Cameroon striker, Samuel Eto’o has placed a bet of 100,000 euro(about N34.4m) that his club Antalyaspor will not only beat relegation, but will finish in the top ten. Antalyaspor are stuck to the bottom of the Turkish Super Lig table and discontent is rife among fans. On Monday they were seconds away from winning their first league game of the season at the seventh attempt, but Rizespor scored in stoppage time to secure a 1-1 draw.
Eto’o Eto’o went out to meet with many of the angered supporters after the match and didn’t just promise they’d finish in the top 10 despite their shocking start – he put €100,000 of his money where his mouth is. One fan, named in Turkish press as Mehmet Akdeniz, asked Eto’o: “We have Besiktas next, what will the state of the team be and when will we win?” Eto, who answered through an interpreter, told him: “We will finish in the top 10 of the Super Lig, I stand by what I said and my promise. “Believe me, I will give you €100,000 if we don’t finish in the top 10.”