Samuel Eto’o to stand for Cameroon FA president

Samuel Eto'o scored 56 goals in 118 games as a player for Cameroon

Barcelona legend Samuel Eto’o has announced that he intends to stand as a candidate for the Cameroon FA presidency.

The former Cameroon international made the announcement on his social media pages on Tuesday evening, saying he had taken the decision “out of love for Cameroon and passion for our football.”

“Time is running out. Waiting is not an option. It is time to rebuild our football,” Eto’o said.

The delayed Cameroon FA elections are expected to take place on 11 December.

The 40-year-old had an illustrious playing career, winning domestic and European titles in both Spain and Italy.

The four-time African player of the year is his country’s record scorer with 56 goals in 118 games and helped Cameroon win the Africa Cup of Nations in 2000 and 2002 and was a gold medallist at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.


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