The sanction of Bamboutos, Elite One club is heavy. They have been simply relegated to the second division.
Below are the explanations:
On August 8, 2018, Jacques Blondin, Deputy Secretary of the Disciplinary Committee of the International Federation of Football Association (FIFA) sent a letter to the Cameroon Football Federation (FECAFOOT) with copies to Bamboutos FC of Mbouda and her former coach Johan Buyle.
FIFA’s decision taken on April 12, 2018, was transmitted to Bamboutos FC of Mbouda administration on May 7, 2018 by Martin N. Etonge, Secretary General of FECAFOOT by mail N °: 0394 / FCF / SG / SSG / 17.
In the note of the Secretary General of FECAFOOT that acknowledges our source within the club, it is written: “This decision is made following the non-compliance of your club with the provisions of the decision of the single judge of the Commission of the status of the player June 15, 2016, in the contractual dispute between coach Johan Buyle and your club. Please note that you are granted an exceptional grace period of 30 days to pay the fees. »
Referring to Johan Buyle’s unpaid salary case, FIFA asks “(…) the relegation of the club as a firm and definitive sanction against the defendant”.
“In view of the above, and in accordance with points II.6 and III.3 of the decision of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee of 12 April 2018, we invite the Cameroon Football Federation, as a member of FIFA , to execute the aforementioned decision and to send us by 20 August 2018 at the latest, proof of the demotion. ”
The sword of FECAFOOT
FIFA leaves no opportunity or even less a possibility of appeal to Bamboutos de Mbouda. “If the Cameroon Football Federation does not execute the decision of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee, an appropriate sanction will be pronounced by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee against the Federation. This may include the exclusion of all FIFA competitions “.
FIFA’s decision is final, much to the annoyance of the Cameroonian club that mobilizes the most supporters. The Cameroon Professional Football League (LPFC), by this act, will proceed to a real upheaval of its two championships.
Mbouda’s Bamboutos FC, who finished third at the end of the championship, will cede her African place to Faustin Domkeu’s New Stars. At the bottom of the rankings, except to make MTN Elite 1 play with 17 clubs next season, FECAFOOT and LPFC will have to make the decision that will do the least harm possible.
Either Unisport du Haut Nkam, 16th at the end of the season,will be restored in Elite One, or it is Canon of Yaoundé ranked 4th at the end of the Elite 2 championship will be promoted to Elite One.
The other possibility is to have both MTN Elite One and two respectively at 17 and 16 clubs. We are not there yet.