beIN SPORTS | Former Cameroonian international striker Samuel Eto’o applied for the presidency of Fecafoot, his country’s football federation, on Wednesday. By not failing to warn “the camp opposite” and its “cheating”.
After Samuel Eto’o the football star – from Barça to Chelsea via Inter Milan – Samuel Eto’o the leader? In any case, this is the goal of the former striker, who submitted his candidacy for the presidency of Fecafoot, the Cameroonian Football Federation, on Wednesday. The one who announced his candidacy at the end of September completed the formalities on the side of Yaoundé, at the headquarters of Fecafoot, where a crowd of supporters – or rather supporters – were waiting for him.
And the least we can say is that the former Indomitable Lions striker set the tone. “I ask the camp opposite to be careful because we have accepted a lot of things,” he told reporters. “If one of the Cameroonians who kindly gave me his sponsorship is eliminated, I will come here with all this crowd that follows me, and even that of other regions, to dislodge them,” he continued, aiming for the leaders currently in place.
Eto’o evokes “cheating”
The former scorer, who had ended his career in Qatar after spending time in Italy or Turkey, then assured that he would be “the next president of the federation despite all the cheating”, and explained that he had refused the vice-president post offered to him by the outgoing team. The current president, Seidou Mbombo Njoya, was elected in 2018, at the time with the support of Eto’o. But his election was annulled in mid-January by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). He was then still in post with the mission of working on the organization of new elections. That of the new president is scheduled for December, while Cameroon will host the final phase of the CAN from January 9 to February 7.