Samuel Eto elected Cameroon FA President

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Cameroonian former footballer Samuel Eto'o holds the Africa Cup of Nations trophy prior to the start of the Africa Cup of Nations final soccer match between Senegal and Algeria at the Cairo Stadium (Photo by Ahmed Awaad/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Cameroon football legend has been elected President of Cameroon’s football body and will be in charge for the next four years.

The former Barcelona and Real Madrid striker won the election on Saturday after beating interim president and fourth vice-president of the Confederation of African Football, Seidou Mbombo Njoya by 43 to 31 votes.

The 40-year-old’s had a illustrious playing career that include major titles around the world which includes the Africa Cup of Nations, Uefa Champions League, Fifa Club World Cup, La Liga and several individual awards.

Eto’o, in his appreciation message to the electorates and fans, highlighted the triumph as a proud moment in his life.

“President of Fecafoot. I’ll be remembering today as one of the proudest moments of my life. I’m deeply grateful to be elected as the new president of Fecafoot,” Eto’o wrote on Instagram.

“Every single vote represents the energy and ambition of our football family to take our beloved sport to a level we’ve never seen before. Let’s get to work.”

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