The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon have had a rollercoaster ride in the past weeks and to cap it off is the recent happenings in camp for the last 24 hours.
The program of the indomitable Lions have been readjusted because non of the previous worked out due to the in-house struggles seen below;
The send off training session that was scheduled for 2:30 PM at the Omniport stadium latter held only from 4:40. kick442.com gathered that the players were reluctant to come get the blessings of the crowd because their financial demands were not met.
The usual ritual of handing the captain the flag with blessings of the nation did not take place to the despair of some fans.
Immediately after the game, in the mix zone meant for interactions between the players and reporters, the Lions all left with Stern faces, likened to a dog returning from a lost chase of beef. They all categorically refused to offer a word to journalists.
The evening of the Thursday, receipts came out flying on social media with player’s names affiliated to amounts of 20 million francs CFA. It is alleged it had been agreed within the players that 40 million francs minimum or nothing.
The ignorant fans had to wait at the Yaounde Nsimalen Airport from late night to dawn, hoping to say goodbye to the Lions, yet, not even a glimmer of anything happened.
Today Friday June 21, the players have accepted to take 25 million francs per head and also accepted the new flight to come up at 2 pm, in what has been a dramatic 24 hours.
This new generation of Lions are so keen on putting money first over national interest. It’s okay to have the players rewarded for their efforts to bring national glory but Cameroonians are divided on whether the players are right or wrong.
To every right thinking mind,it’s only normal to say that these set of players must understand that the image of the country doesn’t improve through their actions.
It’s time for the powers that be get it right,set a quotas participation fee per tournament and players that are contempted with it follow the National team as there are already signs that if checks are not imposed,players will one day ask for what man has never had before participating in a tournament.
It is not just Cameroon suffering this. Zimbabwe, involved in the opener of the AFCON today had a tussle with their federation (ZIFA) due to participation bonuses. It is factual that when there are cases of match bonuses the players might get distracted and not put in their best.