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Former Barcelona striker Eto’o targets Cameroon FA presidency

Four-time African Player of the Year is bidding to become head of the Cameroonian Football Federation

Samuel Eto’o has officially announced his intent to become president of the Cameroonian Football Federation (Fecafoot) on social media.

The 40-year-old, who enjoyed a trophy-laden career as a player, would hope to head his country’s football governing body that has been without a substantive head since 2018.

Eto’o’s popularity stretches beyond the shores of the African continent following his inspiring performances at Barcelona, Inter Milan, Anzhi Makhachkala, Chelsea as well as Everton.

In a long statement on social media, the three-time Uefa Champions League winner wrote about his motivation to become president of Fecafoot.

“I am honoured and pleased to announce my candidacy for the Presidency of the Cameroon Football Federation. After careful considerations, I have decided to take this initiative out of love for Cameroon and passion for our football,” Eto’o wrote

“To me, it would be an honour to be at the service of the establishment that has bestowed upon me all the accolades I’ve received so far.