On July 6, 2018, a day after he announced the suspension of MTN Elite One and MTN Elite Two due to lack of funds, the president of Cameroon’s professional football league (Ligue de Football Professionnel du Cameroun-LFPC) Gen. Pierre Semengue published a note announcing the immediate resumption of these championships. This is because the country’s football federation FECAFOOT provided CFA45 million financing.
Yet, on July 5, 2018, at the end of a crisis meeting, he announced that the championships league would be suspended and the 30th day of MTN Elite One as well as the 25th day of MTN Elite Two initially planned for July 8 and July 10 respectively would be postponed to later dates.
With this announced resumption, they will respectively be held on July 10 ( for the 30th day of MTN Elite One) and July 11 ( for the 25th day of MTN Elite Two).
Let’s note that the professional league’s financial problems were accrued in 2013 when MTN announced its withdrawal from the sponsors of the national professional football competition. Despite the telecommunication operator’s return, in 2017, with the status of exclusive sponsor and the occasional help provided by the government, LFPC is hardly able to guarantee its financial autonomy.
Monique Ngo Mayag