Samuel Eto'o Makes Amendment to Cameroon FA Presidency Tenure, Extends Period to 7 Years a Term

Samuel Eto'o Makes Amendment to Cameroon FA Presidency Tenure, Extends Period to 7 Years a Term

Lukman Mumuni
updated at July 5, 2023 at 6:57 AM
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  • Samuel Eto'o has extended the time in office at FECAFOOT from 4 to 7 years
  • The former Cameroonian striker has been president since December 2021
  • Eto'o enjoyed a successful career before head his country's footie federation

Cameroon Football Federation president, Samuel Eto'o has extended the tenure of office to seven years renewable for only one term.

The number of years in office was earlier moved from four years to seven years, with the president having the opportunity to contest for three terms in office.

However, the decision has been reversed with the maximum period of time a person can stay as president being 14 years.

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Samuel Eto'o has extended the duration of stay in office at FECAFOOT. Credit: @AllezLesLions @championsleague
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This means Eto'o can contest again when his first term ends.

According to CFoot Cameroun, article 37 of the new statutes of FECAFOOT states that the term of office of the executive increases from 4 years to 7 years, renewable once.

It is yet to be known if the legendary Barcelona striker will contest after his first term, following his role in the changes of the statutes.

Newsrand reports Eto'o and his executives amended the period of presidency to allow him extend his stay in office.

Eto'o became President of FECAFOOT in December 2021 and will now end his first term in December 2028.

Arsenal defender Saliba meets Eto'o

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Arsenal defender William Saliba has returned to his roots after visiting Cameroon during his injury recovery.

The France international opted to represent the country of his birth despite his mother hailing from Cameroon.

He is currently in the African country and took the opportunity to visit iconic striker Samuel Eto'o at his FECAFOOT office.

Eto'o congratulates Ngannou

Legendary Cameroonian footballer, Samuel Eto'o has celebrated his compatriot Francis Ngannou, after the MMA fighter secured a new deal with Professional Fighters League (PFL).

The Cameroonian-French mixed martial artist has been out of contract since January after failing to renew his contract with the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship).

Ngannou was then stripped of his heavyweight title following his decision to end things with the UFC.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.