Cameroun legend Samuel Eto’o announced that a charity match in the Turkish city of Antalya – aimed at raising money for his foundation was postponed until further notice following an attempted coup in the country. The match was originally scheduled for Saturday.
A number of football stars were already in Antalya to support Eto’o, who currently plays for Turkish side Antalyaspor, including Nigeria’s Kanu Nwankwo and Jay-Jay Okocha, Ghana’s Stephen Appiah and Michael Essien and Ivory Coast’s Kolo Toure.
Ghana-born Marcel Desailly, Carles Puyol, Deco and former England manager Fabio Capello were also there for the game between a World Stars side and Turkey Stars team, which had been organised to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the Fundación Privada Samuel Eto’o in Turkey.
Eto’o, a four-time African Footballer of the Year, took to his social media accounts to reveal the charity match had to be cancelled due to the unrest in the country.
“Dear all, I am sorry to announce that for security reasons, Eto’o Charity Match, that was supposed to take place today [Saturday] at 8pm at Antalya Arena, is postponed until further notice. I thank each and everyone of you for your continuous support and count on your understanding. #Love.” Read more