By Angu Lesley
Football Writer, kick442.com-Cameroon
The president of the Cameroon Professional footballers syndicate (SYNAFOC) Geremie Sorel Njitap has chaired an emergency meeting with it’s executives this Thursday, November 5, in an attempt to find solutions to the problem problems faced by its members because of the ongoing crisis in Cameroon football.
Thursday’s videoconference meeting focused on proposals which could be tabled before authorities concerned for the interest of professional footballers in the Central African nation.
SYNAFOC is a non-governmental organization keen on protecting the interest footballers based in Cameroon and is certainly worried by the fact that the country’s football is embroid in a crisis which has prevented the resumption of professional football activities initially halted by the outbreak of the Corona Virus pandemic in March this year.
“The steering committee of the Syndicate of Cameroonian Footballers (SYNAFOC) presided by it’s president Gérémie Sorel Njitap held an emergency meeting this Thursday 5th November 2020 by videoconference to discuss the current situation of Cameroon football and footballers in Cameroon,” a portion of the post-meeting release read.
The ongoing tussle for supremacy between the Cameroon football federation (FECAFOOT) and the Cameroon Professional football league (LFPC) management body has gone to the court of arbitration for sports in Lausanne-Switzerland and returned to Cameroon even more complicated.
SYNAFOC is unhappy because the unfortunate situation has caused to be jobless and its members are entangled in a crisis without end.
“As the syndicate of footballers, we have noted with dismay, the more than deplorable situation our members are faced with. This is fueled by the wrangling plaguing the governing organs of Cameroon football. Footballers who want to practice the sports now find themselves intertwined by the numerous postponements of the start of the different championships. These footballers are even more pre-occupied by the fast approaching African Nations Championship (CHAN) with little or no preparation,” the SYNAFOC release continues.
In all honesty, the crisis faced by Cameroon’s football has hit its climax.
There is a leader of the Cameroon Professional football league (General Pierre Semengue) who has refused to adjust his position vis-a-vis the situation and the president of the Cameroon football federation Prince Seidou Mbombo Njoya wants a quick-fix of the wrongs of the LFPC whatever it may entail.
In his trademark calm approach, president Njoya assures normalcy is around the corner, but it is difficult for the footballers to be settled in such a dangerously calm atmosphere.
A good number of footballers in Cameroon have been without a taste of competitive football for eight months. SYNAFOC is clearly uneasy with this situation which has pushed already ‘poor’ stakeholders to a more disturbing situation.
While reassuring its members of its determination to continue to defend their interests and with the aim of assisting in finding a lasting solution to the crisis plaguing Cameroon football, the steering committee of the syndicate made the following decisions during Thursday’s meeting.
To engage a dialogue amongst the main football actors who are; the minister for sports and physical education; the president of the national Olympic committee; FECAFOOT leaders; the leaders of the Cameroon professional football league and the association of Elite Clubs presidents plus the association of former indomitable Lions.
In addition, SYNAFOC has decided to call on all protagonists to prioritize patriotism, the sense of responsibility and general
As part of the resolutions, the institution plans to hold an extraordinary meeting with an enlarged steering committee of representatives of active footballers on Sunday 8th November 2020 at 3pm at the SYNAFOC premises in Yaoundé for better discuss and find ways out of the quagmire.
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