina Faso for the 36th edition of the Coupe du Faso.
The former captain of the Indomitable Lions therefore attended the final of this tournament which took place on Sunday at the Issoufou Joseph Conombo stadium in Ouagadougou.
“I was pleasantly surprised to see that his Excellency the President of the Transition follows football closely, especially since he has a very tight agenda. I would like to say thank you to him for all the efforts made to ensure that Burkinabè football is in the place it deserves, ”said the star after the meeting.
Eto’o did not leave the country without mentioning the qualification of the Stallions for the African Cup of Nations (AFCON 2023) scheduled for next January in Côte d’Ivoire.
“Burkina Faso will play practically at home and there will be a lot of pressure, as they will have stadiums that are certainly full and acquired. We will have to be careful with this Burkinabè team because it is already a good team, ”he added.