31, October 2022
Yaoundé: FECAFOOT holds Ballon d’Or ceremony 0
FECAFOOT held a spectacular Ballon d’Or ceremony Saturday night to honor local female and male footballers.
The ceremony held in the capital city of Yaounde was attended by nation’s football legends, government officials and diplomats.
“This is an incredible football event for Cameroonian football and will bring local players to the limelight,” said anti Anglophone and controversial Ernest Obama, spokesperson of the Cameroon Football Federation (FECAFOOT).
Football legend and the FECAFOOT president Samuel Eto’o said the ceremony marked “a turning point” in Cameroon’s football which is undergoing “a clear revolution” under his leadership.
Souaibou Marou, playing for local side Coton Sport of Garoua, won Cameroonian Ballon d’Or 2022 in the male category, while Monique Ngock, playing for local club Flight FF, won in the female category.
By Xinhuanet with additional editing from Cameroon Concord News
31, October 2022
Indomitable Lions: Song unveils squad for pre-World Cup friendly against Jamaica 0
Coach Rigobert Song announced on Sunday a list of 26 players for a pre-FIFA World Cup friendly against Jamaica.
The list is entirely made up of home-based players, who will camp from November 2-10 and play Jamaica on November 9.
Song wants to include three local players in the final squad for the FIFA World Cup and hopes that the game will help him make the right selection, according to football analyst James Ndiba.
“This will be a farewell game before the Indomitable Lions leave for Qatar, so everyone is surprised and asking why Song is testing local players on the eve of the world’s major football tournament,” Ndiba said.
“But I think it is the right thing to do if he must select the correct home-based players. We already know the performance of most of the Cameroonian players playing professional leagues out of the country,” he added.
Cameroon has been drawn in Group G with Switzerland, Serbia and five-time world champions Brazil. The Indomitable Lions will kick off their group stage against Switzerland on November 24.