The Cameroon-Namibia draw following the qualifying phase for the next African Cup of Nations (CAN), on March 24 in Yaoundé, has remained in the throat of many Cameroonians. The poor performance of the Cameroonian team during this game has prompted a wave of criticism against Samuel Eto'o Fils (pictured), the president of the Cameroon Football Federation (Fecafoot).
"The first to be blamed is Samuel Eto'o. How could someone who cannot handle his own business possibly become a good manager for Fecafoot?” someone wrote on social media. Most of the angry supporters say that the Cameroonian football team has been struggling since the former player took office as the head of fecafoot.
Last week, the U23 national team lost to the Panthers of Gabon (0-1) in Franceville. The national team was also kicked off the group phase of the African Nations Championship (CHAN), which was played in Algeria earlier this year, after a humiliating defeat against Niger (0-1). The performance was also bad during the World Cup in Qatar and things are not better on the side of the female football team.
"The federation is to blame. The results are bad and we know it," said Franck Happi, director of football development at Fecafoot, acknowledging that change is needed. However, he added that "people need to understand that the senior teams are more focused on results, but that the intermediate teams are the breeding ground for the senior team.”
Michel Ange Nga