Cameroon soccer great Samuel Eto’o was elected president of the national football federation (FECAFOOT) on Saturday, a month before the country hosts the African Cup of Nations.
— Samuel Eto'o (@SamuelEtoo) December 11, 2021
Soccer’s global governing body Fifa has intervened several times to end bickering among FECAFOOT officials.
I couldn’t be more ready to create a new chapter of Cameroonian football as the new president of @FecafootOfficie. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for each and every message of support I’ve received since yesterday’s election. It means everything to me 🙏🏿❤️ pic.twitter.com/EvY5KSR15y
— Samuel Eto'o (@SamuelEtoo) December 12, 2021
The 40-year-old Eto’o won the election with 43 votes from members of FECAFOOT’s general assembly. His rival, the current president Seydou Mbombouo Njoya, received 31 votes.
— L'UEFA 🇫🇷 (@UEFAcom_fr) December 11, 2021
Cameroon will host the African Cup of Nations from 9 January to 6 February. It was stripped of the right to host the tournament in 2019 because of delays in preparation and security concerns.