Unusual Career Move

Samuel Eto’o is in Uzbekistan!

Oh boy, it looks like he’s really going through with it

Samuel Eto’o Uzbekistan

Earlier this week, we told you how Uzbekistani team PFC Kuruvchi were convinced they would be signing unwanted Barcelona star Samuel Eto’o. At approximately 6.30 this morning, that crazy dream came a lot closer to reality, as the 27-year-old arrived in the capital Tashkent, accompanied by Barcelona representatives and the worst pair of shoes of all time. Over to the English Language fans at Kuruvchi:

At International Airport of Tashkent visitors have been met with big crowd of fans Kuruvchi.

After the Airport next point was directly to InterContinental-Tashkent Hotel, were they have been replaced.

Next assembly in graphic for delegation – rest, breakfast, visit Uzbekistan Football Federation office and meeting with management of UFF and visiting sights of capital city especially historical complex “Khazrati-Imam” and lunch. At 14:30 in the hotel InterContinental-Tashkent in the hall Crystal will be press conference with Eto’O for mass media.

According to my huge time zone calculator, the press conference referred to above should have happened by now, and Eto’o should be proudly posing with the jersey of the team nobody had heard of before Monday.

In the meantime, Spanish rag Sport are claiming that the super-rich Asians will pay Eto’o €40m. They don’t say the period over which this money will be distributed, but they do say it is the highest amount ever to be payed to a footballer.

[More pictures and terrible grasp of English here]

5 responses so far
  • Tashkandi v Dubaye // July 17, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    Now where are those who were saying that this is joke? Kuruvchi can and will afford top players. Peace.

  • Kuruvchi fan // July 17, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    It was all a big lie…etoo is to give master classes there…this is the first and last time any prominent player gives a master class there.

  • Eto’o is in Uzbekistan! « Odds and Sods // July 17, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    [...] Tashkent as promised, to meet with Kuruvchi officials.  According to the Spanish Press, the club may offer Eto’o 40m euros, over an unspecified amount of time.  Though, they claim it will be the highest salary ever paid [...]

  • From Tashkent // July 18, 2008 at 6:42 am

    I went to the press-conf yesterday… He said that nothing has been decided yet… He has some other offers as well, and he will consider we best of them (including one from Kuruvchi)… I think he’s just polite… and the only reason for him to come to Tashkent – master classes for children…

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