Crisis rocks Cameroon FA ahead of World Cup qualifiers


A potential crisis is brewing between Cameroon Football Association (FECAFOOT) and FIFA ahead of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Nigeria next month, can report.

FECAFOOT have been rocked by crisis among stakeholders since rhe 2015 Federation election that elected Tombi Roko Sidiki as the FA President.

The FIFA council has decided to appoint a normalization committee for the Cameroon FA in accordance with art. 14 (par.1a) and art. 8 (par. 2) of the FIFA statues.

This decision comes in connection with the confirmation by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) of the decision of the “Chambre de Conciliation et d’Arbitrage du Comité Olympique et Sportif du Cameroun” (CCA/CNOSC) to annul the electoral process leading to the election of the current FECAFOOT executive committee in 2015 and following recent failed attempts by FIFA to reconcile the football stakeholders in Cameroon and overcome the current impasse.

The normalisation committee will be composed of an adequate number of members to be identified by a joint FIFA and CAF mission scheduled to take place very shortly.

The committee will act as an electoral committee and none of its members will be eligible for any of the open positions in the elections. The specified period of time during which the normalization committee shall perform its functions shall expire no later than 28 February 2018.

With barely two weeks to the 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Nigeria, Cameroon FA will be run by a normalization committee.

The committee’s mandate will include the following tasks:

• To run the daily affairs of FECAFOOT;

• To draft new statutes in consultation with all stakeholders and in compliance with FIFA’s Statutes and standards as well as mandatory national law;

• To review the statutes of the regional and departmental leagues and ensure their alignment with the FECAFOOT statutes;

• To identify the delegates of the FECAFOOT general assembly and of the regional and departmental leagues;

• To organise and conduct elections of a new FECAFOOT executive committee.


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