A four-time African footballer of the year, Samuel Eto’o has officially indicated his interest in becoming the next president of the country’s football federation, promising he would be the “next president despite the cheating”.
Former Cameroon star, Eto’o, submitted his bid at the Cameroonian federation’s headquarters in Yaounde, with a crowd of supporters.
Addressing newsmen, Eto’o said, “I urge the opposite camp to be careful because we have accepted lots of things,”
The 40-year-old disclosed that the current leadership had offered him a position as vice-president, a proposition he rejected.
“I will be the next president of the federation despite all the cheating,” he declared.
Ex-Barcelona and Inter Milan striker said it was “time to rebuild our football” when he announced his intention to run for president in September.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport in January annulled the 2018 elections won by Seidou Mbombo Njoya, who Eto’o described as having “failed miserably”.
Reports say that new elections are scheduled for December, a month before Cameroon hosts the Africa Cup of Nations, a tournament delayed a year by the Covid-19 pandemic.