Samuel Eto’o has been elected President of the Cameroon Football Association ENigeria Newspaper reports.
The former Barcelona and Inter Milan star who gained 43 votes to beat acting president Seidou Mbombo Njoya, who collected 31 will hence head the country’s football when they host the continent in January for the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
Samuel Eto’o will be taking over an organization long tainted by infighting, mismanagement and allegations of corruption.
The four-time African Footballer of the Year defeated rival Seidou Mbombo Njoya, who currently is the fourth vice-president at the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
Seven candidates should have contested the elections, but five of them pulled out on the morning of the elections.
Samuel Eto’o Elected President Of Cameroon Football Association
40-year-old Eto’o has promised a wide range of reforms to thrive the sport in his country, and the opportunity has now been handed to him.
“We have to bring footballers to the centre of our policies,” said Eto’o.
“It is our role to ensure that those who play this discipline make a decent living out of it.
“I’ve spoken to the business community and we’re certain we’ll get the right investors who can accompany us in fulfilling our goals,” Eto’o had said prior to the polls.