24, August 2017
World football governing body, FIFA decided on the 23rd of August 2017 to appoint a standardization committee within the Cameroon Football Federation (FECAFOOT), in accordance with Art. 14, para. 1 (a) and s. 8, para. 2 of the FIFA Statutes-a decision that vindicates Abduramane Hamadou putting an end to the CPDM-Issa Hayatou mafia that has been destroying Cameroon football.
FIFA said in a press release that the decision is linked to the confirmation by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) of the judgment of the Conciliation and Arbitration Chamber of the Cameroonian Olympic and Sports Committee, which canceled the electoral procedure that led to the election in 2015 of the current Executive Committee of FECAFOOT and, on the other hand, recent unsuccessful attempts by FIFA to bring the different stakeholders of Cameroonian football together.
The FIFA mandate of the committee includes the following tasks:
Manage the current affairs of FECAFOOT;
Develop, in consultation with all stakeholders, new statutes that are in compliance with the FIFA Statutes and Standards as well as with the compulsory national legislation in force;
Revise the statutes of the regional and departmental leagues and ensure their conformity with the statutes of FECAFOOT;
Identify delegates from the FECAFOOT General Assembly as well as regional and departmental leagues;
Organize the elections of a new executive committee of FECAFOOT.
The standardization committee will consist of an appropriate number of members, who will be appointed by a joint FIFA and CAF mission in the very near future. It will also work as an electoral commission and none of its members will be eligible for the posts to be filled in the elections. The mandate of the Standardization Committee shall expire on 28 February 2018 at the latest.
By Chi Prudence Asong