Former Barcelona star Samuel Etoo makes case for African coaches

Former Barcelona star Samuel Etoo makes case for African coaches

- Former Chelsea and Inter Milan striker Samuel Eto'o has expressed displeasure with the way African coaches are treated in Europe

- He says most of them don't get opportunities for high-ranking jobs due to their colours in spite of their qualifications

The 37-year-old is also considering going into coaching after finally hanging his boots

Cameroon legend Samuel Eto'o believes African coaches are treated as second class citizens in spite of their rich qualifications and experiences.

The former Barcelona, Inter Milan and Chelsea striker claims their (African coaches) chances of securing top managerial jobs in Europe are limited owing to lack of confidence.

Eto'o, who won four African player of the year awards during his active football career confirm some black players are skeptical of going into coaching because of this major reason.

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The 37-year-old is currently plying his trade with Qatar Sports Club in the Qatar Stars League, and he told Canal+ that: "Some former black players don't want to become coaches, even if maybe they'd like to.

"Of course, there are many African coaches who have qualifications, but there's simply no confidence in them, unlike other coaches.

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"Coaches of colour have been disheartened because they're viewed as second-class citizens. Still, I won in Europe as a player so I have to win in Europe as a coach."

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Eto'o won Champions League three times as a player as well as four domestic titles in Spain and Italy and he is keen to manage at the highest level once he hangs up his boots.

Legit.ng recalls that African football legend Samuel Eto'o has joined Qatari top flight side Qatar Sports Club.

The club confirmed the move on their official social media page as they plan to stage a press briefing to present the former Chelsea and Barcelona star to the public.

The 37-year-old moves to Qatar after leaving Turkish club Konyaspor by mutual consent earlier this month.

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