Cameroon Legend Samuel Eto’o has elected president of the Cameroon Football Federation, the body announced on Saturday.

Eto’o who gained 43 votes, usurped acting president Seidou Mbombo Njoya, who collected 3.

It will be recalled that the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Janaury cancelled Njoya’s victory in a election held in 2018.

When filing his candidacy on 17 November, The former Barcelona star said: “I will be the next president of the federation despite all the cheating.”

The vote was held after the Court of Arbitration for Sport in January annulled Njoya’s victory in a 2018 election.

Eto’o said Njoya, who he supported in 2018, had “failed miserably”.

Cameroon will host the African Cup of Nations in January, a tournament delayed a year by the Covid-19 pandemic.