6, March 2017
The battle for the control of the Cameroon Football Federation, FECAFOOT has taken a dramatic U turn immediately after the Lions won the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon. Abdouraman Hamadou, Chairman of Etoile filante de Garoua has reportedly pulled the match against Tombi A Roko Sidiki, president of the Cameroon Football Federation to extra time.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (TAS), which is the supreme judicial authority in the world of sport, made public a verdict last week which has prompted the petitioner, Abdouraman to attack the Swiss Federal Court. Information has filtered that the Chairman of Etoile filante de Garoua will be leaving Cameroon today Monday, March 6, 2017 for Switzerland.
The TAS decision has created panic deep within the leadership of the Cameroonian Football Association as a reaction is expected soon from the International Federation of Football Association (FIFA). Tombi A Roko Sidiki and his “protector” Sports Minister Pierre Ismaël Bidoung Kpwatt were received at their request by Issa Hayatou, the president of African Football Confederation (CAF). Issa Hayatou and his CPDM gang have been reflecting on what action to take after the judgment from the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Tas decided on Monday, February 27, 2017 to declare inadmissible and dismiss the Abdouraman appeal and did not modify the verdict of the Chamber of Conciliation and Arbitration of the National Olympic and Sports Committee of Cameroon which invalidated on November 12, 2015, the last electoral process that led Tombi A Roko to the head of Fécafoot.
By Sonne Peter with files from CIN