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Samuel Eto'o promises to do "everything" to ensure success of AFCON

FOOTBALL By Xinhua | December 19th 2021 | 2 min read
Former Cameroonian forward Samuel Eto'o arrives for The Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony, on September 23, 2019 at Teatro alla Scala in Milan. (AFP)

Football legend and newly elected president of Cameroon Football Federation (FECAFOOT) Samuel Eto'o said on Monday that he was resolute to ensure the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) a "resounding" success.

The Central African country will host AFCON next month.

Eto'o made the remarks as he met, for the first time, with the staff of the federation at FECAFOOT headquarters in the capital, Yaounde.

"We are preparing for the Africa Cup of Nations and we must do everything, I mean everything to ensure its success and so that our brothers (visitors) will face no challenges," Eto'o told the staff in front of reporters.

"A football team should be at the service of others. Each and every one of you has his or her place which is important for the final results. We don't play but we are at the service of those who play. Every one of us must give the best," Eto'o said.

He said he was committed to working with the country's authorities and other football stakeholders to revamp the game in the country and organize a hitch-free AFCON.

Eto'o was elected president of FECAFOOT on Saturday to manage affairs of the football governing body for a period of four years.

Africa's biggest biennial football tournament, AFCON will take place in Cameroon from January 9 to February 6 next year.


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