Former Barcelona striker Samuel Eto’o has been elected as the President of the Cameroon Football Association (Fecafoot).
The 40-year-old beat off competition from his sole competitor Seidou Mbombo Njoya during Saturday’s keen elections.
The election was supposed to be contested by seven candidates but five of them pulled out on the morning of the polls.
This left Eto’o and Mbombo Njoya, who is the fourth vice-president at the Confederation of African Football (CAF), to vie for the top position.
The four-time African Footballer of the Year, however, came out victorious after garnering more votes than his competitor.
“We have to bring footballers to the centre of our policies. It is our role to ensure that those who play this discipline make a decent living out of it,” Eto’o said in his victory speech.