Wednesday, November 19, 2014

FECAFOOT Election: 5 Contenders for 1 Seat

The deadline for nominations for President of the Cameroon Football Federation (FECAFOOT) was set for Monday, November 17, 2014. Yet only five applications are said to have been submitted. As November 29th draws closer there heat in the air as who succeeds Iya Mohammed at the helm of FECAFOOT. It is worth mentioning the constitution of the Electoral College was made public by the Fécafoot who also recalled through a press release, the eligibility for the position of President and the composition of the list of the executive committee. While all eyes are set towards the validation, The Eye gathered that Jules Nyongha, Robert Penne, Joseph Antoine Bell, Robert Atah and Tombi Roko are on the starting block.

Jules Nyongha: He announced his candidacy on November 13 during a press conference in Yaounde. The former coach of the Indomitable Lions wants to use his experience with all of football, and clubs or national technical direction as in the past to revamp soccer.

Robert Penne: The former vice-president of the FECAFOOT is probably person with the right profile, especially for being at the head of the Cameroonian delegation to the Sydney Olympics in 2000. In the sports world, he also managed CENAJES Bertoua and the regional Football League in the East region.

Joseph Antoine Bell: The former Indomitable Lions goalkeeper solemnly declared his candidacy at a press conference in Yaounde on November 9. Since then, this former player of Union Douala is campaigning to both business magnates and club presidents to support his programme to revamp football.

Robert Atah: He was the early bird given he was one of the first to have publicly announced his Presidential ambitions. Atah many thinks is also a good man and "the only candidate that can straighten our football."

Tombi Roko Sidiki: He is the former Secretary General of FECAFOOT and he is maybe one of the last to have declared his ambition publicly. His candidacy, however, was expected in the world of football, particularly with regard to support and calls for his candidacy by some players.

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