Africa Report Special

Eto'o to Anzhi: The motivation

August 24, 2011
By Gary Al-Smith
The headline from Monday morning's Cameroon Tribune newspaper screamed. "Eto'o deal done!" it proclaimed, with a photo of a beaming Samuel Eto'o, with details of the deal promised in its inside pages.

Readers who flocked to buy the paper soon realised they had been conned. The classic ruse had worked again, for the Tribune was not talking of Samuel, but his younger brother Etienne, who had signed for Austrian second division side FC Lustenau at the weekend.

As for the real ...

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