Many football greats have ascended administration positions and the latest to join the long list is Samuel Eto’o Fils. The Cameroonian football icon has ensured his time on the field will not go to waste as he contested for the Cameroon Football Federation presidency where he has been given the nord.
Samuel Eto’o prior to contesting for the high office of FECAFOOT had contributed immensely to the growth of Cameroon football as he even ensured payment of players per diem, winning bonuses among other from his own purse.
Contesting for the high office for FECAFOOT seemed right and the delegates have shown massive support by voting for the prolific former striker.
After been elected President of the Cameroon Football Federation, Samuel Eto’o Fils stated, “I’ll be remembering today as one of the proudest moments of my life. I’m deeply grateful to be elected as the new president of Fecafoot. Every single vote represents the energy and ambition of our football family to take our beloved sport to a level we’ve never seen before. Lets get to work.”
Brief history about the new President elect of FECAFPPT:
Samuel Eto’o joined Real Madrid’s youth academy in 1997, but he could only train with Real Madrid B as he was still a minor. He then left Real Madrid, signing a permanent deal with Mallorca for a club record £4.4 million fee.
In the summer of 2004, Samuel Eto’o signed for Fc Barcelona for a transfer fee of €24 million, after a lengthy, three-way negotiations with Mallorca and Madrid. Eto’s played alongside Ronaldinho, Messi among other Fc Barcelona greats winning numerous trophies.
On 27 July 2009, Eto’o passed his medical after a bid from Italy and signed for five years with Internationale Milan. His time with Internationale Milan was one to remember as he won the UCL under Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho.
On 23 August 2011, Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala reached an agreement with Inter to sign Eto’o in a three-year deal that made him the world’s highest-paid player, with a salary of €20 million after tax per season.
Two (2) years on, Samuel Eto’o signed a one-year deal with English Premier league club Chelsea for an undisclosed fee where he saw his contract out and moved on.
Eto’o’s contract with Chelsea expired at the end of the 2013-2014 season and on 26 August 2014, he joined fellow Premier league side Everton after signing a two-year contract.
On 27 January 2015, Eto’o returned to the Italian Serie A, joining Sampdoria on a two-and-a-half-year deal.
On 25 June 2015, Eto’o moved to Turkish side Antalyaspor on a three-year contract.
On 31 January 2018, after leaving Antalyaspor by mutual consent, Eto’o joined league rivals Konyaspor on a two-and-a-half-year contract.
He signed for Qatar SC in August 2018. In February 2019 he said he wished to continue playing for a further year. and on the 7 September 2019, Eto’o announced his retirement from football.
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