Yaoundé(National Times)-Nine candidates have expressed their wish to occupy the prestigious Presidency of the Cameroon’s Football Federation better known by its French acronym as FECAFOOT even though only one candidate has fulfilled all the conditions.
Among the nine candidates, only the file of Seidou Mbombo Njoya, former FECAFOOT Vice President has been accepted. The files of eight other candidates including that of ace footballer, Joseph Antoine Bell, Bissong Egbe Emmanuel, Boyomo Manuel, Frank Happi, former Cameroonian international Maboang Kessack, Mongue Nyamsi Daniel, Penn Robert and Tchinda Patrick Herve have been declared incomplete.
The candidates are mostly accused of failing to provide list of patrons backing their candidature as well as answering questions on their integrity.
However, the Normalisation Committee has given until Friday, December 7 for the incomplete files to be regularised. Meanwhile, the eight other candidates are working tooth and nail to the Normalisation Committee’s deadline.
Elections to the FECAFOOT Presidency would take place at the CAF Excellence Centre, Mbankomo on the outskirts of Yaoundé on December 12, 2018.
The new President would replace former President Iya Mohammed who was arrested in June 2013 and charged with corruption in his management of the Cotton Expansion and Modernisation Corporation (SODECOTON).
Since then, FECAFOOT has been battling with series of conflicts and even the election of Tombi à Roko Sidiki in 2015 did not solve the problem.
In 2017, the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) invalidated his election which opened the room for a second FIFA Normalisation Committee within five years.
With the election on December 12, the present Normalisation team headed by Barrister Dieudonné Happi would give way for the first formal leadership of FECAFOOT in five years.