Authoritarianism, IDI AMIN at the Heart of FECAFOOT: the intimates of Samuel Eto’o confide anonymously
Authoritarianism,IDI AMIN at the Heart of FECAFOOT: the intimates of Samuel Eto’o confide anonymously
Tongues are loosened at the Cameroonian Football Federation (Fecafoot). The sacred union around President Samuel Eto’o is cracking day after day. The methods of the new boss of Fecafoot are increasingly challenged by his closest collaborators. After the disaster departure of the secretary general of Fecafoot, Benjamin Didier Banlock, the situation did not improve. Samuel Eto’o according to sources at Fecafoot, infantilized the executive committee of the body. Several decisions are taken without the members of the Comex being informed. The rupture of the collaboration with the French equipment manufacturer Le Coq Sportif, even if it was welcomed by the majority of Cameroonians, was a one-man decision by Samuel Eto’o.
“He decided that on his own, no member of the executive committee ever had access to the contract,” a source close to Fecafoot told Le Monde newspaper. The choice of the new equipment supplier will not be transparent either. The executive committee is unaware of all the ins and outs of the procedure which led to the choice of the American company “One Sport”, unknown in the world of football until then.
“We will therefore not know how many offers were received and how they were selected, on what criteria. The same FECAFOOT SG came to tell us that a shortlist of three equipment manufacturers had been drawn up. This is where the imagination of vuvuzelists began to travel. We read here and there, urbi et orbi, that the leading trio is Nike, Adidas and Puma. When Adolarc Lamissia tells you, you don’t believe. PUMA never bid, NIKE never bid, ADIDAS never bid. Jeune Afrique was called upon to flour Cameroonians.
I regret to inform the patent laudators that no major equipment firm has submitted to such a vague and controversial “call for tenders”. I have the painful obligation to tell you that the plan was planned in advance by FEYCAFOOT”, declared Adolarc Lamissia, a great detractor of Samuel Eto’o, before specifying that the executive committee had not been associated with the project.
“This is why the texts and the organs are flouted and trampled on. FEYCAFOOT says that the new “equipment supplier” has been chosen by the Executive Committee. Oh good ! And it was held when? And where are his resolutions. And Samuel Eto’o couldn’t wait for the one announced on August 26, 2022 to endorse this choice? No, he couldn’t wait, because it’s not planned that way. Eto’o, Lamissia tells you, could not bring together any instance of Feycafoot at the risk of presenting the offers, but there have never been any offers; at least at the risk of presenting that of One All… which itself does not exist. Eto’o and One All… know what they are up to and what they intend to be up to with the name “INDOMPTABLE LIONS OF CAMEROON”.
For its part, the newspaper Jean Bruno Tagne, who was Samuel Eto’o’s campaign manager in December 2021, no longer hides his disappointment. He openly criticized Eto’o’s methods in the newspaper Le Monde before questioning his ability to hold on at the head of Fecafoot until the end of his term.