As announced, the former FC Barcelona and Inter Milan striker has officially applied for the presidency of the Cameroon Football Federation (Fécafoot) on Tuesday 21 September 2021.
"I have the pleasure and honor to announce my candidacy for the presidency of the Cameroon Football Federation". In a post on his Facebook account, Samuel Eto'o officially put an end to the suspense on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. The former captain of the national team of Cameroon has, indeed, revealed his desire to preside over the destiny of Cameroonian football for the next four years. More than an ambition, it is for the four-time gold ball, a duty to his nation. "For me, it would be a privilege to serve the house that has given me all my titles of glory and all the honors that life has bestowed on me," he wrote.
For Samuel Eto'o, it is no longer possible to wait. It is time," he said, "to launch the reconstruction of our football. We can no longer postpone the modernization of our sport because the rest of the world is not waiting for us, it is moving forward without us. The former Barcelona striker has his sights set on the African Cup of Nations scheduled for Cameroon in January-February 2022. He sees it as "a sign of strong expectations, an exhortation to put an end to the sterile quarrels that undermine the harmonious organization of our sport".
Samuel Eto'o wants to play collectively
To win, Samuel Eto'o knows that he must have a convincing program. His "futuristic and innovative" project revolves around the revival of local championships by ensuring their regularity, attractiveness and visibility. The restoration of the spirit of conquest within the national teams. A renewed confidence in human resources. "This reform should also modernize our federation by introducing good governance practices," he explains.
I've designed this project in the context of the national team," he said. "It's a good idea to have a good team," he added. "I have conceived this project in a spirit of participation and openness towards the elected representatives of our bodies and all Cameroonians of good will. We will refine it together," he promised. Born on 10 March 1981, Samuel Eto'o (40 years), ended his international career in September 2019.