Former striker Samuel Eto’o will lead Cameroonian football for the next four years after being elected president of the country’s football federation on Saturday.
Four times the African footballer of the year defeated rival Seidou Mbombo Njoya, the fourth vice-president in the African Football Confederation.
Seven candidates should have taken part in the election, but five of them withdrew on election morning.
Eto’o, 40, has promised a wide range of reforms to make the sport flourish.
The former Barcelona, Inter and Chelsea star has also promised to build at least 10 stadiums during his tenure.