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Samuel Eto’o denies flying Cameroon immigrants out of Libya

23:56 GMT+4 01/12/2017
Samuel Eto'o of Cameroon
The 36-year-old has denied claims that he chartered a plane to transport Cameroonian slaves out of Libya

Legendary Cameroon attacker Samuel Eto’o has refuted claims that he paid for the flight carrying Cameroon immigrants out of Libya in the midst of the ongoing slave-trade at the North African country.

A picture showing hundreds of Cameroonians boarding a plane, reportedly charted by Eto’o, was circulated across social media platforms.

But the former Indomitable Lions captain has since moved to deny these assertions via a Facebook post.

“Several sites have circulated a rumor that I would have given money to every migrant returnee, in relation to a topical issue. This rumor is absolutely unfounded!” wrote the former Barcelona and Inter Milan man.

“I would, therefore, take advantage of this opportunity, dear brothers and sisters, to emphasize that love prevents more evils than money can solve.

“So let’s not waste our precious time looking for thrills at the expense of grieving people, but let us use this time to prevent other brothers from being deprived of their dignity.

“Let us not just react when we can prevent, because among these victims are certainly people who have been our neighbours at some point, but to whom we have not daigné to look kindly.

“Let us build our Africa by having a positive impact on each other!”

The two time Africa Footballer of the Year,36, is currently on the books of Super Lig side Antalyaspor as a player-manager.