New Cameroon FA President Promises To Rebuild Credibility

The new president of the Cameroonian Football Federation Seidou Mbombo Njoya has vowed to rebuild the organisation’s credibility.

The Cameroonian FA has been in disorder ever since former president Iya Mohammed was jailed in 2013 for mismanagement at the state-owned cotton company (Sodecoton) by Cameroon’s Special Criminal Court.

And just this last November, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) confirmed that it had stripped Cameroon of their hosting rights for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

Cameroon will hope Njoya’s appointment will be the start of new beginnings for the FA, as Njoya’s election ended a 15-month period under a normalisation period set up by FIFA and CAF.

“After five years of crisis, enough is enough,” said the newly-installed president. “We have turned our backs on ethics for too long and the time has come to re-evaluate them.

“We have to do our best to rebuild and professionalize football and change governance.

“We have a lot of challenges ahead but we want to breathe life into women’s and youth football as well as restructuring the national technical department,” said Njoya, a former development officer at FIFA and a member of CAF’s disciplinary committee under ex-president Issa Hayatou.