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UPDATE: State of Samuel Eto’o after road accident in Cameroon [PHOTOS]

SPORTS By Robert Abong'o | November 10th 2020
Everton's Samuel Eto'o celebrates after scoring his teams third goal during their English Premier League soccer match against Burnley at Turf Moor in Burnley, northern England October 26, 2014. [REUTERS/Andrew Yates]

Former Barcelona, Inter Milan, Chelsea and Cameroon striker Samuel Eto’o had to be rushed to hospital on Sunday, November 8 after his car was hit by a bus as he drove home from a wedding in Nkongsamba, Cameroon.

The 39-year-old, who is believed to have been driving to Douala, suffered a head injury according to France Football, and is now recovering well under close attention from doctors as per The Sun

His family, who spoke to English media house BBC, revealed they were awaiting an update from doctors before the football superstar could be discharged from hospital.

"The crushed car Samuel Eto'o was in. I can confirm that he is fine, we spoke again. Doctors taking care of additional examinations," Cameroonian journalist Martin Camus tweeted.

Here are photos of the Cameroonian's damaged vehicle: 

Samuel Eto'o's damaged vehicle [COURTESY]
Samuel Eto'o's damaged vehicle [COURTESY]

According to France Football, Eto’o suffered a head injury and will undergo further examinations. No deaths were reported.

Eto’o career summary:

Eto’o scored 130 goals for Barcelona, winning La Liga three times and the UEFA Champions League title in 2006.

He left Barcelona for Inter Milan in 2010 and won the treble under Jose Mourinho.

With his national side, the Indomitable Lions, Eto’o won Gold at the 2000 Olympics. He was also part of the squad that won the Africa Cup of Nations in 2000 and 2002.

Cameroon's forward Samuel Eto'o celebrates after scoring during the friendly football match Germany vs Cameroon in preparation for the FIFA World Cup 2014 on June 1, 2014 in Moenchengladbach, western Germany. [AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALL]

He is still the leading all-time goalscorer in the AFCON with 18 goals and Cameroon’s third most-capped player. He has scored 58 goals in 118 appearances for his country.

He has played in six AFCON tournaments and four World Cups.

He announced his retirement from international football in 2014 and his retirement from all football on September 7, 2019.

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