Could the Cameroon Championships, MTN Elite One and Two be halted again after speculations of unpaid state’s subvention to clubs?
Developing story: Reports within Cameroon clubs suggest that things have intensified within the ranks of presidents of Elite one and Two clubs regarding an imminent stop of the first and second tier championships in Cameroon.
Sources say that, the reasons for the developing story is due to failure to pay the remaining State’s Subvention to the clubs by the ministry of Sports and Physical Education.
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Another reports suggest that, before the commencement of the second round of both Championships, the club Presidents had jointly agreed to play for three to four matches while waiting for the payment of the state’s subvention from the ministry of Sports and Physical Education (MINSEP). The club presidents also warmed that failure to do so they will stop playing.
The boycott threats from the club presidents is evident with the cancelled matchday 12 fixture between Avion and Bamboutos which has been rescheduled for for Wednesday July 21, 2021.
Consequences if the halt goes on
Should the MTN Elite One Championship witness a break, FECAFOOT will be left grinding its teeth as there will be no way to complete the league before due date (8th August) so as to submit their teams for the Confederation of African Football, CAF’s inter-club competitions.
This also mean that, Coton Sport of Garoua and PWD of Bamenda will have to represent Cameroon again at the continent championships should the league fail to go through.
That is to say Coton Sport of Garoua will represent Cameroon in the Confederation of African Football Cup while PWD Bamenda will represent Cameroon in the CAF Champions League.
The war between MINSEP and FECAFOOT?
Recently, it is evident that the working relationship between the Minister of Sports and physical Eduaction (MINSEP) and FECAFOOT president is rift as both institutions have disagreed on numerous occasions which even brought the intervention of FIFA, And it seems to be a matter of interest for both parties.
The questions that remains are; What are the real reasons for the halted disbursement of the state subvention? Who is responsible?