According to the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) the Cameroonian superstar will promote FIFA’s 11 for Health programme - an important FIFA campaign that seeks to inspire healthy lifestyles through football and education for girls and boys.
The FIFA delegation and Samuel Eto’o will be conducting site visits to communities affected by Ebola and to evaluate the effectiveness of the emergency campaign “11 against Ebola”. This campaign was put together last year by FIFA and the World Bank, using the strength of the voice of world famous players such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Didier Drogba and Neymar to inform the local population about important measures that could be taken in order to avoid contact with the Ebola virus.
It was also stated that Eto’o will use his two-day visit in Sierra Leone to interact with the vulnerable communities, especially children affected by the Ebola epidemic while also using the opportunity to communicate health preservation messages in communities and schools.
Samuel Eto’o said: “I‘m the proof that football has the power to inspire a healthier world. Football is the pleasure of being together and a safe way to improve health. To stay fit you have to be disciplined and discipline is a great tool to educate young people about a healthier lifestyle.”