Soccer legend, Samuel Eto’o has been elected president of the Cameroon Football Federation (FECAFOOT) after winning a vote on Saturday.
Eto’o who enjoyed a tremendous club career promised an array of reforms after receiving 43 votes from members of FECAFOOT’s general assembly.
At his peak, Eto’o was considered one of the best strikers in the world playing for the likes of Barcelona, Inter Milan, and Chelsea. He also inspired his country to win two African Cup of Nations titles and an Olympic gold medal.
“I’ll be remembering today as one of the proudest moments of my life,” Eto’o tweeted on Saturday.
“Every vote represents the energy and ambition of our football family to take our beloved sport to a level we’ve never seen before.”
He will be in charge of the federation as Cameroon hosts the African Cup of Nations next year, with games set to begin on January 9.
The four-time African Footballer of the Year beat rival Seidou Mbombo Njoya in the voting.
Story by DonCapo (enmoregh.com)