Sunday, June 8, 2014

Match Bonuses Wahala: After Rejecting National Flag from PM, Lions Refuse to Board Flight

Information reaching indicates that players of the Cameroon National soccer team have refused to quit their hotel rooms in protest to ongoing wahala over the FIFA match shared bonuses. According to classified source, the players have refused to board their flight for Brazil for the 2014 World Cup. Yet the players have been mute but have been showing their disapprovals only through actions. On Saturday June 7, the players rejected to collect the National flag from the Prime Minister, Philemon Yang. To avoid the public embarrassment, head coach Volker Finke stepped in to receive the flag. Apparently, they have decided to remain in their hotel rooms rather than going to the airport to board the flight.
The chairman of the Normalization Committee of the Cameroon Football Federation- FECAFOOT is presently on a hot stool after last Saturday incident at the Amadou Ahidjo stadium during the gala encounter with Moldovia. It should be recalled that in 1994, Cameroonians were taken aback when money generously donated to support the national soccer team ended in private pockets. Joseph Owona, chairman of the Normalization Committee last Friday offered 6% FIFA match bonuses for the first round, 20% for the 2nd round, 30% for the quarter-finals, 40% for the semi-finals and 50% for the finals and third position play-off. The issue of match bonuses is acute in Cameroon. It started in 1994, resurfaced in 2011 and 2012. 


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