The former Barcelona striker Samuel Eto’o promised his fellow countrymen that he will buy each of his teammates a £30,000 watch should they qualify for the 2010 World Cup. Last weekend after their 2-0 win over Morocco, Eto’o made good on his promise and gifted the same watch to all of his teammates.
Considering the striker’s history of giving things away to other Cameroon players; four years ago he gave out a £60,000 offer, promising that he will pay £2,000 each should they beat Ivory Coast in the upcoming match.
That’s not it! Tales of his charity were told in the Football Italia:
Eto’o is not shy of making a bet, as long as the proceeds go to charity. Three years ago, he did a deal with Ford whereby they would send an ambulance to Cameroon for every goal he scored above a certain quota.
He is now in the process of recycling Europe’s unwanted shoes, installing special bins in Spanish department store El Corte Ingles where people can donate them to charity.