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Fecafoot general assembly postponed

The General Assembly of the Cameroon Football Federation has been postponed, the Normalisation Committee of the organ has said.

In a communiqué signed the Secretary General of Fecafoot, Martin Etonge, the General Assembly that was scheduled for June 23 to adopt the text before elections start in the various regions.

Fifa has instructed Fecafoot the Fecafoot Normalisation committee to wait until the end of the ongoing parliamentary session before fixing a new date for the General Assembly, the Secretary General said in the communiqué.

The communiqué also stressed that all members of the Extraordinary General Assembly of Fecafoot will be informed of a new date whenever it is set.

In principle, FIFA has asked the Normalisation committe to halt proceedings leading to the elections because it wants to see if the National Assembly will modify the 2011 law governing sports in Cameroon which has been its bone of contention. Article 44 of the law states that each sports federation is charged with solving its sports disputes according to its rules and regulations.

However, sub section two of the law states that in case one party is not satisfied with the ruling, it can carry the matter to the concilliation and arbitration committeeof the National Olympic and Sports Committe. This is where the bone of contention lies and FIFA expects the Ministry of sports and Physical Education to table a bill at the National Assembly that can modify that sub section of the law.

Published on 28.04.2020

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