By Angu Lesley
The 2021 National playoffs for promotion to Elite 2 will kick-off this weekend in Limbe and Bafoussam, kick442.com has been reliably briefed.
As part of preparations for the event, this Pan-African Sports news agency has exclusively gathered that the Cameroon Football Federation has paid a million FCFA per club to all ten clubs to take part in the competition.
According to our findings, the Cameroon Football Federation in an attempt to ensure quality performance of Athletes has opted to hand the above-mentioned sum of money via cheque instead of lodging and feeding 30 persons as was the case in 2019 in Bertoua.
FECAFOOT made the payments via check on Monday and the Clubs will all be in possession of the money as soon as they go to their respective banks.
Riziere FC of Tonga, representing the West region in the tournament and the outfit will enjoy the pleasure of being the lone team playing at home in the tournament this term.
Both Best Stars and Bafut Rangers were tipped as favorites to book tickets to the second tier but unfortunately they and Rizierre will produce just one club for Elite Two.
Best Stars’ almost incredible run in the South West regional championship this season where the outfit went unbeaten as well as the well-coordinated management around the team still leaves them as a dark horse.
The North West region is also dreaded due to the zone’s recent new found ease of getting outfits to the second tier in the last decade, having sent almost five teams at the level in the last 10 years the latest being Foncha Street FC of Bamenda in 2019.
Other favorites paired in tricky groups.
Pool A has four teams will be battling out in Limbe in the South West.
Littoral regional representative, Ecole de Football BC Douala will test soccer strength with Laussane SA from the Centre region.
The Pool also consist of Kohi FC of Maroua representing the Far North as the zone go haunting for its first representative in Cameroon football in as many years.
Les Amis de Ngaoundere will also be on the starting block in the pool.
Gazele FC of Garoua, in for the North region will face the representatives of the East and South regions in Pool B of the competition.
The competition is expected to kick off on September 18 2021 with the winners of the three pools to book direct qualification to the second tier football in Cameroon for the 2021/2022 football season.
The financial support from FECAFOOT adds to what clubs are expected to raise through its stakeholders.
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