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Samuel Eto’o On Campaign To Be Next FECAFOOT President?

Former Indomitable Lion Samuel Eto’o together with his Private Foundation, founded in March 2006, as a non-profit organization, have doubled their humanitarian works, and one cannot help but think that the Ex Barcelona man has an eye on the upcoming FECAFOOT election.

Eto’o has seemingly made a tour from the center, to the South, and North regions, since the fall of last year.

Samuel Eto’o was immortalized in Cameroon’s capital Yaounde, with an appealing statue of himself on Monday December 21.

The occasion was jelled alongside the inauguration of a new City hall at the Yaounde 6 district. The occasion was headed by the Mayor of the Yaounde 6 district, Jacques Yoki Onana.

Afterwards, AFCON’s lead goal scorer, Eto’o, made trips to the Far North and North regions of Cameroon.

Eto’o during his time in the North region of Cameroon

The visit took him to Maroua and Garoua.

While in Maroua, Samuel Eto’o donated sporting equipments to regional league clubs of the Far North region.

He also personally preside at the finals of the Samuel Eto’o tournament organized in Bogo subdivision.

The Samuel Eto’o Foundation donated gifts to vulnerable children and pupils of schools in the Pette and Bogo subdivisions.Not just that. Eto’o visited a B.I.R camp in Malek, Maroua, to cap off his work in the North.

On Monday, February 08 – 2021 at the esplanade of the governor’s office of the South region, Eto’o was accompanied by Céline Eko, as he arrived in Ebolowa to touch on the realities of our local football.

Eto’o in the South Region with their traditional regalia

Sandwiched between all these is Eto’o’s new Television Channel B1NEWS, and his assistance to the intermediate Lions in the just ended African Nations Championship.

Samuel Eto’o Encouraging the intermediate Lions at the just ended African Nations Championship

All these could hardly be a coincidence, given that the Court of Arbitration for Sport has annulled the last FECAFOOT Elections, with a new bureau, expected.

Being a Cameroon Football Association Chief has however not been a thing for former players. Not a single former Lions player has won it thus far.

List of former FECAFOOT Presidents;

1958-1960 : M. Ngankou Amos
1961-1964 : Ibrahim Mbombo Njoya
1964-1968 :
1968-1972 : René Essomba
1972-1978 : Jean Zoa Amougou
1978-1985 : M. Titti
1986-1988 : Peter Ntamack Yana
1986-1988 : Issa Hayatou
1988-1989 : Jean Nji Njikam (interim)
1989-1990 : Albert Etotoke
1990-1993 : Njikam Simon and Pascal Owona
1993-1996 : Maha Daher
1996-1998 : Vincent Onana
1998-2000 : Mohammed Iya
2000-2013 : Mohammed Iya
2013-2015 : Pr Joseph Owona, Normalisation
2015-2017 : Tombi À Roko Sidiki .
2017-2018 : Mr. Dieudonné Happi, Normalisation (until 16 décembre 2018)
2018-2021 : Mbombo Njoya Seidou

Goalkeeper Joseph Antoine Bell went in the last elections held back in 2018 but lost to Prince Seidou MBOMBO NJOYA. Eto’o, however, is a rare specie. The former goal-hunter can break the duck if he indeed decides to go in as the next FECAFOOT President.

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