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FECAFOOT elections on hold once more

Prof. Owona FECFOOT Normalization president

Prof. Owona FECFOOT Normalization president


The Cameroon Football Federation, FECAFOOT, has for the third time put the elections of the prestigious post of the president of the federation on hold.

The elections initially slated for Wednesday 25 February 2015 has been cancelled as the Court for Arbitration of Sports, CAS, has ruled in favour of Essomba Eyanga and Abdouraman Hamadou in the case 2014/A/3829 faulting the FECAFOOT.

This decision cancels the electoral process, based on the new statutes which has been considered null. Election process will thus have to re-start from the very fundamental.

FECAFOOT rejected the decision of the Conciliation and Arbitrary Chambers of the Cameroon National Olympic and Sports Committee, CNOSC, cancelling the general assembly of 23rd August 2014 which validated the statutes and the electoral process.

The argument was that, the competent general assembly was that of 2009 and not August 23, 2013 which the Normalisation Committee in collaboration with FIFA opted for.

It is important to note that the decision in a communiqué released on February 20, by Professor Joseph Owona led to the suspension of the electoral process and annulment the general assembly of FECAFOOT.

As a result of the cancellation, two options are therefore open for FIFA to either prolong the mandate of the Normalisation Committee of the FECAFOOT for a third time or put in place a Provisional Management Committee, to run the federation.

Installed in July 2013, the Normalisation Committee has witnessed two prolongations and a third may not be welcomed in the eyes of some Cameroonians who think the committee still has much to do.

FIFA stepped in to condition the suspension of Cameroon when the government agreed to the appointment and installation of the Normalisation Committee.

The committee with Professor Joseph Owona as President had an initial eight month mandate to revise the statutes, conduct elections and run the federation.

FIFA therefore after extending the second mandate gave the ultimatum that the elections be held by February 28 until a recent communique from the Normalisation Community suspending the February elections.

Source: CRTV

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