Samuel Eto’o will enter a little more in the history of Cameroonian football. Indeed, on Saturday 11 December 2021 at the Mont Febe hotel in Yaoundé, the former international aged 40 was taken to the head of the Fecafoot (Cameroonian Football Federation) while he ended his career as a player just two years ago. A new page opens for the former striker from Chelsea (England), FC Barcelona (Spain) and Inter Milan (Italy). He succeeds Seidou Mbombo Njoya, who had also applied for another term.
Samuel Eto’o is now the president of the Fecafoot just two months before the African Cup of Nations (Can) organized by Cameroon. The former captain of the Indomitable Lions won 43 votes to 31 for his main competitor, Seidou Mbombo Njoya who was in charge of the Fecafoot from 2018 to 2021. Candidates Jules Denis Onana and Wandja Zachary could not make it against the former African gold ball.
Samuel Eto’o will therefore have the difficult task of giving back to Cameroonian football its former glory especially with the breakthrough of new players in the various European championships. But the former striker has already prepared for the challenge since his dream has always been to lead Cameroonian football.