A group embodying amateur clubs in Cameroon has mounted pressure on former Barcelona striker Samuel Eto to step down from his position as the president of the country’s football federation (FECAFOOT) to follow some abnormalities claims in his administration.
According to BBC Africa, a poll was held last week by the Cameroon’s Amateur Clubs’ Association (ACFAC) – in which 11 out of the 12 votes cast voted in favour of asking the four-time African Footballer of the Year to step down.
Eto who was voted as the President of the Cameroon Football Federation in December 2021 have been told to step down by the Amateur association if he truly wants development in the Cameroon football federation.
The as their claims said, their decision to remove Eto as the Federation is basically on two specific reasons:
— The decision to change the FECAFOOT president from four to seven years was illegal.
— That Samuel Eto’s decision to take an
ambassadorial role with a sports betting company – which could violate both Fifa and Fecafoot rules, is another reason he asked to step down.
— in another claim, the Amateur group said that unnamed individuals in Fecafoot are exploiting matches for bet purposes which goes to their advantage.
Fifa rules go against any personnel who has a bond with them as it states clearly:
“shall be forbidden from participating in, either directly or indirectly, betting, gambling, lotteries or similar events or transactions related to football matches or competitions and/or any related football activities”.