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Eto’o Charity Match and Gala Dinner


Cameroun football legend Samuel Eto’o celebrated his Eto’o Private Foundation’s 10th Year Anniversary with a Gala Dinner, which was organized by World Tourism Forum and graced by former and present football stars as well as entertainers.

The event itself became one of the most colorful gatherings in the world thanks to hardwork of World Tourism Forum. Chelsea star Eden Hazard was one of the most important guests of the monumental event. Since Hazard credits too much for Eto’o to develop his carreer as Hazard played a part in his carrer by sending him to play in Lille. Also Eric Abidal, Fabio Capello, Puyol, Jay Okocha, Kanu Nwakwo, Stephen Appiah, Michael Essien, David James, Marcel Dessaily and Kolo Toure were at the glamorous night. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of Turkey, Menders Türel, the Mayor of Antalya were all in Antalya to celebrate a player that had boosted tourism in Turkey since his arrival at the beginning of 2015.  Almost every television station in Turkey was picking the Gala live and the attention of the nation was at one place- the Regnum Carya Golf & Spa Resort in Antalya.



The Match

The match, which were organized to be played the day after the gala dinner, cancelled due to the coup attempt in Turkey. Eto’o Charity Football Match were to be played with the support of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and was expected to make a significant impact on Turkish tourism. About 33,000 people were to view the match.
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Footballer

Samuel Eto’o


Footballer

Samuel Eto’o

Only the world’s biggest football stars have the privilege to become “myths“ and there are only a few, such as Samuel Eto’o, who are able to put this power at the service of solidarity.