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Eto’o won’t leave Barca
No problems and no forseeable move
Cameroon striker Samuel Eto’o is yet to decide whether to stay at Barcelona or switch clubs.
Eto’o, speaking Monday at the launch of the 10/10 Soccer Life School for Life programme in Kenya, he said he was marketable and had nothing more to prove.
Responding to questions from journalists, the all-time best scorer in the African Cup of Nations said: "There are several proposals on the table and it will be premature for me to state my stand for now."
Flanked by retired Cameroonian international goalkeeper, Thomas Nkono, Eto’o was quick to point out he would not be pressurised or hounded by critics into leaving Barcelona, where he had two great seasons.
It is an open secret that there was bad blood between the Cameroonian striker and former Barcelona coach, Marco Van Basten, who has since left the Spanish side for the Dutch national team.
"Critics will not make me move from Barcelona because I have nothing more to prove to the world. My game speaks for itself," added the 27-year-old Cameroonian player.
Eto’o who is in Kenya, courtesy Unilever Kenya, will conduct soccer clinics both in Nairobi and the Ugandan capital, Kampala, where he will train and educate children aged between 6 and 12 years, who have been selected from 400 schools in the country, on key soccer skills.
No move forseen
Media reports are linking Eto’o to a planned move to Chelsea. But the prolific scorer did not touch on the Chelsea talk, saying at any rate, he had no problem at Barcelona.
"I am still marketable and when the time comes, I will move or stay at Barca," he said.
In Nairobi, Kenyan soccer great, retired striker Joe Kadenge, is teaming up with Eto’o in conducting the clinic Sports Commissioner Gordon Oluoch, on behalf of the government, thanked Eto’o, saying his visit meant a lot to thousands of children, to whom he was an inspiration.