Samuel Eto’o is considered by many to be the greatest African footballer of all time. He was African Player of the Decade in 2000, the best striker in the history of the Africa Cup of Nations and best striker in the history of the ‘Indomitable Lions’ of Cameroon; an Olympic Champion with the Cameroon team in 2000 at Sydney and six times in the winning team for the European Champions League Cup.
‘Samuel Eto’o: Birth of a Champion’ is a cartoon book for children about the amazing story of a boy from the back streets of Douala, Cameron who became one of the world’s greartest footballers. Samuel as a little boy was quiet, sensible and obedient apart from one thing – his dream, passion, and ambition for football. This is the story of his determination to succeed and the message of Eto’o’s childhood and his amazing life story for young people in Africa and worldwide – whatever your dream, you can achieve it because it is within you!.
Based on interviews with Samuel Eto’o the adaptation, scenario and drawings in the book are by the talented Cameroonian artist, Joelle Esso.