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Furious Samuel Eto’o Urges Lawyers To Sue CAF

Samuel Eto’o has instructed his lawyers to sue CAF.

Cameroon’s football president Samuel Eto’o has urged his legal team to sue CAF after they started investigating him following a series of serious allegations, including match-fixing.

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The former Barcelona forward has become somewhat of a divisive figure since being named president of the Cameroonian Football Federation (FECAFOOT).

In recent months, the three-time UEFA Champions League winner is alleged to have been involved in multiple misconducts in his role, with The Athletic reporting in January that the organisation’s former vice-president, Henry Njalla Quan Junior, took the issue to FIFA.

Among the accusations levelled against him, Eto’o is alleged to been involved in match-fixing and the spreading of false information, as well inciting violence and a general abuse of power.

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CAF later announced they would be looking into the allegations against Cameroon’s all-time leading goalscorer, which has seemingly not gone down well with the former striker.

In an interview with France24 this week, the 42-year-old said he has ordered his legal team to make an official complaint against African football’s governing body.

“I was never questioned about what I was accused of. I therefore instructed my lawyers to file a complaint against the CAF and to establish responsibilities,” he said.

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“It was too easy to tarnish everything I had built during these few years in the world of football. CAF launched a press release much too early. This is unacceptable behaviour.”

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