By Anye Nde Nsoh
Sports Writer kick442.com-Cameroon
Confusion has stormed Cameroon’s Football governing body FECAFOOT on the eve of the first game of the 2020 African Nations Championship.
The December 2018 elected of President of FECAFOOT, Prince Seidou Mbombo Njoya and his entire executive have been stripped off their powers after the court of Arbitration for Sports in Switzerland announced the electoral process that brought them to office organized by the normalisation Committee headed by Mr Dieudonné Happi had faulty substances warranting cancelation.
The decision comes barely 24 hours to the official launching of the African Nations Championship CHAN 2020, Friday January 15, 2021.
The decision brings an end to a legal process manned by Abdourahman Baba on behalf of Olympique de Meiganga against the electoral process.
It is the second time in three years that Abdourahman Baba has won a case against the executive of the federation.
The CAS verdict however refused to reinstate the FECAFOOT executive elected in 2009, leaving the latitude to FIFA to appoint a normalisation committee while the current executive of federation work to organize fresh elections as soon as possible.
After the elections in Mbankomo 2018, bringing Seidou Mbombo Njoya and his executive committee to the head of FECAFOOT, stakeholders earmarked faulty substances during the general assembly validating the existing FECAFOOT electoral code.
The Normalisation Committee headed by Barrister Dieudonné Happi was also accused of having violated several provisions of the May 2009 statutes which were in force before October 10, 2018.
This therefore indicates that FECAFOOT Secretary General Benjamin Didier Banlock will henceforth oversee activities of the federation till further notice.
A Normalisation Committee will be put in place in the days ahead by FIFA on the recommendation of stakeholders including the government of Cameroon.
Only FECAFOOT’s executives have been affected by this decision. Worth noting is the fact that it will be the 3rd Normalisation Committee in FECAFOOT within 10 years.
Football in Cameroon have been played more in offices than on the green turf with some stakeholders overwhelmed by actions off the pitch than on it.
Prince Seidou Mbombo Njoya leaves office with two trophies in four tournaments Cameroon participated in during his two year stay as president of the Cameroon football federation.
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