Samuel Eto’o has made official his candidacy for the upcoming election to the presidency of Cameroon football federation (Fecafoot).
“It is time to rebuild our football. We can’t delay the overhaul of our number one sport,” the former Barcelona star, who retired from professional football in 2019, wrote on social media.
“I present my candidacy with the unprecedented commitment not to pocket any form of allowances provided for the position of President of the Fecafoot,” he wrote.
The Fecafoot presidential election is scheduled for December 11, 2021.
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Seydou Mbombo Njoya, the disputed incumbent president, is facing growing criticisms for failing to deliver on his promises.
His 2018 election to the post was annulled by the Court of Arbitration for Sport in January 2021, hence a fresh election is being called.
Some stumbling blocks await Eto’o on his path to the hot seat as well, following a new law by the electoral commission of Fecafoot, which stipulates that “candidates with dual nationality will not be able to be contest.”
Eto’o holds both Cameroonian and Spanish nationalities.