Football: The FECAFOOT/Professional League saga into a new phase

The Cameroon Football Federation, FECAFOOT, and the Professional Football League of Cameroon, LFPC have been at loggerheads over issues relating to management.

 

This led to the Executive Committee of the FECAFOOT suspending the President of the League, Pierre Semengue on 22nd August 2019.

Though the later ignored the new decision, the Executive Committee of FECAFOOT, just two weeks later (Tuesday 3rd September 2019) , met in an ordinary session to examine the situation of the Professional Football League in Cameroon.

The sitting which was organised at the FECAFOOT Headquarters Tsinga, Yaounde arrived at the following decision;

# Unseating the professional football League president and admitting him as honorary president of FECAFOOT
# Putting in place a caretaker committee dubbed Transitional Technical Committee, TTC, to run the affairs of the LFPC till 31st August 2021.

# Designating Aboubakar Alim Konate as head of the committee, a committee that is incharge of:
-The organization, management and restructuring of professional football in accordance with the statutes and regulations of FECAFOOT.
– The organization of professional championships in collaboration with the General Secretariat and Standing Commissions.

The dismissed President fires back

General Pierre Semengue President of the Professional League was present briefly during the meeting unseating him.

Shortly after the FECAFOOT decisions were announced, the General faced the press to give his side of the story.

He insisted that he remains the president of the Professional Football League of Cameroon until 27th July 2020 when his mandate ends.
He turned down FECAFOOT’s prestigious offer to him as Honorary President of the Football federation.

Pierre Semengue brandished documents to debunk claims that he has been mismanaging League funds, threatening who ever accuses him with indictment.

 

 

The long standing differences between the two football structures have affected the smooth running of professional football.

The launch of the 2019/2020 football season in Cameroon has been on hold due to these squabbles.

Benly Anchunda

@anchunda_benly

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