It is celebration time for African soccer legends as four-time African Footballer of the Year, Samuel Eto’o won elections to direct football affairs as the new President of Cameroon Football Federation (FECAFOOT).
And Côte d’Ivoire legendary stars, Didier Drogba and Yaya Toure did not waste anytime congratulating Eto’o after his successful election on Saturday, December 11, 2021.
The former Barcelona and Real Madrid striker won the election by defeating interim president and fourth Vice-President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Seidou Mbombo Njoya by 43 to 31 votes.
The 40-year-old’s triumph for a new path in football administration follows an illustrious playing career that saw him win major titles around the world, including the Africa Cup of Nations, UEFA Champions League, FIFA Club World Cup, La Liga and several individual awards.
Moving swiftly to send their best wishes, his rivals on the pitch and friends outside the playing arena, Drogba and Toure, described Saturday’s success as a step to revive football on the African continent.
“Congratulations to Samuel Eto’o for this election at the head of the Cameroonian football federation. Glimmers of hope for the renaissance of African football,” Drogba tweeted.
“Congratulations President! Fantastic to see my friend Samuel Eto’o flying high and elected as the FECAFOOT President. Wonderful news,” Toure tweeted.
Eto’o, in his appreciation message to the electorates and fans, highlighted the triumph as a proud moment in his life.
“President of FECAFOOT. I’ll be remembering today as one of the proudest moments of my life. I’m deeply grateful to be elected as the new president of Fecafoot,” Eto’o wrote on Instagram.
According to him; “Every single vote represents the energy and ambition of our football family to take our beloved sport to a level we’ve never seen before. Let’s get to work.”