The Cameroon captain is expected in Conakry this week to meet the Guinean Head of State and conclude plans for the construction of a football academy in the West African nation
Cameroon international Samuel Eto’o will be paying a state visit to Guinea on February 22 and will meet with president Alpha Conde and his cabinet ministers before holding talks with local partners on a football academy project, an official communiqué said.
The Anzhi Makachkala star launched a similar project in Gabon last year after the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations, promising to extend the initiative to other African countries to help detect and cater for young footballers.
Eto’o, who accused the Cameroon Football Federation (Fecafoot) of plots to assassinate him, did not take part in the Indomitable Lions’ friendly match against Tanzania on February 6 due to a back pain.
The Fecafoot says its officials have no interest in killing the player and that the accusations are baseless.
Guinean authorities say Eto’o’s move is timely as plans have been underway to contact foreign partners to help improve the country’s football.