Yaoundé (National Times)-The President of the Cameroon Football Federation (FECAFOOT) Seidou Mbombo Njoya has ended the deadlock over the commencement of the 2018/2019 football season in the country following a meeting grouping football stakeholders at the institution’s office in Yaoundé on Thursday, January 4.
Resolutions made public at the end of the meeting stipulate that the elite I football season will kick-off on January 30 and will comprise 18 clubs. In the elite II, the number of clubs was retained at 15. The second tier will begin on January 26 and 27.
Other achievements of Thursday’s meeting are the putting in place of an Ad Hoc Committee to examine the problems plaguing the Cameroon Professional Football League (CPFL). The Committee is head by FECAFOOT’s First Vice President, Alim Konate.
Besides, Mbombo Njoya also used the meeting to announce subventions that will be handed to clubs in the different championships to help them assuage their financial challenges.
Other actors in the sports discipline such as retired General Pierre Semengue, President of the CPFL, who attended the meeting was able to reconcile with some club Presidents with whom he has been at odds over certain issues.
Talking to the press after the meeting, FECAFOOT boss Mbombo Njoya said it was the beginning of better days for Cameroon football.
He said, all had to be done for the leagues to resume. He described the outcome as being the fruits of the reconciliation mission he announced immediately after his election.
Pascal Abounde, President of PWD Bamenda told reporters after the meeting that he was satisfied with the resolutions arrived at given the clarity in the commencement of a new football season.