Cameroon FA Boss: Story of Players’ Unpaid Wages Should Never Have Come Out
Story of domestic players unpaid wages should never have surfaced, says Cameroonian football boss Seidou Mbombo Njoya.
The story of domestic players unpaid wages should never have surfaced,” says Cameroonian football boss Seidou Mbombo Njoya.
Over twenty clubs in the first and second divisions of the central African country are believed to owe players their earnings.
Jeremi Njitab, association of domestic players head, went out with the story, going to lengths of even lodging a complaint to FIFA.
The football governing entity, in reaction, gave out an ultimatum for clubs to pay up after it emerged that some of the players are facing qualms of feeding their loved ones.
However, Mbombo insists the story should never have made it to the airwaves, insisting it was a matter for the in-house level.
“It’s a shame that we are here. Unfortunately, as some have pointed out, this case should never have crossed borders. It must remain a Cameroonian affair. But SYNAFOC (the footballers’ association), through its tutelage has been able to engage the international bodies.”
“As it has happened, we can only react and we will do it very quickly. We are a very good authority. We have to look after the wellbeing of football players in the football community in general, those who earn livelihood from football have to be protected,” Mboob said on the sidelines of a meeting with stakeholders.
Cameroon has been attracting headlines for the wrong reasons- first with the dissolution of their FA and CAF stripping them of the 2019 hosting rights before the latest episode of the salary issue.