The association of Amateur Football Clubs of Cameroon ACFAC has withdrawn their appeal from the court of arbitration for sports, CAS. The Amateur clubs under their association ACFAC had deposited an appeal at the court of arbitration for sports against CAF, following CAF’s decision to withdraw the hosting rights of the 2019 AFCON from Cameroon. ACFAC judge that decision of the CAF executive committee of 30th November 2018 to be unfair, and were determine to fight back through the Court of Arbitration for sports.
But following recent twist from the Ivorian Football Federation to host the 2023 AFCON, thereby ceding the 2021 edition to Cameroon, the association of Amateur Football Clubs of Cameroon has through a communiqué made public Wednesday January 30, 2019 and signed by the president of the association, Balla Ongolo Henri Claude, made it clear that they will no longer pursue legal actions against the Confederation of African Football. The communiqué further states that all the actions taken after the withdrawal of the hosting rights of the 2019 AFCON, from Cameroon, was to guarantee the chances of Cameroon hosting the AFCON in the best of conditions.
ACFAC groups over 500 amateur clubs in the country and have never cease making sure that all decision on football related issues in the country, are taken in accordance to the rule of law.