Cameroun Eto’o describes victory as proudest moment

Samuel Eto'o

Former Cameroonian international Samuel Eto’o has described his election as Cameroonian Football Federation (Fecafoot) president as ‘one of the proudest moments’ of his life.

The former Barcelona and Inter Milan star won the presidency after the highly anticipated vote that took place on Saturday at Hotel Mont Fébé in Yaoundé.

I’ll remember today as one of the proudest moments of my life. I’m deeply grateful to be elected as the new president of @fecafootOffice. 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 tweeted.

Eto’o raked in 43 votes to beat incumbent president Seidou Mbombo Njoya who came second with 31 votes.The other candidates did not get any votes.

This vote took place less than a month ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations which Cameroon will host from 9 January to 6 February.

Njoya was elected Fecafoot president in 2018 but his election was contested by several actors of Cameroonian soccer, and canceled in mid-January by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

The 40-year-old former striker had announced his intention to run for the post on September 22, saying it was time to “launch the reconstruction of Cameroonian soccer“.

The former captain of the Indomitable Lions said that the ousted president of Fecafoot had “failed miserably“.

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