Since the decision to set up of a Normalization Committee to run the activities of the Cameroon Football Federation (FECAFOOT) was made known to the government of Cameroon by FIFA, things have not remained the same at the highest administrative headquarters in the country; the government, through some Ministers have increased their communication, not failing to let whosoever wants to hear, that Cameroon shall fully co-operate with FIFA to make sure that things are normalized, especially at the FECAFOOT.
For the past 3months or so, Cameroon has seen its relationship with the new CAF President, Ahmad Ahmad, strained; the Malagasy has always openly doubted Cameroon’s readiness to host the 2019 AFCON competition, and after FIFA ruled against Tombi A Roko and his group, Cameroon is scared of falling into Ahmad’s snare.
At an impasse with FIFA and CAF on the choice of the persons to make up the Committee, and void of further tactics to take it round the situation as usual, the government of Cameroon has rang popular footballer and former Cameroon international, Samuel Eto’o Fils, to use his personality and close ties with new FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, to help solve the FECAFOOT Crisis, and prevent the country from a potential FIFA ban that could jeopardize its plans of hosting the 2019 AFCON competition.
As usual, Eto’o Fils is expected to produce his goal-scoring ‘’magic’’, only that this time it has to be off-the-pitch.
According to information gathered by TNN, the striker flew into the country on September 3, 2017, in a private jet, and has already had a crucial tete-a-tete with the Head of state, Paul Biya, to whom he posed as a condition, the immediate ‘’cleansing’’ of Cameroon football by kicking aside those who do not have genuine love for the sport.
The FIFA/CAF COMMISSION will spend at least 48 hours in Cameroon from September 6, 2017, in order to formally set up the Normalization Committee at the helm of the FECAFOOT.