Fécafoot: faced with accusations, the Eto’o clan comes out of silence – Football – Sport News Africa
For the previous few days, the Cameroon Soccer Federation (Fécafoot) has been shaken by a convincing scandal, involving its president. Allegations of alleged match-fixing of the nationwide championship have been introduced in opposition to him. Resulting in a collection of accusations of favoritism and moral violations.
To answer these allegations, the president of Fécafoot Samuel Eto’o selected to talk by way of his spokesperson, Ernest Obama. The latter was the visitor of a particular set broadcast on native tv Canal 2 Worldwide. He made some extent of clarifying a number of delicate factors.
On the matter of audio
The unhealthy wind blowing on the Fécafoot certainly takes root in a leaked phone recording. This one that includes two voices much like these of Samuel Eto’o and the president of the membership Victoria United. In response to rumors, the president of the Federation would have maneuvered to facilitate the rise within the first division of this membership, thus arousing suspicions on the integrity of the championship. However all that is false, in accordance with his spokesperson.
“We found with amazement, this sound aspect by way of social networks, says Ernest Obama. It’s a faux and for us, it doesn’t exist. So there isn’t a remark to make on that.“, insists the spokesperson for the boss of Fécafoot. “One of many interlocutors on this supposed sound aspect reacted first by way of a press launch after which a press convention. He indicated that it’s a manufactured sound aspect. He additionally added that his legal professionals are getting ready a authorized criticism for him to be restored to his honor.“, he continues.
The André Onana affair
As well as, accusations have been made in opposition to the president of FECAFOOT relating to the sidelining of Cameroonian goalkeeper André Onana through the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The controversy swelled, with insinuations of non-public decision-making in regards to the number of gamers, whereas the manager-coach Rigobert Tune, would have the last word accountability on this topic.
At Fécafoot, it’s merely a false debate. ” André Onana is for the president of the Federation, like a son. It’s a relationship between father and son. The manager-selector of Cameroon to date is named Rigobert Tune. And he mentioned the doorways are open. Why would you need to sue Mr. Eto’o? It’s not the president of Fécafoot who selects the gamers; he’s the manager-selector “, explains Ernest Obama.
The contract with 1XBet
The opposite case that’s inflicting a stir is linked to the ambassador contract that the president of Fécafoot signed with the sports activities betting firm 1XBet. Cameroonian membership leaders accuse Eto’o of violating the FIFA Code of Ethics. Which Code successfully prohibits soccer gamers from “participate – instantly or not directly – in betting, lotteries and different comparable playing actions or transactions in reference to soccer competitions and matches and/or any football-related exercise“.
On this regard, the spokesperson defended the place of Samuel Eto’o as an envoy of the 1XBet model, arguing that the previous captain of the Indomitable Lions has the proper to revenue from its picture. “Mr. Eto’o has a picture that sells, mentioned Ernest Obama. Mr. Eto’o is an envoy of 1XBet. Because the signing of this contract, there are not any extra Cameroonian championship matches within the 1XBet platform. Mr. Eto’o is first an entity. There may be nothing to sue Mr. Eto’o for being an envoy for 1XBet. He has the proper to generate income from his picture“. Besides that within the meantime, FIFA is investigating this contract, whereas golf equipment in Cameroon are calling for the resignation of the Govt Committee of FECAFOOT. To be continued…