The new Cameroon Professional Football League (Elite 1&2) season gets underway November 3, 2018, and there are some new changes before the action gets underway.
The new changes in the Elite 1 and 2 championships this upcoming season were announced today, Monday, October 15, 2018 during the installation of the acting Secretary-General of the Cameroon Professional Football League, LPFC, Beyeck Benjamin by the league’s president, General Pierre Semengue.
General Semengue announced a series of changes in the upcoming 2018/2019 football season.
Firstly, it was announced that the professional football league will commence on November 3, 2018.
Unlike in the past where the league started late, this time it will be earlier.
However, pundits cast doubt as to if the date will be respected.
This is because the league has always been postponed on many occasions.
Also, the coming season will witness an increase in the number of clubs in both Elite 1 & 2 championships.
The Elite One championship will see the number of clubs increased from 18 to 20 clubs.
Meanwhile, the Elite Two championship will now have 18 teams instead of the initial 17.
The increase in the number of clubs in both championships has been welcomed with mixed feelings.
This, some argue that it would be unwise to increase the number of clubs when the league has not been able to provide enough subsidies for those already existing.
To some, the increase will give opportunity to some parts of the countries to be able to have clubs in the Professional League.