Thursday 10 March 2016, 09:25

Eto'o's eye-opening trip

Samuel Eto'o is the most decorated African player of all time. While the striker's achievements on the pitch are legendary at both club and international level, off-the-pitch, the Cameroonian superstar is maybe less-known for his social engagement in Africa, giving back to the continent he long ago, became a symbol for.

Towards the end of 2015, the former Real Madrid, Barcelona and Inter Milan forward joined a FIFA delegation led by FIFA Chief Medical Officer Prof. Jiri Dvorak to Sierra Leone and Ghana, to experience first-hand the progress of FIFA’s health campaigns.

As well as visiting the Grafton orphanage in Freetown, Sierra Leone, which takes care of very young children who lost their entire families to the Ebola virus, Eto’o also visited local schools in Sierra Leone and Ghana to communicate and promote the lessons 'FIFA 11 for Health' looks to share.

This video of his visit – published for the first time – explains how FIFA’s '11 for Health' programme works alongside the likes of the World Health Organisation (WHO) to promote public health messages aimed at keeping young children fit and healthy today and in the future.