Samuel Eto’o is running in December’s election for the presidency of the Cameroon football federation, the former Barcelona star said on Wednesday.
The role as football chief in the country set to host January’s Africa Cup of Nations became vacant when the incumbent Seidou Mbombo Njoya saw his tenure canceled by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Despite this, he remained in office while organizing new elections.
His stay in office was not well received by a section of the sports community, which decided to appoint another president to head Fecafoot.
However, he did not enjoy the support of the authorities, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and FIFA.
Eto’o had supported Mbomo’s election campaign, but two years after his retirement from playing the 40-year-old says his passion for the game is driving him back.
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