A big charity match in Turkey organised by legendary former Barcelona, Inter Milan and Chelsea ...
A big charity match in Turkey organised by legendary former Barcelona, Inter Milan and Chelsea striker Samuel Eto'o has been impacted by an attempted coup in the country.
Nigerian representatives at the charity match are arrived in Turkey yesterday morning before the coup started. They include Jay Jay Okocha, Kanu Nwankwo and AY the comedian. (Click for more photos)
A number of famous football figures are also l already in Antalya to support Eto'o including Carles Puyol, Deco and former England manager Fabio Capello.
Although the tourist resort is 400 miles to the south of Istanbul, security at hotels has been tightened up considerably to help protect the stars.
Eto'o, 35, currently plays for Antalyaspor and has spent months organising the match to mark the 10th anniversary of his Foundation.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan had originally agreed to attend but is in the capital Ankara as the danger of further insurrection continues.