Samuel Eto'o To Buy House For Former Cameroon Captain Who Is Homeless
Samuel Eto'o has promised to buy a house for ex-Cameroon captain Norbert Owona, who is homeless.
Owona, 67, played for Cameroon in the 1960's before retiring from international duty in 1972.
However, he's living in brutal conditions following a slew of terrible events.
He tragically lost his family then suffered inguinal hernia and ultimately became homeless.
Owona's sad situation alerted Eto'o who paid him a visit in hospital and gave him money, according to former player, Joseph Kamga via BBC.
He's also promised to buy Owona a house in a brilliant gesture.
Great heart Samuel Eto .Norbert Owona, former captain Cameroon lost everything he had in life, lost family in accident,became sick & homeless. Asked government of Cameroon for help to no avail, Eto'o paid him a visit gave him 500,000FCFA & promised to give him a brand new house pic.twitter.com/ep1TJJWeL4
- Collins Okinyo (@bedjosessien) August 28, 2018
Former Barcelona and Cameroon legend Samuel Eto'o has come to the aid of Indomitable Lions ex-captain Norbert Owona who represented his country in 2 (AFCON). Owona was rendered homeless and fell sick following a series of unfortunate events that befell him. #K24Alfajiri pic.twitter.com/l8YD59aerZ
- K24 TV (@K24Tv) August 30, 2018
Cameroon legend Samuel Eto'o donates funds to former captain Norbert Owona who has been homeless and broke (Photos) pic.twitter.com/6AxVY6npGx
- Report Minds (@Reportminds) August 30, 2018
This is Norbert Owona, former captain of the indomitable lions of Cameroon who lost everything he had in life, lost his family in an accident, became sick and homeless.After asking the government of Cameroon for help to no avail, Cameroon football Legend Samuel Eto'o.
- ZEUS (@itzbasito) August 28, 2018
Owona had also written to some government ministers about the state of his health.
He said he was unable to get medical help because he had no money or home, having spent all his earnings, which included savings, to pay for the cancer care of his wife and kids.
Props to the ex-Barcelona, Inter Milan and Chelsea striker for helping out.