Family photo of participants and Prince Seidou Mbombo Njoya

By Giovanni Wanneh
Football Writer,

At the CAF Mbankomo technical center towards mid-day Central African Time, FECAFOOT boss Seidou Mbombo Njoya in his opening speech, during the seminar with coaches, made mention of the fact that Elite One games will have to resume late September or early October, but, behind closed doors.

It comes in as a bitter-sweet experience for Cameroonians who have been leaking their lips in anticipation of the league’s resumption.

‘We cannot stay like this,’ stated president Seidou Mbombo Njoya before going on to add: ‘the situation warrants us to look for options. We had to organise a seminar like this to start thinking of our resumption.’

‘Barrier measure number four limits the number of people in a stadium, this plays on us adversely. It is near impossible to organise football with just 50 people.

‘We will try to get an exceptional case where we can get the numbers up to 200,’ ended the FECAFOOT president.

Playing football behind closed doors seems to be the only option at these times, but that might not go down well with the football loving Cameroonian public.

Coaches attending preseason refresher course

The same strategy is being earmarked for the African Nations Championship, of course with the federation in collaboration with CAF, keeping a close eye on the pandemic.

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