"It's a great honour for me to be an ambassador for the SC and hope I am able to deliver what is expected of me. The World Cup is the biggest competition in football - there is nothing bigger - and I think that for the players who have had the chance to play in the World Cup there is nothing more beautiful," goal.com quoted Eto'o as saying.
Eto'o will work closely with the SC on a various number of projects including workers' welfare projects, legacy programmes and event experience for the 2022 World Cup.
The SC is assigned with delivering projects and infrastructure for the 2022 World Cup, which will be hosted by Qatar.
"Samuel is one of the most successful footballers in the history of the game, and we welcome him to join us on this unique journey. As well as his remarkable achievements on the field, what makes him stand out is the commitment he has shown to using his profile to affect positive change away from the professional game," goal.com quoted SC Secretary, General Hassan Al Thawadi as saying.
The Cameroonian international has been a part of four World Cups between 1998 and 2014. The player has appeared in 118 international matches.
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