Football legend Samuel Eto’o elected president of the Cameroonian federation
By Ben Church, CNN
Samuel Eto’o was elected president of the Cameroon Football Federation (FECAFOOT) after winning a vote on Saturday.
The former Cameroonian international promised a series of reforms after receiving 43 votes from the members of the general assembly of FECAFOOT.
Eto’o has enjoyed a distinguished club career, playing for Barcelona, Inter Milan and Chelsea, while making more than 50 appearances for the Cameroonian national team.
In his heyday, Eto’o was considered one of the best strikers in the world and he inspired his country to win two African Cup of Nations titles and an Olympic gold medal.
“I will remember today as one of the proudest moments of my life,” Eto’o tweeted on Saturday.
“Each vote represents the energy and ambition of our football family to bring our beloved sport to a level we have never seen before.”
He will now be in charge of the federation when Cameroon host the Africa Cup of Nations next year, with matches scheduled to start on January 9.
The four-time African Footballer of the Year beat his rival Seidou Mbombo Njoya in the vote.
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