Cameroon Football Federation Rejects Samuel Eto’o's Resignation as President

Cameroon Football Federation Rejects Samuel Eto’o's  Resignation as President
Samuel Eto'o
Written By : Leah De-Graft Takyi


In a dramatic turn of events, Samuel Eto'o, the legendary former African Player of the Year and current president of the Cameroon Football Federation, tendered his resignation on February 5, 2024. Allegations of improper conduct, match-fixing, and corruption surrounded Eto'o, prompting his decision. However, the federation's executive committee, in a meeting held in Yaoundé, the capital of Cameroon, unanimously dismissed Eto'o's resignation.

The executive committee convened to assess the national team's performance in the Africa Cup of Nations. During the meeting, Eto'o voluntarily offered to step down, encouraging other committee members to follow suit. After extensive discussions, the committee expressed unwavering confidence in Eto'o's leadership and rejected his resignation. The federation's official statement did not disclose additional decisions or outcomes from the meeting.

Cameroon's football journey faced a setback as they secured a late victory in their final group game but were subsequently eliminated by Nigeria in the round of 16, showcasing a lackluster performance.

Eto'o has been under the cloud of corruption allegations for years. Recently, The Athletic reported obtaining evidence, including WhatsApp messages, emails, letters, and audio recordings, supporting accusations of match-fixing, abuse of power, physical threats, incitement of violence, and spreading false information against Eto'o. These allegations have been submitted to FIFA's ethics committee and are concurrently under investigation by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

The CAF is already examining "serious" allegations made by Cameroonian football stakeholders against Eto'o. While the federation emphasizes Eto'o's presumption of innocence until proven guilty by a judicial body, concerns have emerged regarding his ambassadorial role with a sports betting company, potentially breaching the federation's codes.

Cameroon's football landscape has grappled with various challenges, including government interference, corruption allegations, and unfulfilled promises from soccer leaders. Eto'o, a four-time World Cup participant for Cameroon between 1998 and 2014, assumed the presidency in December 2021 with the ambitious goal of rebuilding and advancing football in the country. However, his tenure has been overshadowed by allegations and controversy, culminating in a recent unsuccessful attempt to resign, rebuffed by the federation's executive committee.

Comments

More From 3Music News

Diddy Accused of Sexual Assault By Producer Rodney Jones

Diddy Accused of Sexual Assault By Producer Rodney Jones

Diddy has been accused in yet another lawsuit for sexual assult by renowned music producer Rodney Jones.

Malia Obama Debuts in New Movie Under New Moniker

Malia Obama Debuts in New Movie Under New Moniker

Malia Obama, daughter of Barack and Michelle Obama, debuted her film, The Heart, at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival.

Australian Photographer Accuses Taylor Swift’s Dad of Punching Him in The Face on Sydney Waterfront

Australian Photographer Accuses Taylor Swift’s Dad of Punching Him in The Face on Sydney Waterfront

An Australian photographer, Ben McDonald has accused Scott Swift, father of Taylor Swift of assault.

Universal Music Group Makes Majority Investment in Nigeria's Mavin Records

Universal Music Group Makes Majority Investment in Nigeria's Mavin Records

Universal Music Group (UMG) Secures Majority Stake in Nigeria's Mavin Records

GITFiC Raises Concerns Over Ghanaian Cedi Depreciation Despite Government Interventions

GITFiC Raises Concerns Over Ghanaian Cedi Depreciation Despite Government Interventions

Concerns Rise as Ghanaian Cedi Faces Challenges Despite Government Efforts, GITFiC Urges Strategic Solutions

Viral Omah Lay Fan Renders Public Apology and Tells Side of Story

Viral Omah Lay Fan Renders Public Apology and Tells Side of Story

Jessani, the woman who found herself in the spotlight after a video of her dancing with Nigerian artiste Omah Lay went viral, has decided to address the controversy surrounding the incident.

Renowned Entrepreneur Lady Dentaa Amoateng MBE Appointed to Concordia Advisory Council

Renowned Entrepreneur Lady Dentaa Amoateng MBE Appointed to Concordia Advisory Council

Lady Dentaa Amoateng MBE, the well-known Ghanaian-British entrepreneur and philanthropist, has recently joined the esteemed Concordia Advisory Council.

CEO of Flokefama Donates Essential Medical Equipment to the University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC)

CEO of Flokefama Donates Essential Medical Equipment to the University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC)

Mr Emmanuel Kwabena Kenney donates some equipment to the University of Ghana Medical Centre, UGMC.

Can Salah Steal the Spotlight in the League Cup Final? Liverpool's Ljinders Holds onto Hope

Can Salah Steal the Spotlight in the League Cup Final? Liverpool's Ljinders Holds onto Hope

Will Salah Shine in the League Cup Final? Liverpool's Ljinders Shares Hopeful Outlook

Black Queens Face Uphill Battle After Defeat Against Zambia

Black Queens Face Uphill Battle After Defeat Against Zambia

Black Queens Gear Up for Redemption After Tough Loss to Zambia

Ibrahim Osman spills the beans on why he's rocking Brighton

Ibrahim Osman spills the beans on why he's rocking Brighton

Ibrahim Osman gives his reason for choosing Brighton.

GSS Reveals Over 500 Thousand Ghanaians Faced Job Loss in 2022 & 2023

GSS Reveals Over 500 Thousand Ghanaians Faced Job Loss in 2022 & 2023

Reports reveal that more than 500 thousand Ghanaians became jobless in the 2022/2023.

More Similar Videos

No similar videos to show related to this post. Explore other sections.