Absa Premiership

Eto'o set to join Manyama at Konyaspor

2018-01-31 07:41
Samuel Eto'o (AFP)

Ankara - Antalyaspor announced they have released former Cameroon international striker Samuel Eto'o, who is expected to sign with fellow Turkish top-flight club Konyaspor.

"Our team separated ways with our captain Samuel Eto'o by mutual agreement," Antalyaspor, who are in the relegation zone in Turkey's first division, said in a statement on the club's website.

Eto'o, 36, joined Antalyaspor in 2015 after a short spell in Italy with Sampdoria.

He will stay in Turkey though, with Konyaspor saying Eto'o will complete a move to the club, who are one place below Antalyaspor, on Wednesday.

"The signing ceremony will held at 1500 (1200GMT)," Konyaspor tweeted, while a photo on the club website showed the Cameroonian arriving at the airport in Konya.

Eto'o enjoyed five hugely successful seasons with Barcelona from 2004 to 2009, winning a pair of Champions League titles and three La Liga crowns before departing for Inter Milan.

Eto'o helped Jose Mourinho's team win the treble of Champions League, Serie A and Coppa Italia titles in his first season in Italy before moving to Russia's Anzhi Makhachkala.

He also had brief stints at Chelsea and Everton in the Premier League.

Meanwhile, former Cape Town City captain Lebogang Manyama will get to rub shoulders with the four-time African player of the Year as he signed for Konyaspor in August 2017.

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