Fecafoot president, Samuel Eto’o has seen his tenure in office extended from four years to seven years in office.
The two times Africa Cup Of Nations, AFCON winner, defeated Seidou Mbombo Njoya, who was elected in 2018. Elected in December 2021, Samuel Eto’o still has three years left at the head of Cameroonian soccer.
However, the Cameroon football legend’s tenure has been ‘retroactively’ extended to seven years, as per a release by Ernest Obama, head of communications department, FECAFOOT.
“The mandate of the President of FECAFOOT is now 7 years, with retroactive effect”
The delegates believed Eto’o needs more than four years to carry out his project for Cameroonian football.
This means the former Barcelona, Inter Milan and Chelsea goal scorer count be in office for 21 years, as he his allowed to contest three times.
“Samuel Eto’o Fils cannot carry out his project for the Cameroonian football to the end. It is for this reason that they first wanted to modify the agenda that was proposed to them by putting back on the table the number of years that a president must serve at the head of the association.
“It is for this reason that all 66 delegates voted that from now on, this term will be reduced from 4 years to 7 years.” A statement reads.