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New Cameroon FA boss Seidou Mbombo Njoya vows ‘transparency’

BBC | Newly elected federation president Seidou Mbombo Njoya has promised transparency in his bid to rebuild the credibility of football in Cameroon.

Njoya was voted in as Cameroon Football Federation (Fecafoot) boss on Wednesday to end the latest 15-month period under a normalisation committee.

“After five years of crisis, enough is enough,” the Bamun prince said.

“We have turned our backs on ethics for too long and the time has come to re-evaluate them.

“We have to do our best to rebuild and professionalise football and change governance.”

Since former Fecafoot president Iya Mohammed was jailed in 2013 Cameroon football has been in turmoil going from a first normalisation period under Joseph Owona to a second under Dieudonne Happi.

“Football is a passion and I invite those who still love football to join me in uplifting the sinking Fecafoot boat,” Njoya added.

“I know that the football fraternity is fragmented but I’m calling on stakeholders to come together so we can bring about change.

“We have a lot of challenges ahead but we want to breathe life into women’s and youth football as well as restructuring the national technical department.”

The 57-year-old Njoya, is a former development officer at world governing body Fifa and was part of the Confederation of African Football’s (Caf) disciplinary committee under ex-president Issa Hayatou.

Seidou won with 46 of the 66 available votes, his nearest challenger was former international goalkeeper Joseph Antoine Bell, who polled 17.

The remaining three votes went to Daniel Nyamsi Mongue, while former Cameroon international Emmanuel Maboang Kessack and one-time football agent Herve Tchinda failed to earn a single vote.

Prior to the elections, supervised by Fifa and Caf officials, Happi and Emmanuel Bissong Egbe both withdrew from the polls.

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9 comments

  1. Trop peu, trop tard!. Le Cameroun a eu beaucoup de chances d’élire un président de fédération de football avant que la CAF ne retire ses droits d’hébergement. Mais pourquoi le Cameroun ne l’a-t-il pas fait? Pourquoi le Cameroun n’a-t-il pas inclus la ville la plus peuplée du Cameroun anglophone dans la planification de la Coupe d’Afrique des nations? Seuls Paul Biya et son ex-condamné ami Paul Atanga Nji savent pourquoi.

  2. Too Little Too Late!. Cameroon had a lot of chances to Elect a Football Federation President Before the Confederation of African Football CAF withdraw their hosting rights. But ,why did Cameroon not do it?.Why did Cameroon not include the most populous city in Anglophone Cameroon in the planning for African Nations Cup ? .Only Paul Biya and his ex convict Friend Paul Atanga Nji Know Why.

  3. He can start by applying transparency …to himself and publish his net worth,holdings ,property ,last 5 years earnings and his ?expected wage and expense packet.If he cant talk the rest of his admin crew into following his example he should start interviewing candidates to replace them within the next 4 weeks.
    Who are the 66 persons who voted him in ? Why so many? How much do they cost Fecafoot? ,in wages and expenses and what jobs do they do? If they dont declare ,as mentioned above ,they can be replaced too.

  4. He can start by applying transparency …to himself and publish his net worth,holdings ,property ,last 5 years earnings and his ?expected wage and expense packet.If he cant talk the rest of his admin crew into following his example he should start interviewing candidates to replace them within the next 4 weeks.
    Who are the 66 persons who voted him in ? Why so many? Just asking !How much do they cost Fecafoot? ,in wages and expenses and what jobs do they do? If they dont declare ,as mentioned above ,they can be replaced too.

  5. This is not a cameroon language..TRANSPARENCY..
    Its just lie lie talk..
    FECAFOOT is the most corrupt organ in the world just potraying the country..
    Cameroon took part in many world cups..
    Won many CANS..
    dont even have an international stadium…The team trains all the time in France and cant even host an African interquatier not to talk of CAN…

    • [email protected] theres a fair amount of facilities that arnt corrupt in Cameroon.It is done and can be done at FECAFOOT .There are many European private companies with alot less transparency than what can be done at FECAFOOT the country needs this industry and it needs it to be transparent .Period its called progress ….This outfit has been a complete insult to hardworking Cameroons up tell now whats so scary about changing for the better?

  6. Not too fast man. first things first,
    road maps
    timing
    results
    auditors and here we need mostly the english speaking body no French speaking bodies please.
    publicity and transparent reports.