Samuel Eto’o’s new challenge – 11/19/2021 at 06:00

Samuel Eto'o's new challenge

Samuel Eto’o’s new challenge

Samuel Eto’o officially submitted his candidacy for the election for the presidency of the Cameroon Football Federation (FECAFOOT) on Wednesday November 17, in view of the election on December 11. The former captain of the Indomitable Lions, who enjoys significant popular and media support, is determined to see it through, despite the current president’s attempts to encourage him to step down.

Kinshasa was on Sunday November 14 « the place to be » of African football, on the occasion of the decisive match between DR Congo and Benin, counting for the 6e day of the second qualifying for the 2022 World Cup. In the huge Martyrs Stadium (80,000 seats) almost empty because of the closed door imposed by the health situation, the show was first on the ground. The Beninese were beaten (0-2), in particular because of a lunar penalty awarded to the Congolese. The show was also in the stands, with the presence of Félix Tshisekedi, the Congolese Head of State, surrounded by the Swiss-Congolese Véron Mosengo-Omba, the Secretary General of the African Football Confederation (CAF), Samuel Eto’o and Seidou Mbombo Njoya, the current president of the Cameroonian Football Federation (FECAFOOT).

Failed attempt in Kinshasa

A little later in the day, a meeting supposed to be much more discreet was held in the sprawling capital of the DRC, at the initiative of Mosengo-Omba and Mathias Gratsform, the FIFA Secretary General, who was opportunely present at Kinshasa. Not to debrief the match between the Leopards and the Squirrels, but to try to bring Eto’o and Njoya closer together. The second, who has not yet formalized his candidacy for a second term, proposed to the first to withdraw his candidacy, in exchange for a post of vice-president.  » Samuel took this proposal for a provocation, a lack of respect, even if it also made him laugh a lot. He obviously refused, reaffirming his willingness to go to the end « , explains, in off, one of the members of the Eto’o team.

This final attempt to bring the two men together came three days before Samuel Eto’o (40 years old, 118 caps, 56 goals) submitted his candidacy for the headquarters of FECAFOOT on Wednesday in Yaoundé. The former FC Barcelona scorer announced his intention to run for the presidency on September 22. When he showed up in front of the premises of the instance Read the rest of the article on

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