Former Inter Milan and Barcelona striker Samuel Eto’o has been elected president of the Cameroon Soccer Federation (Fecafoot).
Naija Information stories that Eto’o, who polled 43 votes, defeated the incumbent president, Seidou Mbombo Njoya, who scored 31 votes.
Eto’o was appearing as the worldwide ambassador for the Qatar 2022 World Cup whereas Njoya is at the moment the fourth vice-president of the Confederation of African Soccer.
Seven candidates had deliberate to contest the elections, however 5 of them pulled out on the morning of the elections.
Amongst these giving up their candidacy on Saturday morning have been former Cameroon internationals Maboang Kesack and Jules Denis Onana.
Previous to the election, the previous Cameroon worldwide had additionally promised to assemble at the very least 10 stadiums throughout his mandate.
“We’ve got to convey footballers to the centre of our insurance policies. It’s our function to make sure that those that play this self-discipline make a good residing out of it.
“I’ve spoken to the enterprise neighborhood and we’re sure we’ll get the correct buyers who can accompany us in fulfilling our objectives,” he had mentioned.
He’ll now be head of Cameroon’s FA (Fecafoot) when the nation hosts the Africa Cup of Nations in January and February.
The 40-year-old received the continental title twice with the Indomitable Lions in 2000 and 2002, and he’s celebrated as one of many icons of Cameroon soccer after claiming the African Participant of the Yr award for a document 4 instances (2003, 2004, 2005 and 2010).
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