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.
“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 on Instagram.
“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.
“I stand before you on this special occasion because time is of the essence. Waiting is not an option. It is time to rebuild our football. We can no longer delay the revamping of our number one sport because the rest of the world is moving on; it is progressing without us.”
“In a few months, our country will host the African Cup of Nations..
“In addition to welcoming players and supporters from sister African countries, as well as journalists and tourists from all over the world.
“It will equally be an opportunity to present to the world the incredible pool of talent that our country has always been, and the strength of our football community.