Former international Samuel Eto’o has been voted as the President of the Cameroonian Football Federation (FECAFOOT).
The four-time African Footballer of the Year defeated rival Seidou Mbombo Njoya, the fourth vice-president at the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
He polled 38 votes against Ndoya, who had 23 votes.
Eto’o, 40, has promised a wide range of reforms to thrive the sport.
“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.”
The former Barcelona, Inter Milan, and Chelsea star also promised to construct at least 10 stadiums during his mandate.
“I’ve spoken to the business community and we’re certain we’ll get the right investors who can accompany us in fulfilling our goals,” Eto’o had said prior to the polls.
Eto’o’s candidacy had triggered popular attention with the proceedings of the gathering broadcast live on national Cameroon television.