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Ex-Barca Star Eto’o Joins Manyama’s Club

Ex-FC Barcelona Striker Samuel Eto’o Joins Lebogang Manyama’s Club

By David Kappel - Jan 31, 2018 11:22 AM @kappilinho

Former FC Barcelona striker Samuel Eto’o has made a surprise switch to Lebogang Manyama’s club in Turkey, amid rumours that the South African could return to the PSL.

Click through the mini-gallery above to see how Eto'o caused a stir upon his arrival at Konyaspor airport.

Africa’s most decorated player, who recently visited South Africa, has left Antalyaspor to join Super Lig rivals Konyaspor.

Eto’o has scored six goals and assisted in another three in 15 appearances for Antalyaspor – the club he joined in 2015 – this season, but has now opted to switch, as confirmed by both clubs on Tuesday night.

“Our new transfer, Samuel Eto'o, landed at Konya Airport with a private plane tonight at 23:00. Samuel Eto'o, accompanied by our Deputy Chairman Celalettin Çakıcı, was welcomed by an enthusiastic supporter group at the airport and by our board member Memduh Abaz,” read a statement (as translated from Turkish into English) on Konyaspor’s official website.

“Eto'o had difficulty reaching the car in the show of great love. Our supporters also cheered for Eto'o for a long time.   

“Our new transfer then moved towards the hotel where it was. Eto'o will go to the green court after the signing ceremony at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, January 31 and will greet our supporters on the western stand.”

Antalyaspor, for whom Eto’o has scored 44 goals in 77 games, also had a short farewell message for their departing captain on their own website.

“Our team, which we transferred in the 2015-2016 season, separated our way with our captain Samuel Eto'o by mutual agreement,” it states.

“We thank him for his contributions to the club so far and we wish him success in the next sporting event.”

Konyaspor, where Manyama has only played 180 minutes across seven appearances, sits in second-last place – one spot behind Eto’o’s old club Antalyaspor – in the Super Lig.

Read: Manyama In SA, But No Deal On The Cards

Manyama himself was recently spotted in South Africa, fuelling speculation he could return to the PSL, but the Siya crew reported that he came to see his family and he will return to his Turkish club, where he could now link up with Africa’s most decorated player.

Do you think Manyama can learn a thing or two from Eto’o? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Faysal Joined: 14 Feb 2011
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Faysal Jan 31, 2018 05:54 PM
Eto'o Greates african footballer of all time
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Binda_Bucks1 Joined: 27 Apr 2015
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Binda_Bucks1 Jan 31, 2018 04:09 PM
Hmm
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Nofefe Jan 31, 2018 02:32 PM
@Swine ndunu-06- pledged to sign Samuel Eto'o once he becomes a Free Agent
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Stirara Jan 31, 2018 01:33 PM
Eto"o great son of the soil...
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Voltaire Jan 31, 2018 12:32 PM
Click bait nonsense, one would think Eto is joining a club owned by Manyama.
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shadae Jan 31, 2018 12:09 PM
ok
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nazzi the second Jan 31, 2018 11:56 AM
THE HEADING STINKS DESPERATION. ETTO IS A KNOWN BRAND THE WAS NO REASON TO DRAG BARCA AS THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH BARCA, AND BESIDES ETTO LEFT 100 YEARS AGO, AND PLAYED FOR OTHER BIG TEAMS, TO CONCLUDE SL RESPECT YOUR BRAND AND STOP THESE CLICK BAIT TACTICS ARE NOT GOOD FOR BUSINESS
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kzorog Jan 31, 2018 11:47 AM
No news here
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EL CHAPO Joined: 22 Apr 2016
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EL CHAPO Jan 31, 2018 11:39 AM
Maybe he will form a formidable partnership with manyama
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EL CHAPO Jan 31, 2018 11:39 AM
Maybe he will form a formidable partnership with manyama

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