Football: Bamboutos relegated to Elite Two following FIFA’s ruling

The World Football governing body, FIFA has instructed the Cameroon Football Federation, FECAFOOT to relegate Bamboutos of Mbouda to  second division football.

The team gets the saction following a legal roar with its former coach, Belgian born Johan Buyle.

According to the release from the Homologation and Discipline Commission of the Cameroon Porfessional Football League, Bamboutos leaves the third position to the 18th, last position.

Consequently, the team will be relegated to the second tier of Cameroon football.

Unisport of Bafang that was innitailly 15th, a position of relegation, is saved after being pushed up to the 14th position.

Also, New Stars of Douala promoted from fourth to third position will participate in the CAF confederations cup for next season in place of Bamboutos.

The Bamboutos legal battle

In the 2015/2016 football season, Bamboutos of Mbouda hired a Belgian coach, Johan Buyle.

Three months after the Belgian tactician saw his contract resiliated on the grounds that he was not qualified.

The president of the club, Justin Tagouh endorsed the decision causing the Belgian to file a case with FIFA.

On 15th June 2016, FIFA ruled in favour of Johan Buyle.  The bureau of the Local Professional football in Cameroon was asked to deduct six points from Bamboutos FC and the club was instructed to pay 4 Million to the coach within 30 days.

Bamboutos FC ignored the ruling causing FIFA to go on the offensive.

It is the second time, Bamboutos fondly called Mangwa boys is facing the wrath of FIFA.

On 21st September 2007 the team was found guilty of misconduct and relegated to regional championship.

The Mbouda team will presently compete at the level of the elite two championship.

Benly Anchunda

 

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