By Eric Tataw – Saturday March 2, 2019.
A top Cameroonian Army General has chaired a nine-hour-long meeting; National Telegraph has been told. General Pierre Semengue on Thursday, February 28, 2019, chaired the General Assembly of the Cameroon Professional Football League, football officials have said.
According to our sources, the General Assembly that’s coming a little too late was organized to quiet down the growing resentment in football actors of the league, says a source from FECAFOOT, the country’s football governing body.
The Cameroon Professional Football League suffered a humiliating opening ceremony when it was unconditionally boycotted both by players and other football stakeholders. General Pierre Semengue had in fact launched the 2018/2019 football season on an empty field.
On January 26, 2019, Eding Sport and Yong Sport Academy (YOSA) of Bamenda were due to play the opening match but it failed to take place between after both teams boycotted. The Debates at the General Assembly were inevitable.
One of the participants, Frank Happi, Manager of Union of Douala who is also President of the Trade Union of Elite Clubs of Cameroon expressed satisfaction at the deliberations stating that it was imperative and well-timed. He, however, expressed concerns, hoping all decisions taken would be followed.
In the Assembly that finally reached an accord with thirty (30) out of the thirty-three (33) delegates in the presence of the League’s President, General Pierre Semengue and a representative of the Cameroon Football Federation, FECAFOOT, Alim Aboubakar Konate who presented reports of activities reached major Resolutions;
The sum of two billion, three hundred and eighteen million, two hundred and fifty thousand francs (2.318.250.000 F CFA) was backed as the budget for 2019. The assembly also espoused the sum of two million francs (2.000.000 F CFA) as the
Going further, the delegates adopted the report of the president of the Board of Directors of the League and also agreed that newly recruited staff will be subjected to three-month probation before their files would be screened.
A Budget Committee was also created with Max Kome of Dragon FC and Jacques Yong of YOSA as members. The two are expected to examine and approve expenditures of the League, National Telegraph has read from the twelve-point Resolution.
Meanwhile, all contracts with consultants will be discontinued and each club would receive three million francs (3.000.000 F CFA) from a package of ninety-nine million (99.000 000 F CFA), the resolution sheet has stated.