Cameroon Sports Minister, Adoum Garoua yields to FIFA

Adoum Garoua

Adoum Garoua

Cameroon Sports Minister Adoum Garoua has backed down on his decision to block elections at the country’s football federation (Fecafoot).

Garoua was forced into the climbdown by Fifa who warned that his move was tantamount to government interference.

The world governing body takes a dim view of government involvement in football matters.

Fifa secretary general Jerome Valcke had given the minister until 9 April to reverse his ban or else.

Garoua suspended the elections in a highly controversial move on 26 March, saying the poll would not be held until a consultation exercise initiated by his office had run its course.

He justified his decision by asking Fecafoot to give his ministry “time to open enlarged consultations so as to streamline the electoral process.”

But in a letter to the Fecafoot president Iya Mohammed, Garoua gave the green light for elections to take place without delay.

“I have the honour to invite you to proceed with the electoral calendar of your federation in respect of the national legislature and principles of international sports.

“I equally ask that necessary precautions be taken to avoid the disturbance or menace of public order that can arise through the organisation of such elections,” Garoua wrote.
Although the ban has been lifted, Garoua has said that the “enlarged consultation would continue from April 9-23 in my ministry.”

BBC Sports understands that Confederation of African Football president Issa Hayatou – himself a Cameroonian – advised President Paul Biya following Fifa’s threat.

The Cameroon government has a long history of conflict with Fecafoot, with some of the country’s football legends calling for change at the federation.

BBCnews

8 comments

  1. It seemed to clear the sinuses nicely and again, my energy
    level jumped. He will have to convince them that even though he does not want to work for free, by donating
    his artwork, he can not only help your charity, but further his career.
    After making the pancakes as you normally would, decide on the cake that you want.

  2. Indeed, many enzymes present in modern cells contain iron
    pyrite clusters within their structure, attesting to the importance of fool’s gold. It’s up to you to create healthy habits that will benefit you both for a lifetime.
    Good’s Garden Sheds are not solely known for providing excellent quality storage shed buildings.

  3. Thanks for the marvelous posting! I definitely enjoyed reading
    it, you may be a great author. I will remember to bookmark your
    blog and definitely will come back someday. I want to encourage you to ultimately continue your
    great job, have a nice afternoon!

  4. Fantastic items from you, man. I have take into account your stuff previous to and you are simply too magnificent.
    I actually like what you have received here, really like what you’re saying and the way wherein you say it. You make it enjoyable and you still take care of to stay it wise. I can not wait to read much more from you. That is really a great web site.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s