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Samuel Eto’o elected as Cameroon FA president

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On Saturday, former Barcelona and Chelsea striker Samuel Eto’o was elected President of the Cameroonian Football Federation (Fecafoot).

After five other candidates dropped out of the race, Eto’o defeated the interim President of Fecafoot, Seidou Mbombo Njoya.

Prior to his election, Eto’o served as the global ambassador for the Qatar 2022 World Cup, while Mbombo Njoya is the Confederation of African Football’s fourth Vice-President.

Maboang Kessack, Nyamsi Soter, Justin Tagouh, Jules Denis Onana, and Zacharie Wandja are among the other candidates who have withdrawn from the race.

The election was held at the Hotel Mont Febe in Yaounde and was overseen by Glibert Schlick, president of the Fecafoot Electoral Commission.

Eto’o’s election victory means he will now be in charge of the smooth operation of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, which will be held in Cameroon from January 9 to February 6.

The 40-year-old won the continental title twice with the Indomitable Lions in 2000 and 2002, and he is regarded as one of Cameroon football’s icons, having won the African Player of the Year award four times in a row (2003, 2004, 2005 and 2010).

Between 1997 and 2009, Eto’o played for Real Madrid, Leganes, Espanyol, Mallorca, and Barcelona, where he won several trophies including La Liga, Copa del Rey, Uefa Champions League, and Fifa Club World Cup, among others.

He continued his winning ways at Inter Milan for two years before moving on to Anzhi Makhachkala in Turkey and Chelsea and Everton in England.

The African legend finished his playing career in Qatar in 2019, four years after calling it quits for Cameroon, where he scored 56 goals in 118 games.

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