The media war between Samuel Eto’o and El Hadj Diouf over the best African player is far from over. While we thought the hatchet was buried, with the wise advice of Didier Drogba, the Cameroonian has just added fuel to the fire with an enigmatic post.
Who is the best African player of all time? If Samuel Eto’o, Didier Drogba, and to a lesser extent El Hadj Diouf, have honored the continent over the previous two decades, the choice of the best among them has long divided the players in round leather.
But for Samuel Eto’o, the best of all time is none other than him. The former Indomitable Lion went so far as to call El Hadj Diouf a drunkard for having awarded himself the title of “the most talented African player in history”. Words which had aroused indignation among lovers of the ball and which had led the former captain of the Elephants of Côte d’Ivoire, Didier Drogba, to calm the two old glories.
However, Samuel Eto’o has obviously not finished brooding over his anger. On the sidelines of the series “The Last Dance”, a documentary retracing the career of the American basketball legend, Michael Jordan, the former Barça player has returned to the case.
“I watched all the episodes of the series of this very GREAT GENTLEMAN, and I said to myself: ‘If you were African, someone would come and say you weren’t the best’. You said, ‘I wanted to be number one, and I went out and got that!’” Eto’o says on his Instagram account.
“Records, stories, make it possible for future generations to dream, to do better! If manipulation remains our best companion, I cry for our Africa,” he concluded.