The former FC Barcelona striker, Samuel Eto’o has become the new president of the Cameroon Football Federation (Fecafoot) after the much awaited vote held this Saturday morning in Yaoundé.

The elective General Assembly of the body has been holding the poll this Saturday since 9 am local time amid an intense debate at the Mont Fébé hotel in the capital Yaoundé.

The debates revolved around the rejection of a proxy voting mandate by the president of the electoral commission.

But still the outgoing president Seidou Mbombo Njoya came in second position with 31 votes while Samuel Eto’o won with 43 votes. The other candidates got zero vote.

This vote took place less than a month before the African Cup of Nation that the country is due to host from January 9.

The former Captain of Indomitable Lions has gained a lot of supports across the world especially from his colleagues footballers and former players of Cameroon.

On Thursday, he even called on all his supporters to avoid organising marches in support of his candidacy, expecting however to win the elections « with peace of mind ».

Source: AfrikPage