Cameroon Football Federation President Samuel Eto’o who was also a former striker has apologised for a “violent altercation” after attacking a man outside the World Cup stadium

At first, the former footballer was held back by his entourage, but he broke free and appeared to kick the man in the face, who fell to the ground. The man was able to stand up.

“I had a violent altercation with a person who was probably an Algerian supporter, I would like to apologise for losing my temper and reacting in a way that does not match my personality,” Eto’o said

He also said that he has been “the target of insults and allegations of cheating without any evidence” after a controversial Cameroon-Algeria match in March.

“I pledge to continue to resist the relentless provocation and daily harassment of some Algerian supporters.” he said

Eto’o, who is also a Qatar 2022 World Cup ambassador, called on Algerian authorities and its football federation “to put end to this unhealthy climate before a more serious tragedy occurs”.