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Generous black celebrities of 2018 who brought smiles to faces

January 01, 2019 at 06:00 am | 2018 in Review

Francis Akhalbey

Francis Akhalbey | Staff Writer

January 01, 2019 at 06:00 am | 2018 in Review

Samuel Eto’o
When news of ex-Cameroonian national football team captain and national hero Norbert Owona living in abject poverty was circulated, Samuel Eto’o stepped in to help.

67-year-old Owona was the focus of a documentary which revealed that he was homeless and living on the streets of Douala where he once played gloriously for the club Union Douala.

After his plight was made public by another former player, Joseph Kamga, who is campaigning for several players and national heroes who are facing difficulties, former Cameroon, Barcelona and Chelsea striker Samuel Eto’o paid Owona a visit on Sunday at a hospital and donated 500,000 CFA francs ($892).

Eto’o also promised to support him by giving him a new house, reports local media.

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