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Africa: Assault victim press charges on Eto’o

by Lesley Ngwa
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Cameroon FA President Samuel Eto’o is set to be charged with assault after physically beating Algerian YouTuber Said Mamouni.

The latter, while revealing the incidents that led to the brawl at Stadium 974 during the Monday match between Brazil and South Korea, also confirmed filing a formal complaint to the Qatari Police.

“I’m at the police station to file a complaint against Eto’o. He hit me, and someone else with him pushed me and destroyed my camera,” he said in footage on his YouTube channel.

“I asked him how is Bakary Gassama [referee that took charge of the African World Cup playoff] and if he bribed him. He then hit me and destroyed both my camera and microphone.”

Algeria filed a failed complaint over the performance of Gassama in the qualifying play-off in Blida on March 28, in which Cameroon’s Karl Toko Ekambi scored the winner with the last kick of the match.

“I will take my rights here in Qatar as it is a state of law, he did hit me in the chest and the face and in my elbow,” Mamouni confirmed.

This comes after Eto’o released a public apology after the video went viral, admitting to the violent altercation.

“I would like to apologize for losing my temper and reacting in a way that does not match my personality. I apologize to the public for this unfortunate incident,” he said on his Twitter on Tuesday.

It however awaits to be seen whether the Qatari Law enforcers will sanction the former Barcelona star or prefer a reconciliation between the pair.

This article was first published by football256.com and relayed by kick442.com as an official media partner.

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