African football legend Samuel Eto’o has stated that football has the unique power of unifying the African continent whereas politics divide millions of people.
The four-time African footballer of the year retired from football at the age of 38 and believes the game of football has the power to unite Africa.
“There is no perfect continent or country in the world (and) I believe this beautiful game can unite the people of Africa like nothing else,” Eto’o said.
“Football has tremendous power to create unity from division, joy from sadness and to transform a multicultural community into one.
“I know politicians are just as aware that it is crucial to meet people’s expectations and that football gives them a chance to connect with them.”