Former Barcelona, Chelsea and Inter Milan footballer Samuel Eto’o recently gave hope to Cameroon’s former national team soccer player captain Norbert Owona.
Owona has been homeless for two years but Samuel Eto’o came to his rescue by giving him about $1,000 (£750) as well as promising to give him a new house.
“I have been homeless with no food to eat,” Owona said.
Owona told the BBC that the ex-Barcelona and Chelsea striker had recently visited him on a trip home.
The visit took place on Sunday 19 August at a hospital in the city of Douala, where Owona had been admitted after the documentary aired on Cameroon’s Equinoxe Television earlier in the month.
It showed footage of the former Union of Douala player sleeping rough and explaining that he had spent all his savings on medical treatment for his wife and children.
Eto’o, who now plays for Qatar Sports Club, heard about the 67-year-old’s plight after a documentary showed him sleeping on the streets of Douala ailing and looking very miserable.
Owona is now in hospital and waiting to have surgery on a hernia all thanks to the 37-year-old, a four-time African footballer of the year.