Tanzania superstar Diamond and Eto’o team up to establish soccer academy

Novieku-Babatunde Adeola Jan 13, 2020 at 10:30am

January 13, 2020 at 10:30 am | Lifestyle

Novieku-Babatunde Adeola

Novieku-Babatunde Adeola | Staff Writer

January 13, 2020 at 10:30 am | Lifestyle

Diamond Platnumz and Samuel Eto'o_Photo: Newsweek

Tanzanian music star Diamond Platnumz has disclosed he will team up with soccer icon, Samuel Eto’o, to establish a football academy in Tanzania.

The soccer academy, the first of its kind by an artiste, will be built in Dar es Salam.

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FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, Secretary-General of FIFA Madam, Fatima Samoura
& President of CAF Ahmad Ahmad at the Red Carpet at the CAF Awards Ceremony_Photo: Diamond Platinumz/twitter

Platnumz was outstanding with his performance at the 2019 CAF Awards. He performed his hit singles, Tetema and Yope Remix to high profile personalities including FIFA president, Gianni Infantino.

Speaking in Dar es Salaam Platinumz, widely known as Simba, said the talks to establish a modern football academy in the country together with Eto’o have been going on for a long time.

“We talked about it with him (Eto’o) such that when all the required procedures are complete, the project will start,” Diamond told Daily News.

He added Tanzania has potential football players, who just need to be well-groomed to give them a chance of going places in their football careers.

“In the past, I thought to venture in sports business was not profitable but now, I can see it is beneficial as such, in the near future, I will have my own team which already is trading in the Mainland Premier League because I do not want to start from scratch,” Diamond continued.

He also disclosed there is a possibility for him to perform at the 2022 Fifa World Cup opening ceremony to be staged in Qatar courtesy of Eto’o, who is the global ambassador of the event.

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