Having played soccer for over 25 years, Samuel Eto’o Fils is committed to assisting children of the world through the sport he loves. Remarking on his childhood dreams of becoming a great soccer player, Eto’o knew the impact that he could have on other lives, as he too was once just a boy with a dream. With less resources than other continents in terms of sport advancements, Eto’o encourages all African children to find a dream and stick with it.
Discussing the feeling of being an Ambassador for the African continent when traveling, Dikembe Mutombo knows his role in the eyes of those who are just beginning to dream of their future careers. In addition to building young dreams, Eto’o has also worked on building a hospital as he understands the importance of being in good health. Eto’o shared his belief that the greatest gift is having a positive impact on the lives of those who he can see himself in.
Eager to place Africa at the forefront of soccer, Eto’o hopes to invest further in professional leagues and sports. The Samuel Eto’o Foundation has produced many talented athletes, some of which have gone on to play at the international level.
Both speakers discussed their efforts to create social impact through funding social projects in the form of hospitals.
“All Africans need to understand that we are the richest continent. All we need is good human resources to achieve development in our continent,”Samuel Eto’o Fils
Key takeaways & next steps:
Through sport, children can learn the true value of unity and teamwork.