Samuel Eto’o for captain of the Indomitable Lions has signed for Qatar league side, Qatar Sports Club, just days after he ended with Turkish side Konyaspor.
The former Barcelona, Inter Milan and Chelsea moves to Quatar as gears the country prepares to host the 2022 World Cup.
The four-time African player of the year will join former colleagues in Qatar, including ex-Barcelona teammate Xavi Hernandez, who plays for Al Sadd, and Wesley Sneijder who was at Inter with Eto’o.
In 2009, Eto’o won the Champions League with Barcelona playing alongside Xavi. A year later he won the same trophy with Inter in the same team as Sneijder who now plays for Al Gharafa in Quatar.
Earlier on Monday Eto’o said Ligue 1 clubs had contacted him after he announced he was leaving Turkey last week.
The 37-year-old is now in the twilight of a fabulous career. He enjoyed five hugely successful seasons with Barcelona from 2004 to 2009, before helping Jose Mourinho’s Inter team to win the treble of Champions League, Serie A and Coppa Italia titles in his first season in Italy.
He then had brief stints at Chelsea and Everton in the Premier League.
Eto’o also scored 56 times for Cameroon Indomitable Lions in 118 appearances and has won two African Cup of Nations with Cameroon.
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