LFPC: Semengue writes to the Court of Arbitration for Sports, CAS

The President of the Cameroon Professional Football League (LFPC), General Pierre Semengue has addressed a letter of complaint against FECAFOOT to the Court of Arbitration for Sports in Lausanne, Switzerland.

 

In a press document published this Thursday February 27, 2020, General Pierre Semengue considers the suspension of his activities with the LFPC as arbitrary and unfounded.

According to the communique, the prolonged sanction on the LFPC by Seidou Mbombo Njoya of FECAFOOT is reason why Pierre Semengue addressed the CAS to solicit for justice and clarity.

He argues that the arbitrary ban on the LFPC failed to respect article 15 paragraph 2 of the statutes of FECAFOOT

The communique further states that on February 25, 2020, the CAS responded favourably to the request of LFPC, for an initiation of proceedings against FECAFOOT.

Amidst the power struggle, the affairs of Cameroon’s professional football league are controlled by a Transitional Technical Committee (CTT) created by the FECAFOOT.

The Genesis of the LFPC/FECAFOOT tussle

On August 22, 2020 the Cameroon Football Federation, FECAFOOT, suspended the activities of the Cameroon Professional Football League, LFPC.

The decision to halt the LFPC according to FECAFOOT was due to the “serious and repeated violation of its obligations, as stipulated in Article 14 paragraph 1a of the Statutes of FECAFOOT, and Article 2 of its own Statutes”.

 

 

FECAFOOT’s decision was taken after their executive meeting to deliberate on various issues pertaining to football in the country.

The President of LFPC, Pierre Semengue responded immediately by overruling the decision and described it unreasonable.

He also refused FECAFOOT’s decision appointing him as Honorary President of the Cameroon Football Federation while insisting that he will defend his mandate till its end in 2020.
“It is an indecent proposal, I have an elective mandate I intend to exercise till the end…I completely reject what has been said notably on the League… ”He said.

As the fight rages on, the LFPC has been in inactivity for some five months now

Benly Anchunda

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