The former skipper of Cameroon believes the Confederation (CAF) of African needs a new person to directs affairs
The incumbent will seek for another four year term, but will face a stiffer competition from Ahmad Ahmad for the presidency.
And Samuel Eto'o four times African Footballer of the Year says Issa Hayatou has made a huge contribution to African football, but he would want to see changes at CAF to make way to new refoms like what is happening at FIFA.
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“No institution resists the laws of cycles and change. I just hope that these changes will help African football to evolve, because it is the most important, ” said Eto’o to Jeuneafrique.com.
“The development of CAN has improved infrastructure, and that is important. But the main beneficiaries of these changes must be players, especially those in Africa.
“The Caf is at a certain level of financial income. It is respected, within FIFA for example.”
The Antalyaspor striker added : “But we should bring more freshness to open up other horizons. Without denying what has been done. These changes could prolong and improve what has been accomplished.
“Look at FIFA: the arrival of Gianni Infantino in the presidency has reignited innovation. Trying to do something else at the head of CAF is not a bad idea”.
The elections for the president of CAF will take place on March 16 in Ethiopia.