Former Cameroonian international Footballer and captain, Samuel Eto’o has been elected president of the Cameroon Football Federation (Fecafoot).
He was elected president of the country’s football federation on Saturday, having won multiple awards for being the country’s top footballer.
While Eto’o amassed 43 votes, his closet rival and the incumbent president received 31 votes.
Before Saturday’s win, the former Barcelona and Inter player defeated Seidou Mbombo Njoya, who was elected in 2018, but his election was contested by several actors of Cameroonian soccer and canceled in mid-January by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
The 40-year-old former striker while announcing his intention to run for the post on September 22, said it was time to “launch the reconstruction of Cameroonian soccer”. Eto’o said that the ousted president of Fecafoot had “failed miserably”.
Eto’o after his victory promised a wide range of reforms to move the sport forward including constructing at least 10 stadiums during his mandate.
Reacting to the development, Eto’o in a social media post said, “I’ll be remembering today as one of the proudest moments of my life.
“I’m deeply grateful to be elected as new president of Fecafoot. Every single vote represents the energy and ambition of our football family to take our beloved sport to a level we’ve never seen before. Let’s get to work.”