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January
24

Limbe Stadium

Limbe Stadium

Limbe Stadium, located in Limbe, a southwest coastal city of Cameroon, is a standard-sized stadium with 15000+5000 seats, mainly for football matches and for track-and-field events as well.

The central field is designed as per the standard 400m comprehensive track-and-field ground, with a radius of 36.5m and a straight track length of 84.39m, involving 8 main tracks, and 8 straight tracks in the west side.

Track-and-field events and natural turf football pitch as per the international standard are included.

This project is contracted by China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC) as the prime contractor, and the construction by Transtech Engineering Corporation (China) is commenced from Jan. 2012.

The stadium covers a total land area of 162045 m³ and a total construction area of 3813 m³, floor area ratio of 0.06, stand area of 9877 m³, metal rain canopy with an area of 775 m³ and a height of 32.8m; concrete rain canopy with an area of 595 m³.

Source: Transtech Engineering Corporation


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July
21

Joseph Owona, President of Normalisation Committee

Cameroon Football has been wrecked following the scramble for power over FECAFOOT. After suffering a shameful ban from international representation until a normalisation committee is instituted, a diplomatic encounter between two ministers and Sepp Blatter in Zurich has given positive results. The normalisation committee has been set up headed by former minister Joseph Owona. The committee which will be installed on Monday 22nd July constitutes;

President: Joseph OWONA,

Vice-President: Ngassa Happy

Members:

– Michel Kaham,
– Ebenezer Mouloké,
– Ephraïm Ngwafor,
– Owona Pascal Bailong,
– Anack Ntonyé,
– James Mouangue Kobila,
– Jonathan Fombé,
– Amadou Evelé,
– Minkoa Che.

FIFA and CAF representatives:

– Primo Corvaro
– Prosper Abega.


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July
11

FECAFOOT has declared its intention to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) over its ban from world football, stating that it does not understand FIFA’s decision.

FIFA on Thursday announced the provisional suspension of FECAFOOT with immediate effect, citing government interference in the running of the governing body. FIFA said a normalisation committee will be established to revise the FECAFOOT statutes and to organise elections for new office bearers by March 31, 2014, at the same time as managing the daily business of the body. “It is a big surprise; I don’t see any government intervention in what happened,” FECAFOOT vice-president Essomba Eyenga told BBC Sport. “We will make an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.”

FECAFOOT’s Elections Appeals Committee last month declared void the result of elections which retained Iya Mohammed as president. Mohammed is currently detained in prison while charges of embezzling money at the state-owned Cotton Development Company are investigated. However, FIFA’s ruling relates to subsequent activities which saw FECAFOOT vice-president and former Transport Minister John Begheni Ndeh forcibly install himself as president on June 28.

FIFA said in a statement: “The interference is linked to the occupation of the FECAFOOT headquarters by security forces who unilaterally decided to install one of the parties involved in the contested electoral process. As such, the authorities are clearly interfering with the internal affairs of FECAFOOT in contravention of articles 13 and 17 of the FIFA statutes, which oblige member associations to manage their affairs independently and with no influence of third parties. In addition, the occupation of the FECAFOOT headquarters is yet another example of the long pattern of pressure applied by the authorities since the electoral process started in February 2013 and FIFA already sent in the recent months two correspondences related to interference.”

Source: http://www.goal.com

 


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June
21

(cameroononline.org)

Iya Mohammed was re-elected president of Cameroon Football Association FECAFOOT on Wednesday earning a staggering 97 out of 98 votes cast by the federation’s 102 delegates. But there’s just one funny issue. He was transfered to Kondengui Central Prison on the day of his election for misappropriation of state funds as manager of SODECOTON. Until is released ,  his deputy Alim Konate—who represented him in the election—will run Fecafoot.


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October
18

The Li

ons” failure to qualify for a second AFCON in a row has drawn a barrage of suggestions on how to get the Lions back on track. At the top at the list is the dissolution of FECAFOOT as advocated by football legend Roger Milla. While the radical nature of this option can sound appealing, there is no guarantee that it is going to signal a change in the Lions” fortunes. This is because dissolving the federation will not be synonymous with an end to other systemic problems. Dissolution is no guarantee that simple rules will be followed : after a short – list of potential coaches was established, a coach who hadn”t made the short list was appointed. Dissolution is no guarantee that recalcitrant players will not create a foul environment in the dressing room. In fact the problem with dissolution is simply that it pretends to provide a quick answer to a deeply – rooted problem. Not qualifying for the AFCON is merely the tip of the iceberg and dissolving FECAFOOT will kickstart a process ladden with consequences. Have proponents of dissolution thought of what FIFA will do? Solutions are needed to cure the ailing Lions in particular and Cameroonian football in particular but dissolving FECAFOOT should not be brandished as the best and only option. The problem is not necessarily the institution but rather the rules and system in which this institution operates. Who does not agree?

 


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October
16

Another day and

another media outing. After Denis Lavigne“s interview of yesterday, it is now the turn of Cameroonian football legend Roger Milla to grab headlines with his own declaration. In an interview granted the national daily Cameroon Tribune, the Roving Ambassador advocates dissolving FECAFOOT as the only way to salvage Cameroon”s drowning football legacy. While this radical suggestion can seem pretty appealing at this time, it is important to factor in the consequences of such an action. A FIFA suspension will surely follow such an act. While this suggestion will surely provide fodder for critics, it is worth noting that the football legend has equally been accused by some as one of those causing trouble in the Lions” den. He is accused of being part of a cabal of elites from the Centre and South region trying to oust Iya Mohammed, a northerner. Whatever the case, it is evident that dissolution won”t solve all the problems plaguing the team.


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September
26

The celebrated Anzhi Striker Samuel Eto'o has reportedly accepted to return to the national team during a meeting with the Prime Minister , Philemon Yang in Yaounde. The meeting was attended by the new coach Jean Paul Akono and the team manager Rigobert Song<

/em> in the absence of FECAFOOT officials . Samuel Eto'o had suspended his participation in the national team due to what he called amateurism that reigns in the management of the team. His come-back to the national squad will certainly add more steam and valour . Cameroon faces Cape Verde on October 14th in Yaounde in a crucial qualification match for the 2013 African Nations Cup . He shall probably resume his role as captain of the team. Cameroon will have to score 3 goals without conceding any. Impossible n'est pas Camerounais !

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September
13

Cameroon 0, Cape-Verde 2 right after Eto'o rejects a call -up to the National Team after a suspension after a strike after disputes after the Lions lose out on the last African Nations Cup. This is the series of events that have occupied Cameroon football fans, pundits and authorities in recent times. These happenings can all be summarised into one reality: the Indomitable Lions have become domitable. Forget the chaotic and translucent management of the Football Federation and the spill-over effect on the entire Cameroonian football set-up. Forget all this and ask yourself one question: isn't it normal to lose at times? Isn't it normal for things to go wrong every now and then. Could the noise surrounding the Cameroonian football in recent years not simply be because we're not winning? If we had been winning, will people care how the Federation is managed, how local football fairs and whether or not Eto'o accepts a national team call-up ? Since the Indomitable Lion's emergence as a footballing power

house in Africa in the 80's and the 1990 exploit, an aura of invincibility has draped the squad. It has equally raised expectations which fans think must always be met. But the question asked here is whether we aren't just going through a rough patch like before. Is the federation really that badly managed and is there any correlation between a poorly-managed FECAFOOT and the Lions' field output? Right after Italia 90, our footballing prowess slumped, remember the 94 World Cup, until we resurfaced again in 2000 and reigned till 2004 before another recession set in. Do we mean do to say during those years of success the problems decried so passionately today weren't there? Or maybe they were there but nobody cared because “en tout cas , on gagnait”. If this is the case then maybe the problems in the national team aren't that grievous but are blown to some unreasonable proportion by the sour sting of defeat. Aren't there countries with professional football structures who are in our situation? Take South Africa for example. For fear of retribution(lol) let me modulate and suggest that our footballing problems aren't that bad but are made to look worse because of our understandable aversion to defeat. Am I lying? N/B This piece is not and should not be construed as an excuse for the bad management of football or mediocrity.

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August
31

Challenging the coach’s choices, leading a strike action, and now this: refusing to honour a national team call-up. The Eto’o Indomitable Lion’s saga seems to have no end. By publicly refusing to honour a highly-anticipated national team call-up, Samuel Eto’o has created a precedent in Cameroonian football circles which in recent years has suffered the scourge of infamy. While wars of opinion rage on the (un) patriotic nature of his act, those Cameroonians who were fed up with the status quo have resurrected from their shallow graves with joy. Eto’o’s action is the cataclysmic event that will flush out the ruining cabal, they think. While this is a widely-held expectation, let’s not forget that those who are comfortable with the status quo are embittered. If anything positive comes out of this stand, Eto’o may have scored his most splendid goal yet by dribbling past tradition and expectation to take a stand. He has endeared himself to those yearning for change. But wait  a minute, he may also have bought himself atonement for his past transgressions. If the present  FECAFOOT edifice comes crashing from this fit of frustration, Eto’o stands to be most kindly looked upon when this generation of footballers, and even others, are being judged by history.


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June
28

Indomitable Lions’ coach Denis Lavagne is once again making headlines for all the wrong reasons. According to a letter made public recently, the French man has been asked to respect state authorities and their representatives. FECAFOOT boss Iya Mohammed made the call after  Denis Lavagne was alleged to have made disrespectful comments  and manifested spite towards  the Minster of Sports and Physical Education and some of his close collaborators during the matches pitting the Lions against Libya and the D.R.C respectively. Pending Denis Lavagne’s  version and if this allegation turns out to be true, we must say the French man by virtue of such behaviour is paving his way out of the favour of most Cameroonians and out of the job.


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