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Cameroon Pro-League Finally Kicks-off Amidst Internal Wrangling

The 2018/2019 Professional League of Cameroon has finally commenced after an abortive first attempt last week.

The launching was done last Saturday, February 2 at the Yaoundé Military Stadium with two matches on the starting block.

In the first match of the Elite II category, Canon Sportif of Yaoundé defeated Panthère of Nde by 1 goal to 0, while visiting Yong Sport Academy of Bamenda imposed its might over Eding Sport of La Lékie by 1-0 for the Elite I Championship.

Both games were watched by Cameroon Football Federation (FECAFOOT) Officials headed by its President, Seidou Mbombo Njoya and the League’s President, General Pierre Semengue amidst a mammoth crowd of football lovers and supporters of the two teams.

The rest of the matches were played in stadia throughout the national territory.

Last Saturday’s ceremony comes barely one week after clubs boycotted the initial launching date due to unresolved differences with the League management body. The initial opening ceremony was heavily boycotted as both teams; Eding Sport and Young Sport Academy did not show up for the opener and despite opening the gates of the Yaoundé Military stadium free of charges to spectators, less than a hundred persons showed up.

Following a tripartite meeting held at the FECAFOOT headquarters and chaired by First Vice President, Aboubakar Konate, the clubs decided to go back to the field while pending the holding of the General Assembly of the league on February 28 which had been the major bond of contention.

 

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