Samuel Eto’o’s list has been enriched with a new title this Friday, March 19, 2021. Doctor Honoris Causa, awarded by the Ecole de commerce de Lyon in France. This award recognizes the outstanding work of the Samuel Eto’o Foundation on behalf of disadvantaged children. By AgenceEcofin
Pichichi… Excellence…and now Doctor! Is the volume good!» , announced on Facebook journalist Martin Camus Mimb, known as a close relative of the former captain of the Men’s National Football Team.
Created in 1918, the title of Doctor Honoris Causa rewards «personalities of foreign nationality because of eminent services rendered to the sciences, to the letters or to the arts, to France or to the university». It is one of the most prestigious awards awarded by French universities. The famous Cameroonian footballer, who celebrated his 40th birthday on March 10, will therefore receive this honorary title for all his works, including his social commitment with his foundation.
Created on 26 January 2014, the Samuel Eto’o Foundation has set itself the objective of “protecting children and youth by providing emergency aid and encouraging education, basic health and social integration for the most disadvantaged”.
In April 2020, the quadruple African Gold Balloon offered health kits and food to 50,000 households from the poorest strata to support the Cameroonian government’s efforts to fight Covid-19. Every child deserves to be healthy, safe and educated. As we move into a post-Covid world, addressing the impact on the well-being and education of children and youth must be a priority,” says Samuel Eto’o, UNICEF-Cameroon Goodwill Ambassador since 2017.
Samuel Eto’o is considered one of the greatest African players of all time, with three Champions Leagues and two African Cup of Nations (CAN) to his credit. With this honorary title of the School of Commerce of Lyon, he joins on the honour roll his fellow Cameroonians Roger Nkodo Ndang and Mohamadou Bayero Fadil, as well as the Ivorian presidents Alassane Dramane Ouattara and Central African Faustin-Archange Touadéra who preceded him.
Source : AgenEcofin / By P.N.N