World Football Governing Body (FIFA) is expected to announce a second mandate extension for the five- man Normalisation Committee charged with addressing the irregularities of Cameroon football as its mandate expires this Friday.
The Committee has managed activities at the Cameroon Football Federation (FECAFOOT) for the past 12 months. This has been through two six-month mandates.
At the moment, football stakeholders are hoping for additional time to enable the Committee complete its work. It remains at the discretion of FIFA to give either another six months or a three months’ additional period for irregularities to be addressed.
FIFA assigned the Barrister Dieudonné Happi –led Committee to review the statutes of FECAFOOT. It equally had as mission to review the laws governing sports in the country. These have been achieved, but for the organisation of elections into the much sought after executive committee of FECAFOOT at the Divisional, Regional and National levels.
The Committee had outlined a programme to get the elections conducted between the months of June and August 2018. This is yet to be achieved.
Unlike at the time of its inception, wherein, a FIFA delegation was in Cameroon to announce the mandate and institute the Committee, football pundits predict that, a correspondence from FIFA will announce such extension in the hours ahead.
Six months back, FIFA’s Manager for Africa and the Caribbean, Veron Mesengo-Omba, while on a mission to Cameroon averred that, the Committee will be given the chance to manage the affairs of FECAFOOT until all problems are addressed.