Cameroon pay Algeria $500,000 after players strike

YAOUNDE: Algeria have received $500,000 in compensation after the Samuel Eto’o-led Cameroon players’ strike which forced the cancellation of a friendly between the two countries.

The payment, confirmed on Friday by the Cameroon Football Federation (FECAFOOT), comes in the same week that Eto’o was handed a 15-match international ban for his role as ringleader in the action.

Cameroon were due to wrap up a hectic friendlies schedule against Algeria on November 15.

But Eto’o and his teammates claimed they were not paid money due to them by FECAFOOT and the fixture had to be scrapped, with Algeria initially claiming $1 million compensation for lost revenue.

AFP

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