Much like the case of Didier Drogba in Ivory Coast, the campaign of Samuel Eto’o to win the presidency of the Cameroonian Football Federation (FECAFOOT) has brought the corruption of past administrations into full view as he managed to navigate his way to the position despite efforts to keep him out. FECAFOOT has had a poor reputation within Cameroon and the election of Eto’o has received a largely positive reception, but Cameroon’s all-time leading goal scorer will have plenty of work to do in improving the organization of football in the country. In an article collected by CamerounWeb whose title translates to “The End of the reign of the Mafia”, the wrongs of past administrations are acknowledged while hopes are promoted that Eto’o will lead a new era for Cameroonian football.
The second link covers how the impact of Eto’o has already been massive. Sponsors are reaching out to congratulate him on his victory, and with financial investment an essential goal for Eto’o moving forward, his personality and fame are already bringing promising results.