Cameroonian football legend, Samuel Eto’o is set to become the next president of the Cameroon Football Federation (FECAFOOT).
The former Barcelona forward, alongside other five candidates have been cleared by Fecafoot’s electoral committee and will jostle for the presidential seat at the polls on December 11, 2021.
Another former international Jules Denis Onana is also eligible for the elections, however his 1990 World Cup team-mate Emmanuel Maboang Kessack was ruled out due to the debt of $7,600 he’s owing the federation.
The other three names on the list of eligible candidates for president are Crepin Soter Nyamsi, Justin Tagouh and Zacharie Wandja.
One other person, Manuel Boyomo, has also been prevented from taking part in the polls because he failed to provide the required number of endorsement letters.
When Eto’o, 40, first announced his intentions in September it was amid controversy in Cameroon after candidates with dual nationality had been told they could not stand in the elections.
Eto’o, who also had spells with Inter Milan and Chelsea, was granted dual Spanish nationality during his time at Barcelona but has now been cleared to contest during the election, and his clearance is unconnected to his exploits for the Indomitable Lions as a player.